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Fireproof Your Job
If lose your job, you will be in big trouble. Your job is your single most important investment, because it supplies most of your wealth.
This department begins with a premise: Nobody's job is safe.
Can your company do without you? Probably. The tighter the economy gets, the truer this will be.
Fact: Your company can do without you a lot easier than you can do without your company.
This department is dedicated to simple but practical strategies for reducing your risk of getting fired. What you read here will get you raises in good times. These are not good times. They are likely to get worse.
I discuss the number-one strategy to keep your job here.
The most valuable benefit of this site for someone whose job is at risk is the Q&A forum, Job, Calling, and Career. Here, you can discuss self-defense strategies and tactics.
Begin with this premise: "It could happen to me." Now take specific, systematic steps to see that it doesn't happen.
Anyone who spends time studying his investments should spend twice as much time figuring out ways to make his job fireproof.
If you make a mistake in your investments, it won't create an immediate major crisis in your life. If you get fired, you will be facing a major crisis.
Your career may hit a brick wall. keep reading
You must move into the top 20%. Then move higher. keep reading
If you read only one department, read this one. keep reading
Count the cost . . . the whole cost. Few people do this systematically. Let me show you how. keep reading
This will get you on the short list for "don't fire this guy." keep reading
How good is "good enough"? When? keep reading
Do you have any? If not, how are you going to get them between now and the next recession? keep reading
If you are older, you had better be systematic about implementing this strategy. Predators pick off older members of the herd. keep reading
This takes planning, but it works. keep reading
This will take time, but no more than $1,000 in capital costs. keep reading