Have you noticed a change in trend in our workforce, especially those in the age 19-25 bracket? The trend is not an encouraging one.
Try asking for opinions in facebook and you will receive tons of feedback – mostly negative. Observations?
- not dependable
- not pro-active
- no passion
- no responsibility
Speaking as an employer, I’ve had endless challenges with the youngsters. It seems all they want is to be overpaid and underworked. Give them some stress and challenge and they will bail out or shutdown!
The topic about young people @ work surfaced recently in one get-together session with 2 other business associates – a Senior Manager of a MNC & a senior executive in a decent sized malaysian company.
Not surprisingly, we share the same experiences. At the end of it all, we could only shake our head in disbelief. What will become of our nation if these people are the future?
I share my opinion with many friends that the root problem of it all lies in education & lifestyle:
- they’re having life too easy & expect everything to be served to them on a silver platter
- they have no clue about hardship
- no education / guidance / encouragement from parents
All these has caused our young to be like “paper tigers”. They crumble at a drop of water or blown away at the slighest of wind. *sigh*
Still, all said and done, there are also the group that has been making positive strides against this negative trend with their vision, ingenuity and passion. Le’ts hope the “positive” group can be of influence to the “weak” ones.
Until things change, it will continue to be a numbers game. People come, people go, people come, people go and amongst the numbers will be a gem! *fingers crossed*