Meet Jim, cool, great looking guy, good at school too with
Jim’s classmates were having a hard time figuring out what
they wanted to become after school, but that was not the case for Jim, he had
this all figured out.
Jim’ dad was a shopping mall cashier, his grand-dad too was, in fact, Jim was often told that his grand dad was the fastest mall cashier in the county. So, naturally, little Jim was next in line for the family career.
He couldn’t wait to get through school and start work at Sundial Mall, the largest retail outlet on the West Coast
He literally couldn’t wait.
Great day! Exactly on the 5th of September, Jim graduated from high school and to make things even better, he got his dream job the very next week – to commence work as a junior cashier at Sundial Mall.
First day at work, Jim was totally upbeat; he was at his very best
But there was a little problem, just a couple of weeks later, he heard rumors that Sundial Mall was planning some major upgrades and it included bringing in some self-checkout machines.
But it wasn’t just a rumor, the supply company delivered the new machines the very next week!
To Jim’s horror, a staff meeting was scheduled the next month
to discuss the “major shake-up in Sundial Malls”.
By the end of the meeting, Jim and 3 other cashiers were told that they were to be retrenched…replaced by those “stupid” new machines!
Poor Jim lost his job, but that was not all, he also had to figure out how to break the news to his girlfriend and family.
Don’t be like Jim! The world is rapidly changing and so
Purpose of this post
Although this is a purely made up tale, designed to make you
laugh (hopefully), my main aim of writing this is to call your attention to the
importance of developing yourself by learning new skills that would keep you
way ahead of the competition (including competition from machines).
Are you Jim?
Are you Jim? Have you stuck with the fast fading conventional
system or are you equipping yourself with skills that will keep you from losing