Will There Be
Work for All?
Jobs in the post-war world is a topic of interest
to every officer and man in the United States Army, and for that matter, in all
armies. We are interested be-cause we are all involved, or will be. A large majority
o f us expect to resume a normal working life when we are discharged from the
Army; most of us must, of necessity, find some kind of employment.
“No one can foresee the kind o f world which the war
will leave behind, but we are subject to hopes and fears and the two play round
robin when we attempt to imagine ourselves home and seeking a job. What-ever our
powers of foresight, it is advisable to consider that the world we must inherit
will be a different world from the one we left; and the job we left will not necessarily
be the one to which we will return. What is important is that we fend a job that
will give us a decent living.
“Every one o f us has
enough at stake to consider the facts presented with care, and to prepare ourselves
for a future whose limits and features still lie beyond the horizon. One way to
prepare for that future is to give it as much study as the present permits and
to make of the present, whenever possible, a training laboratory for the future.”
(From “Jobs after the War,” vol. II, no. 6, Feb. g, 1944, of Army