Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Tech Eggs In One Basket


Among many proverbs your momma taught you one of the most valuable life lessons is the English proverb, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket", and that includes tech jobs.

The University of Santa Barbara (UCSB) conducted a 'Cannabis Project' study citing numerous statistical data points on the employment effects of legal cannabis in California and the United States.

In a 10-year Bureau of Labor statistics forecast, the legal cannabis industry across America is the leading job generator.

The author of this blog post worked in a legal cannabis dispensary in the San Francisco Bay Area in a non-plant touching administrative role.  I received the best benefits compensation package of my entire career and this includes banking, real estate, accounting and property management.  My benefits package included Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance with no premium; along with the usual vacation/personal time off.  Some retile dispensaries even offer continuing outside education and 401K plans.

Legal cannabis employees can find a pathway to Management positions from entry level beginnings with their current employer.  Traditional Agriculture Universities are the recruitment vehicle for the cannabis cultivation industry with salaries easily in the 6-figure range.