Political Post: Margie’s Position on Jobs –
By Wayne Halm – (My dog, Margie, is interested in the 2016 US Presidential race. She is a thinker, not a typist, so I keyed in this Position Statement for her.)
Actually this isn’t so much a Position Statement as it is an “Admission of a Problem”. I’ve heard that admitting the problem is the first step toward a solution. So I’m putting a paw forward and taking that first step … see if you can identify with my situation.
“Things … they are achangin”
Things have gotten to a point where I worry about MY job now. I am an American Guard Dog – but I can see that may not last.
I don’t worry too much about some Mexican Chihuahua or Chinese Chow taking my job. I could sit a dozen of them back on their paws and eat their breakfast. My Dad was a guard dog and he taught me well, I am very good at it. But there is a new threat.
It is the ‘motion sensors’ and the “Internet connected cameras” that worry me. What if I am a victim of technology?
What am I going to do when my job is replaced by a motion sensor light and a video camera? It could happen … it has happened to others.
My Dad worked the same job his entire life, and that was nice. I can be even more ferocious than he was, but I doubt that matters anymore. It’s a different world now … that’s just the way it is. I suspect that someday my job will be eliminated by technology.
I see this coming and I’ve tried to prepare for that day.
- I’ve talked to:
- The Police about chasing criminals,
- The Army about sniffing out explosives,
- And the DEA about finding drugs.
- With a little training I could do any of those jobs – but they want puppies who can have longer careers.
- I’ve considered becoming a Service Dog and leading blind people around.
- But that doesn’t look promising … the lines are long, the positions are few, and again they want young dogs.
- I’ve even talked to the airport about running birds off their runways.
- But they want to use machines for that … what’s an old dog to do?
I just don’t know what I will do … things don’t look good for ME. But I do know that my puppies are going to school. They are going to stay in school until someone takes a stick and runs them out. Whatever jobs the future holds will require massive amounts of education … and I want them to get it.
Sure, I could teach the pups to be great guard dogs, but every day more and more guard dog positions are being outsourced to ”Security Firms” … and those jobs aren’t coming back no matter what politicians say. No, it is better that the pups go to school and learn things that I don’t know. They will need to be smarter than I am … success in the future will demand it.
So I urge people, figure out how to send your little ones to school for as long as possible.
Then come play golf with Wayne.