Knowledge: A Precious Commodity

Posted: July 17, 2013 in Rat Race
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In today’s job market knowledge is priceless and seemingly less is being shared. I am not talking about the bits and pieces of information we receive through networking opportunities or facts gained in doing one’s job. I mean the kind of knowledge that tells you when you should leave a job with no hopeful expectations of things getting better. Evidences that speak clearly enough and points you to a door with a sign that says “APPLY HERE!” I would even prefer an angel dressed in an illuminating white robe standing at the elevator showing me the exact date of when I should leave.

I for one hate being in the proverbial dark. It is uncomfortable, my vision is not well adjusted to maneuver in the dark and the probability of me bumping into things is always a 100 percent guarantee. Other than evil forebodings and an empty parking lot nothing is really secure. Executives do not want to divulge too much information, middle managers tell too little information, and the front line soldiers know absolutely nothing.

I have also discovered that in this volatile time some choose to be disengaged, sheltered in their own little secure cage thinking it will not touch them. What hope do you have of being spared from the unemployment sword? If your manager chooses to divulge what information he or she selectively chooses to reveal, then where does that leave you? Yes, it is true. What you do not know can hurt you.

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