You know Pete, I was just talking to somebody the other day that is a generation younger than me, and I made the remark that I thought that my Generation was the last Generation to have a work ethic and believed in giving a fair day's work for a fair day's wage...and this Person agreed with me. This Person was complaining about how their Boss was always saying the this Person was the "Go To" Person to get the job done, but that could be a Curse , as well as a Compliment, because this Person was doing more work for the same wages, than most of the others. But, this Person felt the work had to get done and there was nobody else that would do it. And of course, if it didn't get done and they lost Customers because of it , then everybody would be out of a job. So, the Boss was always coming to his "Go To" person when it had to be done right and done "yesterday" and the Boss knew that it would be taken care of by his "Go to" Person, who had never failed him , yet.<quoted text>
I would be happy to answer your questions Sassy.#1 - This employee is 30 years old.#2 - I don't know what Topix or my internet provider does, but I do not live nor operate a business in Florida. I reside and operate a business in East Tennessee, but for some reason, Topix describes my location as being in Florida.
Now for the rest of the story ... I told that worker that since he would sue me for discrimination, I am going to go ahead and fire him because the increase in the cost of our workman's comp insurance cost some other employees raises and bonuses and he basically scammed the workman's comp system at our cost. So I said if you are going to sue, you might as well sue for what is called "workman's comp revenge." I added that I would use his desire to play softball as proof there was nothing really wrong with him. He came to my office the next day crying stating he needed his job and enjoyed working here and to please allow him to continue working and he would do better. He is still employed, but not playing softball :)
So, that's what brought about my comment and the Younger Generation Person agreed with me, which surprised me, actually. I think there are still some Younger Conscientious Workers out there, but they are rare and most of them don't take pride in their work , like my Generation did, no matter what kind of work it is...again, the last Generation to do so, in general.
So, One could make the case that some of the Workers have helped bring about the Off-shoring of our own jobs and now all the Workers are paying the price.
It's difficult to see how any of this is going to get any better until everybody involved changes their attitude, Workers and Employers, IMO.
And Parents need to teach their Children the value of a Work Ethic. But, that probably won't happen, either , since the Parents don't have it, themselves...in general.
And all Employers need to appreciate and reward the Good Workers that they have because they are a rare Commodity.