Many people wish that it could be just that simple, but in fact it is a complicated matter, a very complicated matter. Discussions and interviews about work with people today - and especially youth - reveal a myriad of conflicts, dreams, complaints, disappointments, misunderstandings. One lasting impression is that in today's world much appears to be mismatched between the working individual and his job. The major form of mismatch is that the numbers who want or need jobs exceed the number of jobs available. There are also more subtle forms of mismatch which are the topic of this paper.