Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bring It On...

Two weeks or more since I have taken the time to update and I have to admit that it is my fault.

We have been down a Marketing Coordinator here since October so I have been doing two people's duties for the past while. Combined with the last assignments of this term and you have disaster pretty much.

The upcoming economic slowdown seems to be topic number one in most people's minds so let me share a few of my thoughts on the issue: stop crying and get to work.

That's it. That's all. Stop pointing fingers, stop making drastic calls for changes... and start getting to work fixing the problem. Get to work producing and purchasing goods.

The reality is that until they pay those who monitor the system more than those who abuse it - they will never really root out the greed on Wall Street. Money goes to scarcity and when there are a few people in the world who can game the system - they will draw HUGE bonuses.

I have been in the job market since 1999 when I graduated university. In that time I have seen two major financial downturns. The first was the dot com bubble of the early part of this centry and the second one is what we are currently living through. For those of you with great minds and innovative thoughts, the future is and alwasy will be bright. Same goes for those people who can get stuff done. There will always be a place at the table for you.

Now if you're one of those people who is refered to as "fluff", then you need to be worried that the house you bought and couldn't afford will be vacant in a short while. Go back and get training, get skills that are in demand and rare and your career will thank yo for it.

I will be finished my MBA early 2009 and lucky for me I have a job so I don't need to worry abou that but I am actually looking forward to what is going to happen in the next year. The downturn will push the fluff out of the market and leave the solid people/companies. As a marketer, I will learn to be way more savvy about how I do things. The days of having unmet demand are over and now is the time to see what you are really made of. You can run or you can stay and fight. I choose to stay and fit so bring it on.

U.S. Thanksgiving is coming up. My favorite Canadian holiday. I know.... you're probably wondering why I say it is a Canadian holiday and the reason is that we are so tied to the U.S. economy that when they shut down, we slow to a crawl. We're going to use this time to finish the office spruce up project and I am going to get everything around my desk organized and cleaned for the holiday rush. My last class for this year is next Thursday so I am looking forward to finishing for a month.

Yes, I live in such a twisted world that only having a full time job is considered a vacation. Evenings and weekends free.... what am I going to do with all this free time? Sleep.

I am also going to use the time to get this blog back into shape. I will put some pictures up and tell you all about my new Phone. The HTC touch diamond. I am loving it so far and will be bloggin with it soon enough.

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