Originally Posted by cdn2wheeler
Eventually he got 2 job offers, both short-term contract positions. Neither of those positions developed into a permanent gig, one because the company declared bankruptcy and the other because of a massive layoff sweep manufactured by the company to satisfy a short-term blip in stock price.
God sounds like me too! Two contracts both haven't lead to full-time jobs.
I'm a bit worried that my job life is going to be a bit like this as well - granted I only finished my degree two years ago...still...makes me wonder. However, my dad fluffed around with his career and I'm worried I will end up like him - lost! The thing is, I learnt one thing from my dads mistake, was that he too was trying to do jobs that didn't suit him, so he could be more financially secure - didn't work.
The only thing I can think of for me, is that I've been trying to work in an industry that really isn't suited to me. I too, wanted the career and money, financial stability, recognition for my efforts. However, the more I think about it, the area I work in just isn't suited to me and so "the universe" is telling me "hey reality check, do what your meant to do, stop trying to be something that your not". Realistically look at what suits your personality!
I think if your doing something that your meant to do, you more likely to keep the job!