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Message to Gen Y: It's Your Problem, Not Mine

Let's just say that Dan Hull of What About Clients? doesn't mince words. In response to a marketing e-mail touting a 1-day seminar designed to help companies "attract and retain a generation of workers whose commitment seems more temporary than permanent," Hull replied thanks but no thanks. Hull writes:

It's your problem, Gen-X and Gen-Y. Not ours. Work, figure it out, ask questions, and we'll help you--but it's your job to adjust to "us" and the often hard adventure of learning to solve problems for your employer and its clients.

Should law firms bend over backwards to keep lawyers who can't or won't adjust? Or as Hull argues, do lawyers bear the burden of figuring out how to make the job work for them (and leave if they can't)?

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on May 20, 2008 at 04:43 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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