A few weeks ago on CNN, one of the people who work for them doing a radio show or tv show or something, asked the question "Is your job secure" or safe or something along those lines. Of course, everyone answered that no job is safe... except a stay at home mom. And after thinking about it for about a week, I would have to disagree.
Yes, there is still a need for me, and someone has to watch the baby, take care of the house, clean the kitchen, cook dinner... but my job is nowhere near safe or secure. Why? you might ask. Well I believe my job is just as secure as Phil's. If he looses his, then I'm out to find work... and there goes my job too. He collects unemployment, looks for a job, and stays with the baby while I go find work as quick as possible and juggle a couple part time jobs. So really, my job isn't as secure as people make it out to be... its just dependent on my husbands job.
The other answer that a lot of people gave to job security was retirement. And I'd have to disagree with them too. If someone was living off of their saved money, and most of it was in the stock market (as most of it usually is), then they are by no means secure. The market is almost 1/2 of what it was... and for those living off of interest, forget it! Nothing is making any money. If the market happens to crash anymore, I bet more and more retired people will attempt to find a part time job so that they can pay their bills and eat.
Speaking of Phil's' job, he still has it!! They laid off a part-time secretary on friday and a full-time tech yesterday. He is supposed to be going to Clarksville Thursday or Friday this week and will have tomorrow off (maybe Thursday if he doesn't go until Friday). He is going to work 7 days a week, at least for a while, if they get ahead I think they'll go to 5 or 6 days. He's supposed to get the rest of the details by the end of the day!!!