My father was born in the Great Depression, so I understand his generation keeping one job their entire life. Things changed as people instead started to move around in search of upward mobility or pay increases, or just for a well rounded career, but with the current economic crisis we are increasingly becoming more of a “just be grateful you have any job” society. This makes people hold on past the point when they shouldn’t, and we can again become like some of our fathers: not happy at work, and taking the resentment home every day. Being able to afford necessities is good. Feeling appreciated and fairly compensated is even better. Having meaningful work, too? Wouldn’t that be amazing.
More and more people want a job that gives more than just a paycheck. A new breed of organizations are helping to connect workers with jobs that make a difference as well as a salary.