Skip to comments.Is Gen Y Loyal to Employers?
Posted on 06/12/2013 7:52:31 AM PDT by William Tell 2
Do 20- and 30-somethings prefer a womb-to-tomb quasi-communist corporate culture like Japan, or do they prefer a less secure, more competitive, corporate culture of modern America?
There was a time when Americans worked for a ...
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Loyalty is a two-way street.
Not loyal to their wife/significant other.
Not loyal to brands of anything they buy.
Not loyal to much of anything.
So why on earth would we expect them to be loyal
to their employers?
I used to worry that I would be replaced by younger software enigneers
But they come out of college knowing a thing or two about lambda expressions and use them everywhere making unreadable code and when you talk to them about it you get the look like you are such an old geezer for not being hip to the new programming that they are so special for knowing, and where is their trophy for participating?
Getting fired a couple of times gives them some “experience” they need. I dont WANT TO be the boss, but when I have to be, the first thing I stress is that EXPERIENCE is something you cannot really understand until you get some, and so try not to embarass themselves too much because they will feel all that more stupid later when they grow up.
If the question was about Gen Xers, it would also have to take into consideration how many Xers HAVE jobs to begin with, which don’t involve the phrases: ‘Can I get you some fries with that’? or ‘how would you like your coffee’? :(
“Loyalty is a two-way street.”
Exactly. Employers do not provide work environments most people even care for. Maybe the older generations are suckers? I have no doubt we have raised generations of spoiled brats but we can’t lay all the blame on those generations for the lousy work environments and compensation packages.
Often in today’s job market, employers treat employees like dirt. Show up on time, never take a sick day, work hard, get fired anyway. So it’s not surprising that people aren’t loyal to their employer.
Exactly. File this under “Does the Pope wear a funny hat?”
I know and work with a LOT of Gen Y folks. There is Zero employer loyalty. In fact, I don’t even think there is all taht much project loyalty.
Are employers loyal to anyone?
Funny as h*ll; Japan is “quasi-communist,” but America is “corporate.”
What planet is this writer living on?
Or was the article written by Rip vanWinkle...?
No. Why should they be?
Is the employer going to be loyal to them? No.
The employer is going to use their labor and talent, for the lowest price they can get and then dump them when they become too expensive or the employer discovers a cool new way to outsource. Employees should adopt the same attitude towards their employers. Employee loyalty is neither a useful or good trait in today’s world.
Sadly that comes with the lack of RESPECT for their elders.
There are other jobs for Gen Y. Some ask “paper or plastic?” in addition to the questions you listed.
I checked out some stuff at a local CVS and it was all machine run check-out.
With a little dash of that “stick it to the man!” attitude from the 1960;s.
That isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
How many baby boomers stayed in miserable marriages for the kids, only to discover that the kids knew they were miserable and as a result either refused to marry or got in crummy marriages themselves, because they had no idea how to do any better?
Brand loyalty was a great deal. Then Detroit decided to start building cars that fell apart at 100K miles because they wanted to force their customers to buy new cars.
Competition is a good thing in life.
Exactly. Companies will cut them loose in a heartbeat so why should they be loyal? Times have changed.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, however, there is.
And in likewise fashion, I move on whenever it suits me. If you give me a paycheck, you purchase 2 weeks of loyalty. That's it.
I didn't build this world, I just live in it.