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When I was a kid, most of my peers wanted to be firemen, policemen builders or plumbers.
Yeah, aspirations weren't high back in the 1950s and 1960s. A good trade or a job in the public service were about as much most people wanted for their kids. "Learn a trade and have a job for life" was the rule of thumb. Likewise, if you got a job in The Post Office or other arms of the public service, you'd be set for life.
Oh my, how things have changed! Ask anyone who's been recently laid off from a comfortable job at the IRD, that most protected of all civil service institutions, and you'll realise that no job is safe in the 21st century.
While having a trade qualification under your belt might make it easier to get and keep a job, it's still no guarantee, as we head into uncertain times.
So what job would you recommend to kids currently engaged in gaining an education? Exactly where should they be setting their sights if they want maximum chances for employment, a good income and security?
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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