In the holiday edition, Keith and Bianca join me in giving out gifts in the form of advice and suggestions to job seekers. All of us want to say “jobs” but would that really be a useful gift? I know that I struggled with this question, and I would like to lend your thoughts in the conversation,
Bianca, shared that she would give each job seeker the book, The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz cited in an article she wrote last spring, “What is not so Human About Human Resources?” The Four Agreements are:
- Be impeccable with your word
- Don’t take anything personally
- Don’t make assumptions
- Always do your best
Keith offers a blanket gift in giving job seekers whatever they wished (I knew he would do that) but his points were valid in stating that most job seekers would just like to have cash to decide what he or she wishes to do. Honestly, Keith wrestles with this question as I do because just giving a job just would serve many for the long term yet, it would be something everyone needs.
Keith actually voiced what I thought in raising minimum wages to $12.00. My contention is it would substantially help many the poor and under educated to make a better living.
I am very interested in your thoughts on either question. Please, enjoy our conversation.