past, job loss usually meant that one of several fairly well understood
things had happened. One was simply that a person was not doing the job
adequately and was fired. Another possible reason was that the company
didn't have enough work for its employees, so they got "laid off,"
sometimes only temporarily. And another fairly common reason was that
the company had gone out of business.
More recently, a new type of job loss has come on the scene. Many
businesses are now "down-sizing" in an attempt to become more efficient,
cut expenses, or in some cases to simply make more short-term profits.
Employees are caught in a cultural upheaval. "Job security" is a thing
of the past. People entering the job market today are told to expect
several career changes, not necessarily of their choosing, during their
more to preparing for a career than just deciding what you want to
do for a living. For example, it's also important to develop good
communication skills, the ability to "think on your feet," and a
strong work ethic. For some ideas that can be helpful to both adults
and teens, click here.
A BETTER WAY TO WIN
everything you read concerning conflict mainly addresses ways to resolve
conflict. That's great, but there's more to conflict than that. There
can also be times when conflict can actually be constructive. For an
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Teens can be
super-sensitive about criticism. The fact that you are going to need
to give them criticism makes this a particularly difficult issue.
Learning how to take criticism and to use it constructively is a
major part of growing into a responsible adult. Even when the
criticism is not justified.
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