A commenter on my friend Bjarne’s blog tells this story:
Not long ago my youngest son told me “I’ll do anything for money!”
“OK, ” I said “I’ll give you 20 kroner ($4) to pick up the dog poo in the garden.”
“Yuck!!” the kid said, “there’s no way I’m taking a sh*t job like that!”
Kids today – there’s no way they’ll grow up and work jobs that don’t make them happy. That’s why companies today need to shape up and become great workplaces – or they’ll only ever be able to hire old, crotchety types who accept the idea of spending their days in unpleasant or just mediocre workplaces.
I’m telling ya – the future belongs to the happy!
In assorted news, I’m in the Danish media these days. I posted a link to this story at the fine Truthteller blog about a company that hired a happiness manager, and was interviewed for a couple of articles AND live on national radio. Cool :o) Article, article. The radio interview is not available on line yet, I’ll post a link later.
Also, I’m still here – I’ve just found myself very busy this week. There are some good posts coming (including one on the top 10 things managers do that makes employees unhappy) as soon as I get my blogging mojo back :o)