In the economic climate in which we now live many think loyalty in the workplace is the last thing you need. With the mounting job losses growing in this country and diminishing wages, it seems ridiculous to suggest it. “The companies we work for aren’t loyal to us!” It’s every man for himself now. Right?
As teenagers, and the rising generation, don’t be fooled by the cynicism around you. The moral compass of society is veering because virtues like loyalty are being held for ransom. “If you’re loyal to me, I’ll be loyal to you.” The world has forgotten that virtues are not something given or taken on a whim, or when it’s convenient. They are the fabric that makes you, YOU, and should be reflected in your everyday actions.
It is not foolishness to be loyal in the workplace. The world will continue to crumble until the “us vs. them” stops. You need employers—they give you money and help you live. Employers need you to expand their business. The only way to dig ourselves out of the economic hole we are in is together.