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To: eyedigress
I’ve been watching the interns somewhat where I work and they seem to have a very strong work ethic, but when I encounter the service industry it is pretty bad.

I have been of course follwing my nieces and nepews and generally they are all doing well. However, these kids all graduated five years and more ago. It will be a few more years till the "Game with no Losers" "Special" crowd hits the scene in force. The ones that have gone through all the program, starting with K-12, will be the ones absolutely inequipped for setbacks. "If I am Special, why aren't I Boss?" will be a bitter lesson.

Already, we hear of "Helicopter Parents". If an employee's parent called me to complain about a review, etc., I would respond, "I value independent thought and confidence in one's talents above all things, which is why they are fired this instant."

Managers are second-guessed and hamstrung by Personell and Legal departments all the time. When outsiders come in and do it, as if the Company were a Grade School, it's the last straw.

16 posted on 10/21/2007 2:18:44 PM PDT by Gorzaloon (Food imported from China = "Cesspool + Flavor-Straw")
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To: Gorzaloon

I hear ya’. My Boss in LA (Banker guy doing federal contracts) Didn’t believe in performance reviews and left me alone to run it as I saw fit. He would fire anyone if they didn’t adhere to his 20 rules of employment. This was a pre-requisite to hiring. Worked pretty well. :^)


17 posted on 10/21/2007 2:24:06 PM PDT by eyedigress
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