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Is Work the New Luxury?

Your Two Cents: Is Work the New Luxury?

Forbes recently called out the classic black suit as "back in fashion for women" in regard to the best interview attire. I'm pretty sure the word "classic" implies that something is timeless, but that is neither here nor there. I'm more interested in the way Forbes classifies work today. Below is the excerpt explaining why suits are "back."

In the midst of layoffs, unemployment and uncertainty about the future, this may seem like strange timing. But the return of this work staple is actually a surprisingly straightforward response by fashion designers to the financial crisis. Work, after all, is the new luxury.

Sure, we feel lucky to be employed when so many people have lost their jobs. But what do you think — is work the new luxury?


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smart-blonde smart-blonde 7 years
If work is a luxury, then groceries are also a luxury. And housing. Who comes up with this ridiculousness?
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 7 years
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Work is not a luxery. A luxery is something you WANT but do not NEED. new purse = luxery food = necessity work is a necessity!
syako syako 7 years
This is ridiculous. It is not a luxury. Work comes in all shapes and sizes and forms. You may consider you're dream job a luxury, but if it's not available to you due to the economy or other reasons, you do something different.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
Luxury is something that is nice to have but you don't "need". So if you're unemployed and need a job but don't have one, work is not a luxury. However, if you're a rich movie star and want to work because it's fun and fulfilling, I suppose work could be a luxury.
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