Too Many Jobs for Too Few People, According To the New Book “Hire Me? Fire Me! Hired Myself”

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Too many jobs for too few people! Employers could soon be begging people to work for them and help them survive the next half century. That’s what author David Michael finds. Hire me? Fire me! Hired myself is published by Wondu Business & Technology Services, in conjunction with Lulu (http://www.lulu.com), the world’s fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books. He came to Lulu because he wanted to be in control of the publishing process and found Lulu’s print-on-demand tools to be fast, easy and flexible. “Hire me? Fire me! Hired myself” is available for purchase at http://www.lulu.com/Content/209973 and at http://www.amazon.com (1411677714), also via the bookstore of http://www.wondu.com.

"Hire me? Fire me! Hired myself" is a book for people interested in jobs and how to procure, secure and manage them for most benefit to the employer and employee. It coincides with the start of new workplace regulations in Australia, significant workplace changes in France, continued flexibility in the US labour market and more choice in the UK. It has check lists for independent employment contracts and how to prepare for self employment. The book’s theme is about the opportunities, mistakes and lessons in making the transition from being hired to being fired and bouncing back to a better and more satisfying job, sometimes achieved by working for others, sometimes as a self employed contractor. It projects an increasingly difficult labour market for employers in many developed economies, mainly because of an ageing work force. But for employees the outlook has never been better.

This is a collection of experiences and insights, in 32 chapters, from 16 people across different professions, countries, industries, religions and cultures. The main focus is on the US, UK and Australia, but also, for a different perspective, it includes Egypt with an Islamic guide for job seekers. In principle, the messages apply to all employers and employees in all countries. It has a series of work-place cartoons from Morris Business Cartoons to help readers keep their sense of humour. Many of the chapters are case studies and of an anecdotal style. Employers and employees alike will be interested in the experiences of the hypothetical Magic Systems Company and its challenges in facing globalized competition and keeping its skilled employees. Religious leaders will be interested in the perspectives of both Christian and Islamic writers on employment and unemployment. More philosophical readers will be interested in the chapter on the Cadigal aboriginal tribe which seemed to have achieved hundreds of years ago the lifestyle many of us want today. Analysts and workers and employers will be interested in the ‘Jobs “J” Curve” and the search for happiness in jobs. (http://301url.com/1o7).

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