Gen Z, It’s Not Good to Have Your Boss Hate You
For any young worker who needs to hear this, your power in the labor market won’t last and quietly quitting could be setting you up to get loudly fired.
Every generation faces a skeptical reception in the labor force. Baby boomers were called self-centered, Gen X was lazy and millennials were considered entitled. For Gen Z, it’s the same — but different. When I was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, there was the normal buzz about economic conditions and climate change. But everyone I spoke with mainly wanted to talk about something else: How the pandemic has changed the labor market, and especially how it has affected Gen Z.
Allison Schrager is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.
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