posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:30 PM
Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
So i have to ask, has the work ethic died? Has the modern workforce given up on the idea of doing their best? I think most people try to coast in
their jobs and then complain when they don't get anywhere. I'm very tired of these people. They do the absolute minimum, they relax and mess around.
I know many peopel may think they're doing the best they can, but quite honestly this often isn't the truth.
I think people are working more hours since my parents time, (here in the US anyway) but I agree that they are less enthusiastic about it. However,
since companies no longer provide security here, or health benefits that are affordable, and since they do not demonstrate loyalty to the employee, I
can certainly see why so many employees hold their jobs and employers in disdain.
No one I know who works for a truly good company that treats them well disdains their job. But most people I know dont work for companies like that.
That period of history is relatively short, from the end of WWII to the 1970's ish when companies seemed to offer real opportunity and some sort of
security to their employees. Things are different now. Who really expects to be able to work in the same job their whole life?
If employers want their employees to really care, they need to care about their people as well. If an employee is just a number to them, they should
not be surprised that their employees consider their jobs "just a paycheck."
These are different times. If you are loyal to someone who is not loyal to you, it isnt noble. Its stupid. I personally do a good job no matter
where I work, but I also think I am a little stupid for doing so. I have never had a company I worked for yet care about me as a person. I
understand why the people in their early 20's today dont give a damn. I think they are behaving just like their governments and business leaders.
[edit on 29-10-2008 by Illusionsaregrander]