Job Loss and Three Important Needs

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 20, 2011 in , , | 2 Comments

At some point in life, you will be out of a job. How will you handle the transition?

A job fills important needs–besides financial–which are missed in unemployment.

More than just a way to earn an income, a job provides self-worth, deep purpose, status, achievement, recognition, room for personal growth, supportive interaction with coworkers and a sense of power. When you lose your job, you lose these important rewards of being employed. These rewards have been broken down by Ernie J. Zelinski in his book, The Joy of Not Working (21st Century Edition), into three important needs: Structure, Purpose and Sense of Community.