The Last World

The Last World Jobs: All the live long day Jobs : Better jobs. New jobs . Virtual jobs . Any jobs . How do people cre­ at e them, get them, keep them , or do them? Some­ times it seems as if there reall y is no rest for the weary , let alone anyone else. We often hear, "It's bette r than digging ditches. " But what do ditch diggers say? W e asked other work­ er s what came to mind whe n they thought of "jobs, " and here's what they had to say: There are 98,928,000 Ameri­ stances at the company. The "If we want a high-wage future cans employed right now in era of the one-company man­ for ourselves and our children full-time jobs (35 hours a ager is over. " we cannot get into the trap of week or more) and another James E. Challenger, president, competing on the basis of low 20,991,000 people employed Challenger, Gray & Christmas, wages around the world. That in part-time positions." Chicago, Illinois. is not what created a strong Jack Bregger, associate com­ American middle class to missioner for employment and "The mayor of any city cannot begin with. We have got to get unemployment, Bureau of Labor effect the economy in a strate­ better jobs and new jobs." Statistics, Washington, D.C. gic way, but he can in a tacti­ Robert B. Reich, Secretary of cal way by creating a business Labor, Clinton Administration, "Training increases earnings. climate that conduces small Washington, D.C. Studies have shown that those businesses to stay and other who receive formal, on-the-job companies to come in. No training enjoy a 25% earnings "We're sort of a forerunner to amount of programs to advantage. Yet, formal train­ the virtual office. 'Cats' is an increase jobs, however, will ing receives only $30 billion ever-changing group of about help a mayor who does not dollars from corporate Ameri­ 80 people who have been on have a personality that exudes ca—just 1% of payroll." the road for 10 years, essen­ confidence." tially unsupervised. That's not Curtis E. Plott, president and Edward I. Koch, former mayor to say we're renegades run­ CEO of the American Society for of New York City, lawyer with ning amok; on the road, Training and Development, Robinson, Silverman, Pearce, department heads make day- Alexandria, Virginia. Aaronsen and Berman in New to-day decisions." York. Chris Morey, company manag­ "Although the person who has er, "Cats" National Touring spent all or most of a business "Work three seasons and you Company, speaking from New career with one firm has a got it made." Orleans. reservoir of experience, that Arthur Friedel, World War II vet­ individual is frequently eran and street philosopher, viewed as being too narrow to "We don't get into comments; Brooklyn, New York. adapt to changing circum- we just provide the facts. 64 | Journal of Business Strategy http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Business Strategy Emerald Publishing

The Last World

Journal of Business Strategy, Volume 14 (6): 1 – Jun 1, 1993

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Emerald Publishing
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0275-6668
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10.1108/eb039606
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Jobs: All the live long day Jobs : Better jobs. New jobs . Virtual jobs . Any jobs . How do people cre­ at e them, get them, keep them , or do them? Some­ times it seems as if there reall y is no rest for the weary , let alone anyone else. We often hear, "It's bette r than digging ditches. " But what do ditch diggers say? W e asked other work­ er s what came to mind whe n they thought of "jobs, " and here's what they had to say: There are 98,928,000 Ameri­ stances at the company. The "If we want a high-wage future cans employed right now in era of the one-company man­ for ourselves and our children full-time jobs (35 hours a ager is over. " we cannot get into the trap of week or more) and another James E. Challenger, president, competing on the basis of low 20,991,000 people employed Challenger, Gray & Christmas, wages around the world. That in part-time positions." Chicago, Illinois. is not what created a strong Jack Bregger, associate com­ American middle class to missioner for employment and "The mayor of any city cannot begin with. We have got to get unemployment, Bureau of Labor effect the economy in a strate­ better jobs and new jobs." Statistics, Washington, D.C. gic way, but he can in a tacti­ Robert B. Reich, Secretary of cal way by creating a business Labor, Clinton Administration, "Training increases earnings. climate that conduces small Washington, D.C. Studies have shown that those businesses to stay and other who receive formal, on-the-job companies to come in. No training enjoy a 25% earnings "We're sort of a forerunner to amount of programs to advantage. Yet, formal train­ the virtual office. 'Cats' is an increase jobs, however, will ing receives only $30 billion ever-changing group of about help a mayor who does not dollars from corporate Ameri­ 80 people who have been on have a personality that exudes ca—just 1% of payroll." the road for 10 years, essen­ confidence." tially unsupervised. That's not Curtis E. Plott, president and Edward I. Koch, former mayor to say we're renegades run­ CEO of the American Society for of New York City, lawyer with ning amok; on the road, Training and Development, Robinson, Silverman, Pearce, department heads make day- Alexandria, Virginia. Aaronsen and Berman in New to-day decisions." York. Chris Morey, company manag­ "Although the person who has er, "Cats" National Touring spent all or most of a business "Work three seasons and you Company, speaking from New career with one firm has a got it made." Orleans. reservoir of experience, that Arthur Friedel, World War II vet­ individual is frequently eran and street philosopher, viewed as being too narrow to "We don't get into comments; Brooklyn, New York. adapt to changing circum- we just provide the facts. 64 | Journal of Business Strategy

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