Thursday, May 04, 2006
my letter to corporate america
this article was a blast to write, and so far i've gotten great feedback on it. hope you enjoy it as well. as always feel free to post your comments here.
I read your blog regularly, but somehow the name and the photo didn't quite click until I read the URL in the bio at the end. Needless to say, I re-read the article immediately after I realized it was someone whose work I already follow.
Great article, in any event! There is a whiny, "We've been had!" tone of so much of the twentysomething career literature that I (as a twentysomething myself) find repulsive; you managed, as usual, to hit the right notes--explaining what we're about and how to get more out of us, without a hint of whininess. Great work!
Great article, I can't wait for the next one. You always make me proud!
I read your article in the recent issue of Worthwhile and your insights blew me away. You have a level of wisdom beyond your years. I am 31, and graduated from college during the recession. Suddenly, all the rules had changed, and the things I was promised would be my reward for hard work and a college degree were nowhere in sight. The place where I work wants yes men, not creativity and insight, so I do some freelance writing on the side. Unfortunately, this isn't enough to pay the bills. Anyway, I hope corporate America reads your article and realizes the value they have in their young employees, will play to their creative strengths, and won't turn them into younger versions of themselves.
I hope you can relate to what I write about Generation G on my blog...