Back when I was job hunting, one of the places I signed up to, was something called LinkedIn. Supposedly a good place to get yourself known to potential employers, and maybe it is for US folk, but the percentage of British people on there, is pretty minimal. Anyway, regardless, it played no part in me ever finding an interview, or potential job, but for some reason, unlike the employment agencies, I never dropped it once I was back in work.
One thing that happens from them, every Tuesday, is what I guess you could call the employment industry equivalent of the news headlines, and I still get all those emails. In truth, over the years, I’ve read numerous interesting articles because of this decision, and even made some comments over the years as well, which have got my profile looked at by numerous US folk, but obviously, no job offers! Too many immigration issues to offer an English woman a job, lol!
The obvious issue that seems to be coming up more of late, is that of AI taking the jobs of workers. Not so awful for those of us 5 years (or more likely less, given state of my spine) from retirement, but for the young workers of today, a pretty major issue. I’m not quite sure how AI, and robotics could do my job at present, too many decisions that have to be made, depending on the nature of the call, but I’m sure it will come in time. In truth, if some computer system can do my job, let me retire gracefully on disability issues, I’d be thrilled. But yes, I’m 61 next month, not 21, so a lot less to lose!
Oh fine, equally, if someone wants to come up with an AI interfacing body suit, ideally in metallic silver, that just needs my mind to make it function, but cuts out all my physical pains, then bring it on, I’ll wear it with pleasure. Fine, as a robot fetishist, I’d love it even more, but in truth, the lack of pain issue would sell it to me, regardless. So, if anyone has one of those, that they just need a willing human guinea pig to be fully interfaced with, contact me urgently, please! Even more so if it can turn me into a brilliant dancer in 4 weeks time, lol, though open to all offers now.
No, I wont expect to get crushed in the rush of offers, lol! I only wish I would!
OK, video time. One of the lesser known hits from the Specials, from the 80’s, hope you enjoy.