Saw this article on Stuff yesterday:
Employers and employees have dramatically different opinions of why workers remain in their jobs, says research released on Tuesday showing US companies may struggle to retain employees in an improved job market.
Employees cite benefits, financial compensation, and their career growth and earnings potential as the top three reasons they stay in their jobs, according to a survey by Spherion Corp, a recruiting and staffing company.
Their employers list management climate, supervisor relationships and culture and work environment as the top reasons they think employees stay, it said.
Employers listed benefits, financial compensation, and growth and earnings below those factors, and employees put management climate, culture and work environment and their supervisor relationship much lower on their list, it said.
Shows what a deluded world many managers live in. They don’t even understand why we are working under them.
It’s obvious that workers work first and foremost because it’s a source of income. As a secondary concern, we want to be treated like humans while we’re at it. When did you ever hear of workers striking for better “management climate, supervisor relationships and culture and work environment”?
Just confirms that many managers have the house slave attitude. In love with their employer, they believe what’s good for the boss is good for them. They think we feel the same way (even more laughably, they think the boss loves them back).
Managers, listen up: we don’t want your ‘caring culture and work environment’. It’s just an attempt to buy us off cheaply. We want our fair share of the wealth we produce. We work so we can get paid so we can afford to live our lives and raise our families.