Friday 2 November 2012

My Generation

Members of my generation are not incentivized by money, status, or power to the degree that others have been in the past. We’re incentivized by our insatiable need to have the whole world care deeply about what we’re doing with our lives. To satisfy this need, we would forego almost any creature comfort. Historically speaking, this need for acknowledgement has made us one of the worst groups of material bargainers ever, and considering that we are going to become the employees of people who matured during the decade of Reagan and Mulroney, this obsession with acknowledgment (and distaste for scrappy negotiating) is going to put us in a very difficult position. In this situation, advanced skills and/or education don't inspire us to demand more from a job, but coerce us into accepting less.

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