Too rich to grow ma­ture? Time will tell

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWOCENTS -

When money can­not rule a work­place, it must be one of the big­gest night­mares for the boss. As much as I ap­pre­ci­ate my team mem­bers’ life at­ti­tude that they do not work for money – like many other young peo­ple born af­ter 1995, I can­not help but notic­ing how their work ethic that seem­ingly de­serves our sup­port ac­tu­ally can­not work well in the of­fice (The whole pack­age, De­cem­ber 12).

Their am­bi­tion to work for a higher goal other than a higher salary is nat­u­rally based on their well-off fam­ily back­ground that makes them care less about pay­ment but more about the non-wage ben­e­fits. In­stead, they tell them­selves and oth­ers how they strive for a bet­ter world in var­i­ous kinds of down-to-earth ways.

Such pure and in­no­cent minds, how­ever, some­times cause more trou­ble, when their naive way of think­ing can­not process the com­plex­ity of re­al­ity. One of my team mem­bers de­manded an ab­so­lutely fair way of per­for­mance as­sess­ment the other day, while some other ques­tioned why they can­not stand up against the de­part­ment di­rec­tor or walk away from a meet­ing they dis­agree with.

I don’t know what to say, but only wait for them to grow older and feel the power of the men­ac­ing re­al­ity crush­ing down upon their lit­tle world. Luck­ily, time will help them learn these life les­sons soon.

Jenny Liu, by email

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