Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:59 pm Post subject: Jobs for Quality in 2009
It is very unfortunate and disheartening to know that the jobs that've and will continue to be hit the most in this year are the jobs related to 'Quality', something that more than 40% of companies in the Middle East are doing!
Just to analyze the depth of the situation, I tried a search for 'Quality Assurance' in the top Online Recruitment websites in the Middle East, and the results were grave!
Suggestion to all responsible Quality professionals - Stick to your current jobs, stay put, avoid searching new jobs till the 'recession' fever is over!
Being optimistic.......... like everything else, this too shall pass!
Just got out of an interesting discussion with a group of highly capable businessmen where the topic of the global recession and its impact on the local economy, and of course our company, was heavily discussed. The fruit of the discussion and analysis is that with President Obama's signing off on the economic plan, everybody seems to be optimistic that within the next 12 - 18 months, we'd start seeing improvements in the US economy. However, in order for the chain reaction to take effect, it would take probably another 6 months for other parts of the world to feel it. This is natural with the US being the main engine that drove that crisis in the first place, so it is that engine that needs to start moving again first.
Still, not very good news, but at least there's now some light at the end of the tunnel.
I'd say businesses owners need not panic and go into radical decisions. Those who will be able to demonstrate distinguished abilities to survive their businesses are expected to come out as BIG winners afterall.
If you would be a CEO in difficult times, what would you do?
In our company, they have put in one Quality Assurance, Quality Control, IT and Purchasing. Fortunately it's me they have chosen at the moment.
It's tough because one of quality principles is to assign enough resources but at least I still have a job.
Sadly, most of the attention of my superiors are to purchasing activities, IT when their computer does not work and quality only when we receive big claims from customers in order to tell you where in the hell were you to not catch the issue......
I'm not surprised at all for your management's behavior. Aren't most of them like that. That's a typical reactive management, but looking at the good side, being proactive, punctual and switft in such an environment would make you the here all the time.
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