Re: permalancer

Subject: Re: permalancer
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 11:44:48 -0800

McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
> Plenty of new kids have a fine work ethic, but without the "dedication"
> to a career or employer. Instead, they'll work at what pleases them and
> take short-term jobs when they need extra money. So, think of somebody
> running a pottery shop during tourist season, because they like it, then
> closing shop and taking a couple of temp jobs over the winter, just to
> get by... between ski vacations... or stints working as ski-hill
> staff... or maybe they'll take occasional shifts at elder-care
> facilities, helping the robots that do most of the lifting and cleaning
> of our (boomers') failing bodies.

(tsk) Kids today!

I remember much of that same advice being said about my generation,
Generation X. We were lazy, slackers, we didn't want to put in our
dues, we were selfish, we had no sense of company loyalty, we had short
attention spans, and only wanted to work on things that made us happy.
We were working strings of temp jobs and moving back in with our
parents. We were going to be difficult to manage ("herding cats" yup,
that nuggest again) and making us get any work done at all was going to
be a real problem. Death of industry predicted.

GenX is now 40+ and industry isn't dead yet. Industry seems to be going
on pretty much the way it has all along. I predict that the current
generation will do just fine in the workforce too.

dancing with myself


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