Sources: The New York Times, Bloomberg
quote: Considering how little the UN even knows about its own purpose, I don't believe they are any sort of authority on worker productivity, or anything for that matter.There are certainly high performers in the US, but as a whole factoring in all the lazy useless slobs and averaging it out, i'd say we aren't looking good.
quote: I will agree that there are many many hard working people in America, but what frightens me is when we are hiring and we interview people who are just out of high school/college. We have hired a few lately that stay one day then never come back because the work was too hard, how can sitting at a desk and typing in a few numbers be that hard? One didn't like that she couldn't answer texts when she was working. One complained that counting the number of baby minnows in a cup(usually about 10)was too hard(mind numbingly boring I agree, but difficult?) One even asked if they would be moved up to management in less than two years lol.Hopefully these younger people will develop better work ethics as they mature, but currently it doesn't look too promising on average. I fear that current school atmospheres are promoting the "you can be anything you want to be" ideas but not adding the "but you must work hard to achieve it" caveat. I grew up around older men that would work until they dropped just to put food on the table and cloths on their family's backs but today you can barely get someone to work overtime even if they were starving.
quote: One complained that counting the number of baby minnows in a cup(usually about 10)was too hard(mind numbingly boring I agree, but difficult?)