If You’re Bored at Work, You’ve Just Been Warned.

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Think about the work you do every day. Ever find it boring, repetitive, or lacking in meaning? Did you answer “yes” to any of that? If you did, then that’s a good thing. Why would it be a good thing? Because it means you’ve been warned. And better still, you’re the one who’s warning yourself. According to the Associated Press, jobs that “follow well-defined procedures and are repeated throughout the…

Why Are You Still Running On Your Hamster Wheel?

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This month’s issue formed from the convergence of several recent events: – I read the August McKinsey Quarterly Report “The US Employment Challenge” (You may have to register, but it’s free.) – Steve Jobs resigned as Apple CEO. – I watched Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement address (here’s the text version as well). Here’s how they fit together: In the McKinsey Report, Kelly Services CEO, Carl Camden, writes: “So jobs aren’t…

Lost Jobs Aren’t the Problem. They’re the Symptom.

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There used to be a time when if jobs were lost during a recession, there was the expectation that many of these same jobs would eventually return after the economy came back. These days, though, there’s a whole different feel about jobs returning. In a recent article, “5 Myths About How to Create Jobs” (link), McKinsey notes that even if the economy were to add 200,000 jobs per month, it…