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By Eddie R. Williams 

USA
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The mental and physical health of technical professionals has been impacted by the current and past employment crisis? Has yours?

Experiences:

  • Visited a project manager who was ill. He related his health to me, what he was going through to get reemployed, and the stress of the process and other personal issues. 
  • Another person shared that they did not have benefits but was working part-time instead of being fully employed with benefits. But that seems to be a trend or state of employment; that many individuals that are back in the job market are part-time and without benefits (Mainly healthcare, vacations, etc.) 

Health Care Reform: How do part-time employees affect the implementation of health care reform in my company? 

This is becoming a trend that must be addressed and not just ignored or overlooked … it has an impact on both the individual’s health and a company’s, and could have a long term impact/effect on industries/economies.

How to Keep Your Sanity and Health through These Difficult Times?

I know many individuals are trying to move forward by maintaining current employment or dealing with being laid-off, getting that next job or changing careers. Through it all, you must include activities to maintain your mental and physical health. Some are listed below.

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About the Author 

flag-usapmwj20-mar2014-williams-AUTHOR PHOTOEddie R. Williams

USA

Eddie R. Williams has over 25 years of experience as a program and project manager for system/software engineering and Information Technology (IT) development and management in aerospace, DOD, and commercial IT industries. He has been a Project Manager, Sr. PM, Program Manager, and Sr. Program Manager. Mr. Williams has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute since 1999. Before becoming a certified project and program manager, he held positions such as Systems and Procedures Analyst (programming and creating system/software specifications), Configuration Management Specialist and Manager, Software Product/Quality Assurance Engineer and Manager, Division Administrator/Manager (development methodologies, management and control).

He is also a coach/mentor and educator, has been a speaker at numerous conferences, and is the author of:  Software/Firmware Configuration Management (Within the System Development Process), Management Control and Quality. Eddie can be contacted at http://www.itprofessionalfacilitator.com.

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