Your Job Will Become Obsolete.
I hear many of you out there “talking back” to my headline already.
“Really Dave? You’re kidding, surely. My job is secure, I’m good at my job, and I work hard. My job’s not going away for a long, long time.”
I Hear You
- 0.1 I Hear You
- 0.2 It’s already happened to you, even if you don’t want to admit it.
- 0.3 Your Job Will Become Obsolete
- 0.4 It’s Happening Right Now All Around You.
- 0.5 Have You Flown Commercially Lately — US or International?
- 0.6 Let Me Add Another Very Cogent Viewpoint Here:
- 0.7 Basic Lesson: Stop Looking For a Job and Start Looking For Independent Income
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And if you’re really confident in what you are saying, well good. I hope you’re right. But the odds are against you, and the odds are getting more against you every day.
And for those of you who DON’T have a good job, (especially if you are 50 or over) and those of you who write me and search here every day, looking for a J*O*B (Just Over Broke) in the Philippines, wake up and smell the coffee.
It’s already happened to you, even if you don’t want to admit it.
Here’s something pretty interesting I came across the other day ….
From John Chow dot Com by John ChowWhile living the Dot Com Lifestyle in Edinburgh, we came upon a McDonald’s with a feature that I have not seen at the McDonald’s back home (at least they don’t have them in California yet). Check out the video below to see what I mean.
The signs are all around us. Jobs are becoming obsolete. Within the next decade, there will be no need for drivers because the cars/buses/trucks will drive themselves. Amazon will deliver your packages to your door with drones. Not only is McDonald’s installing self serve order stations, but they’re working on an automated hamburger machine that can crank out over 2,000 burgers an hour.
The store of the future will have much fewer, if any employees at the front counter. Just look at Amazon Go, a new grocery store that has no checkout lines. Using the Amazon Go app, you walk into the store, grab what you want, and walk out. When you leave, they know exactly what you bought and will bill your Amazon account for it automatically.
What does all this mean to you? If you have a job in the service industry, or you make your living delivering stuff, odds are, your job will become obsolete in the next decade.
This is why it’s so important that you have a back up plan, and that is the beauty of an Internet marketing business. This is something that you can start in your spare time and have it grow to a point where you can kiss that job good bye. It also has the ability to let you live the Dot Com Lifestyle: Time Freedom, Money Freedom, and Location freedom. Take it from me, it’s a pretty good way to live!
How does one get started? You can download my ebook below, or check out my Ultimate Dot Com Lifestyle coaching program. It’s a step by step system to help you start a profitable Internet business. I even give you a personal one on one coach to help you get started. Get started before your job becomes obsolete.
OK John posted that as a way to draw people into one of the major income programs he sells. So you can surely just ignore it as useless sales hype, correct? Well don’t be so sure.
It’s Happening Right Now All Around You.
I’ve already used automated ordering kiosks at a McDonalds in Denver, Colorado, and frankly I wish every McDo’s had them … especially in cities in the USA where you get half-trained, disinterested “we want $15 and hour” malcontent emplyees who act annoyed just because you came in and interrupted their on the job paid resting time.
If you were a McDonald’s franchisee, how long would it take you to make the buying decision on a system like this if it eliminated 90% of your labor costs and hassles?
Have You Flown Commercially Lately — US or International?
Who issued printed out your boarding pass or printed bag tags for your luggage? Yup, a kiosk machine, or perhaps you just showed your electronic boarding pass on your smart phone which the airline’s computer system had sent to you after you paid (electronically on-line and checked in, also electronically on-line). Nice airline ground passenger agent jobs with a decent salary and perqs like free flying on the airline? Going. going, gone guys. Replaced bt an iPhone and the overriding “new” American way, let the customer do his/her own work.
The last time my wife and I entered the good old USA, we proceeded, of course to the Immigration and Customs area to have our passports and belongings checked. Did we see a whole row of neatly uniformed officers of the US CBP (Customas and Border Protection) agency manning the booths?
Nope, we saw several rows of kiosks where you yourself, not an officer or agent or other human beings, scan your passports, answer the typical entry questions and then spit out a form which one lonely officer (where there used to be 10 or 20) glances at you, lets his machine read the form, and waves you through.
It’s called APC (Automated Passport Contol
You know, those nice Federal jobs with decent pay and early retirement for those in the law enforcement career field? Going, going, gone guys.
Let Me Add Another Very Cogent Viewpoint Here:
This came recently came in from my esteemed colleague Fred Reed. You really should read Fred’s entire article, it’s very illuminating.
… White-collar jobs are very much in danger. Think of all the people sitting in cubicle farms, like letters in a crossword puzzle. Many, I suspect most, do things automatable, and do it far more slowly than a computer might. How long does it take an intelligent program to flash through court records to find those relevant to a particular case? There are programs in the works to intelligently handle customer-service calls, potentially unemplloying all those people in Mumbai who make life into a guessing game. Maybe a good thing. Siri at least speaks English.
Clerical jobs in particular are in imminent danger. Natalia, my stepdaughter, went to her bank months ago and found a row of machines taking deposits, goodbye several clerks–white-collar clerks. The internet makes the problem worse. Until several years ago Violeta was teaching Spanish by Skype video to students all around the world for way below the rates of Berlitz. An American friend here has a steel-detailing business for construction firms, using Mexican and Philippine detailers by internet. The jukebox in a local bar gets music over the internet automatically, goodbye to the technician who used to replace CDs and fix the moving parts, which it barely any longer has. These are little things, but there are lots of them….
Basic Lesson: Stop Looking For a Job and Start Looking For Independent Income
I write about this subject often. Maybe too often for some people’s tastes, but I feel I have no choice.
If you are still “working for the man”, thinking you are secure, you’re a lot like a guy walking a tightrope who just hasn’t fallen off yet.
If you are looking for a job, especially if you are over 50, Stop now and follow a better path.
And if you are planning to move to the Philippines and looking for a *O*B here, wake up and smell the coffee, it ain’t happening.
You have been warned.
Your Job Will Become Obsolete.