April 17th 2020 – Civilians News – “News For All Views”
– Do Pro-Sports Normalize Job Turnover? –
Thaddeus Young, a small forward with the Chicago Bulls… has played for 5 different NBA teams over the past 5 years. Regardless, as seemingly none sentimental as that might sound… this circumstance is common within today’s NBA (National Basketball Association). Whereby, often times franchises enlist the service(s) of athletes, only to dispel that same player 1 or 2 seasons later. Furthermore, while this type of contract labor presents competitive advantages for business owners, often times families and workers are left to suffer through agonizingly stressful un-certainty and economic insecurity, throughout that process.
“Chauncey Billups traded for Allen Iverson, to Denver.”
“Demar Derozan traded for Kawhi Leonard, to San Antonio.”
“Adrian Peterson to Washington.”
“Jeremy Scott to Adidas.”
It’s madness! It’s sheer… madness!
“Neymar to Paris Saint Germain.”
And while we as a society often seek change… particularly in the wake of defeat, this lack of continuity and seemingly weekly turnover is now becoming ingrained in our culture. But with that being said, today I ask… is that a good thing? Do you like your cities sports icon departing to Denver? And do you believe that a change in personnel will make you better? Or rather, where do we draw the line on job turnover?
Because… while a change of scenery and especially acquaintances can effect a wide range of lifelong experiences, when do we know when to settle into our circumstances and, “ride it out,” instead? Especially when every 2 weeks… our favorite player is leaving town.
Which is to say, that I believe pro-sports are normalizing job turnover and in many ways have impacted people’s attitudes towards it. Nevertheless, imagine being stuck with the same people your whole life? Can you? And in some ways I believe that most people… become akin to the people, whom they choose to spend their time around. Furthermore, in that way… social change itself, is typically positive. Nevertheless, in contrast, experiences which haven’t met your prior expectations often create a negative portrayal of change itself… and can also create a reluctance towards change itself.
But how much, “job turnover,” is healthy? And how much change is good? Or more specifically, how often should we move to a new city? Whereby, Google states that most Americans move cities every 5 years… but as the world becomes a more crowded place… is that a luxury or a natural occurrence? And in conclusion, I wish that pension plans were government based around yearly W2’s, in order to create a path to retirement, that is less dependent upon staying in 1 city. Nevertheless, in an era where job turnover happens at an unprecedented rate, are pro-sports distracting the masses… so that they don’t add pension plans to federal taxes?
-William Larsen, Civilians News Founder