Maybe you shouldn't look for your dream job

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  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    April 29, 2014 2:16 p.m.

    Good article. I've taught college students for over twenty years. I think sometimes they set themselves up for failure with false expectations. They are looking for a position that is a custom fit when it is an "off the rack" job market.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    April 26, 2014 5:17 p.m.

    I just read a very sobering article from the Chief Medical Information Officer at Kaiser Permanente in California (a large hospital company) saying that in 10 years, 80% of the labor currently performed in healthcare will be handled by technology, not by people.

    I don't think this means there will be an 80% reduction in healthcare employment, but there will certainly be a lot of current and aspiring healthcare workers who will be trying to find any niche they can, to do anything they can, and get paid any amount they're capable of getting, and we simply will not need as many physicians and other expensive employees that currently work in healthcare.

    In 10 years, a dream job will be one that is not threatened by technological displacement for the following 5 years.

    The good news is that with this type of employment uncertainty, birth rates will plummet, and Utah's class size problem in education will be a thing of the past.

  • Former Sports Director Ogden, UT
    April 25, 2014 10:44 a.m.

    Funny juxtaposition with an ad for KSL deals saying "Come Find Your Dream Job" next to this article.


  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    April 25, 2014 10:43 a.m.

    Dreaming is something our parents did........but not anymore thanks to the democrats and Obama. Now we are told to be happy working part time as a security guard at uerkleworld.

  • Jamescmeyer Midwest City, USA, OK
    April 25, 2014 6:56 a.m.

    I'm not sure there really is such thing as a "dream job" in the way that people-including myself-think of when we're younger. In a way, I think it may be like getting married; you could have some hypothetical dream spouse who's perfect in every way you want, but when it comes down to it, but when it finally happens, your effort and attitude are what actually determine, to a large extent, whether it was the right choice.

  • Mark from Montana Davis County, UT
    April 25, 2014 6:05 a.m.

    A few things I have learned over the past 35 years.

    Most dream jobs aren't.
    The best job may be the one you can get that will pay the bills.
    No job is perfect and no company or boss either.
    The worst job is still better than no job when you have been out of work for six months.
    Moving to a new job / company is OK as long as you don't do it too often.
    Don't be afraid to make a change when your current job / boss is eating you up.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    April 24, 2014 1:58 p.m.

    There aren't enough dream jobs to to around. To the extent you enjoy your job consider yourself fortunate.