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What Can We Expect?

Updated on May 22, 2011

What Can We Expect?

Having yet another day off (with pay, I might add), my wife and I discussed a few pertinent points about our future. We discussed career changes and the required schooling to facilitate such changes. I thought about becoming a brain surgeon, but I am 54 right now, and by the time I can actually practice on my own, Obama will have changed everything to where I won’t be able to have my own practice, plus I will be 94. Our interests are taking us in the direction of the medical field as a technician in one of the many fields available.  Some of these technicians make nearly $100K annually for their two years of training. Yeah, it would be worth it.

But what can we expect? Our current president has already started the ball rolling on a lot of changes in the medical field. Soon doctors will not be allowed to practice medicine out of their own offices, they would be put on salaries instead of being able to make a fortune as a specialist, and the insurance companies will call the shots. Would they actually become the real “doctors”? What happens to the medical billing specialists that spent considerable time learning the insurance coding? Will they still have jobs? Will there still be individual insurance companies that sell medical insurance, or will “Big Government” be the only insurance company?

How about the pharmacies? Would Walgreens become a government run pharmacy much like the state run liquor stores that many U.S. States now have?

My present career position is slowly dying. Fewer and fewer grocery retailers are cutting fresh meat on the customer level. More companies are stocking their shelves with pre-cut and pre-packaged “fresh” meat products than ever before. It is just a matter of time before the job market is over saturated with meat cutters and butchers looking for work in an economy that has no more positions open. The cutters that are still gainfully employed are forced to improve their cutting styles to reign superior over their counterparts in order to keep their jobs. Some are even driving great distances to keep cutting, because there are no other jobs out there.

So now it’s time for me to make a change and be proactive in my thinking. It is time to change before the change forces us all out. It is time to take the tents down and clean the cages, re-tool, re-train and start again.

Does anybody miss George Bush yet?

Copyright2011 By Del Banks


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    • badegg profile imageAUTHOR

      Del Banks 

      7 years ago from Southern Blue Ridge Mountains

      Thank you, Ruby. It had been a while since I had posted this hub. I'm glad that there is someone out still reading my past articles. It's tough nowadays, I know. I just lost my job as the result of an on the job injury, so now my future is hitting me in the face much sooner.

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      Maree Michael Martin 

      7 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      You've got some good thoughts and questions here on this Hub. I like it!


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