Is Your Career Sustainable? How to Recognize the Challenges and Value of Doing the Work
After a corporate career stint, being an entrepreneur, and meeting a nuclear physicist, I finally saw the big picture

By Roger Reid, Ph.D.|Success Point 360

​When the lumber industry harvests a tree, a new seedling is planted.

When home builders plan a new subdivision, their designs incorporate energy-saving features, with the eventual goal of a net-zero impact to the grid.

More states are eliminating plastic bags to reduce the long-term impact on the environment.

In an ever-changing, impermanent world, our focus is now on maintaining our scarce and dwindling resources. So we reuse, recycle, allocate, and ration — enacting policies and restrictions to conserve our limited reserves.

This is a far cry from the mindset of the disposable, throw-away culture of the eighties when consumer-oriented companies operated with a mindset of programmed failure and designed half-life.

This new awareness — the need to protect, conserve, and sustain our limited resources — highlights the necessity to plan for the future.

A 2018 survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the average worker will change jobs — and even industries — an average of twelve times during their lifetime.

Job sustainability is about continuity

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