Each day, I see several job postings for various industries. Companies and organizations are hiring for plumbing, warehouses, nonprofit work, etc. There are plenty of jobs but the issue is the pay. Most of the jobs are not paying competitively. With gas, food, maintenance costs whether for a house or car, healthcare costs, rent, etc continuously increasing, citizens need jobs that pay well to make it out here in most cities across the United States and beyond.
According to an article in the Avenue which I found on LinkedIn, women, people of color and people with a low level of education are most likely to stay in low wage jobs. We all have to come together to make changes within the industries across the board in order to see effective change and people of all walks of life living better and better even as the cost of living rises. I have to do my part as well as you and the people who come after us.
As a black woman on the brink of the millennial age, I have left jobs, locations to better my work life balance and also to set myself apart. I knew staying in the Atlanta area was not going to get me to where I wanted to go in my career. I knew I would have to step outside of my comfort zone, and I am finally in a place in my career in which I can say, I am truly happy and content. I am not complacent because I still have some things to accomplish but I feel more at ease about the next part of my career journey. That is my goal to help others feel comfortable regarding where they are and where they are trying to go. I also want to be the one to provide some viable resources while you pursue your seat at the table or a seat in the cubicle; whichever you aspire to be at in your career. Everyone does not want to be in someone's C-suite. Some want to create their own C-Suite and learn the skills to be the most effective leader. Whatever, you aspire to do, I hope to be one of the people to inspire you and help you get to that goal.
At the end of the day, we all deserve the right pay for the work that we do. Additionally, we deserve pay, so that we can live out best life out here.