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What Should Replace Loyalty To Company?
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ANON1255450178610
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ANON1255450178610,
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10/15/2013 | 4:30:07 PM
re: What Should Replace Loyalty To Company?
Have you considered creating your own job (i.e. company?)
GIGABOB
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GIGABOB,
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10/14/2013 | 6:50:00 PM
re: What Should Replace Loyalty To Company?
Employee loyalty was never dead...just misguided in an era where the value of the employee has moved from qualitative to quantitative in the eyes of the organization.
Coverlet
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10/14/2013 | 6:45:23 PM
re: What Should Replace Loyalty To Company?
David- Call me Coverlet. Mr. Meshing is my pseudonymous Dad.
DAVIDINIL
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10/14/2013 | 5:00:52 PM
re: What Should Replace Loyalty To Company?
Great article Mr. Meshing. From a "normal" human psychological POV, people yearn to find a long term relationship w/ an organization that rewards their service and loyalty to that org. Most all of us want to align ourselves with something that is meaningful and bigger than just ourselves. There seems to be no place for that in today's bottom line driven world.
Coverlet
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Coverlet,
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10/11/2013 | 6:29:58 PM
re: What Should Replace Loyalty To Company?
Fair points. The easy answer is to say that I'm ranting, not writing a book or dissertation. But I'm not sure that it would be any better, deeper or more thoughtful in book form.

These posts are the start of a discussion. Up until recently they never made it past my laptop. If there are half truths, I'd be interested in having them pointed out. Not because I yearn for debate but because it could steer my thinking to a better place.

Opinions (and I mean mine) do a disservice when they're framed as authoritative.
RobPreston
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10/11/2013 | 5:46:49 PM
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Really? Is loyalty just for canines? I expect it of people too, understanding that today's commercial realities will allow only so much of it.
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10/11/2013 | 5:21:01 PM
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Anything can sound edgy if you use enough half-truths and run to the next before the first one is seen clearly. Provocative (as intended, I would imagine). Some good insights, but mixed with a lot of noise. Then again, you did acknowledge it as a rant. The fact that "what have you done lately?" is the way a company will look at you shouldn't be a surprise and isn't all bad.
Laurianne
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10/11/2013 | 4:22:50 PM
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I am a big believer in outside-the-company mentors. In some cases, they can introduce you directly to potential employer.
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10/11/2013 | 1:42:07 PM
re: What Should Replace Loyalty To Company?
If you want loyalty, buy a dog!
Coverlet
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Coverlet,
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10/10/2013 | 8:16:50 PM
re: What Should Replace Loyalty To Company?
It certainly can't be the kind of corporation-sponsored mentoring programs at are in vogue. Participation in those is a tricky balancing act for both mentor and mentee.

If you're lucky enough to find a mentor outside of your company's context (function 1)-- the problem is that they can't perform function 3 -- negotiation/representation with your future employer.

We ultimately have to create structural incentives for recruiters (super-connectors) to represent the employee, not the employer.
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