A local radio station posed a question the day after Labor Day: What does a job mean to you?
The radio program's hosts also asked what listeners would be willing to trade for job security. It was an interesting discussion.
As someone who is self-employed, I look at things differently than people who have "W-2 jobs." For one thing, that second question seemed kind of ridiculous.
In my experience there is no such thing as job security, yet people do pay a price to get a job that they think will be secure.
I spent almost a decade in a job that I hated because it was a secure job and it had excellent benefits, the managers never fired anyone, and layoffs were almost unheard of.