Monday, September 10, 2007

Increased Job Mobility

The second half of the 20th century witnessed America's transition from a manufacturing-based economy to a service and information-based economy. The ease of travel, coupled with the need for management and computer skills, led to a tremendous surge in professional travel. As people were able to take their skills and expertise to more and more destinations, it became possible for them to uproot their lives more easily with the knowledge that some kind of work could be found.
Greater job mobility led to more people settling outside their communities of origin. It also led to more people (flight attendants, entertainers, salespersons, management consultants, lecturers, truck drivers) whose professional lifestyles kept them on the road for 100+ days out of each year.

While frequent travel to both domestic and foreign destinations brought numerous rewards, it also impacted on the traveler's immune system and ability to cope with the emotional stress of life on the road.

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