The New Working Reality
newsweek.com — In the current economy, many Americans have had to lower their expectations for their career and work lives. They've taken pay cuts to secure new jobs. They've postponed retirement to help struggling family members, and millions of Americans remain underemployed, working part-time or low-wage jobs to pay the bills. All this makes the signs of mild economic recovery less comforting for the unemployed, and for anyone concerned about losing his or her job. Sure, companies have started hiring temporary workers, and there's been a small increase lately in manufacturing activity, but these are not immediate signs of relief. And asking people to bite the bullet and suck it up may not go over well, especially for job seekers searching for the tangible: the routine of a reliable paycheck and a steady workplace.