As I was exiting the parking garage, the attendant gave me a warning. While looking for a five dollar bill to pay for the time my car occupied a space, he said, “Just to let you know, we won’t be taking cash after this month.”
I looked up at him quizzically and he explained, “They have given all of us notice – they’re replacing us with automated machines that will only take credit cards.”
“Well that’s kind of rough,” I said. “Did they give you enough time to find another job? Have you found something else?”
“Naw, not yet.”
“What kind of job are you going to look for?” I asked. “Do you think you’re going to find work fairly soon?”
“I don’t know,” the attendant stated. “The good Lord got me this job the last time this happened, He will get me something else soon enough.”
I felt for him. There are so many people in the same situation today. This is why you have to have some cash in reserve to make that jump from one job to the next, regardless if you initiated the move or it was forced on you by circumstance.
This is one of the good reasons why you should consider starting your own business. If your imagination can come up with something that you can do to bring in extra income while you are working, you can bank it away and prepare for situations that may happen to you, just as what happened to the garage attendant.
And, if you are fortunate enough to make enough money with your business to pay all of your bills, you won’t have to worry about losing your job.