Enjoying Work

Posted On: June 26, 2009
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A while back, I had a hand in the early termination of a contract staff, who had decided that he was not interested in the work anymore. I am not proud of the fact that I saved the main contractor company some money because the guy did not qualify for the contract completion bonus, and neither am I happy that I had to be a bit high-handed in my dealings with the people working under me. The series of unfortunate events got me thinking though.


Everyone, especially the newer generation of today, have a lower threshold for pain, and for what they believe they want in their work place. The hardships and strife of the older generations seem a foreign concept, and the values of hard work, diligence, responsibilities, taking ownership and accountability take a back seat to “instant gratification”. The younger generation expect immediate rewards for everything they do, and they expect to be “paid back” for additional effort that they put in beyond the regular expectations of them.

Sometimes, the younger generation worries me. Yet I cannot help but reflect upon my “old” ideas, if they are obsolete.