Career outlook for 2018: What's your sign, baby?

And here you were, reading the business news. Silly you.

Astrologer and "astro-coach" Mecca Woods (Sagittarius Sun, Aquarius Moon, Leo Rising) tells us what we can expect on the career front in 2018 based on our astrological signs.

I'm a Leo (Sun sign, I believe - I don't know what my "moon" or "rising" signs are), and the outlook for Leos didn't look too bad:

[I]t's time for a change. Leos will become a leader [sic] in their [sic] field of choice and could well leave a stable job behind to launch their [sic] own business."

I like the "leader in their [sic] field" part. (But note to Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP: "Could well leave" does not mean "will leave.") 

I'm just grateful that I'm not an Aries because if I were, I'd be laid off this year. I can see it now - employer is planning a reduction in force and selects everybody whose birthday falls between March 21 and April 19. Imagine the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act disclosures:

Selected and offered the severance program: Any employee who is an Aries.

Not offered the severance program: Any employee who is a Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, or Sagittarius.

As far as I know, it is legal to subject an employee to adverse employment action based on "their" astrological sign. Ms. Woods has exposed a critical gap in our employment protections. Congress must act now!

On the other hand, if you're an Aquarius, you have it made. You are "certain to be promoted this year." Or, at least you will get an award.

"It's a major award!"

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Image Credits: From flickr. Zodiac signs in Public Domain; "major award," Creative Commons license, by Kevin Dooley. 

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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