“Describe how typical the attitudes that Sheehy reports appear to be in work environments you have experienced”.
The arrogant, unethical attitude as reported by Sheehy is unfortunately, becoming very common in today's world. According to experience, it is clear to say that for as long as the baby-boom generation has been dominant in this society, its members have spent recklessly, borrowed heavily and consumed far beyond their willingness to pay. They've produced a massive government debt and created a basket-case economy with which to pay it.
The attitude toward work has also been radically altered. People experience no shame in frequent job hopping punctuated by periods of unemployment. Managers are learning that people are not as easy to control as they used to be. Pointless dress codes, silly rules and exhortations to work harder are ignored. The threat of firing carries negligible weight; there's another lousy job waiting. A "you need us more than we need you" attitude prevails.
“Explain the implications of the work ethic Sheehy describe for the future of American business”.
The attitudes and mindset of the young works, especially the college students showed a devil may care attitude, planning to trample over anyone to get what they want, and to get whatever they want, is the projection of the movie and action packed image portrayed by the media. It is not outwardly apparent, but their lives are more satisfying than their parents' experience. There is an inherent flaw in baby boomers' value system. Based on consumption as both a means and an end, it is neither sustainable nor satisfying. Each new car is less exciting than its predecessor. Every move to a bigger house is more of a hassle and less of a joy than the one before. The suburbs fill with bored ...