by Chris Stokel-Walker @Bloomberg
英國對兩千名職場人士調查的結果發現，年紀大於 35 歲的員工對工作的不滿意度是 35 歲以下的兩倍；超過三分之一 55 歲以上的員工感覺自己的付出沒有被尊重， 16% 在職場沒有任何朋友。
It’s also possible younger people have lower expectations, higher hopes, and they’re not yet burned out.
未來職場上年紀大的員工只會越來越多，根據美國政府預估， 2024 的勞動市場會有四分之一 55 歲以上的人。我們必須盡快主動做出改進，否則整體員工的滿意度可能將不斷下滑。
此爲 Hackernews 上排第一名的評論，作者認爲原因是隨着經驗的增長，人們意識到了很多職場的”潛規則”：
I think its because through experience people have figured out a lot of unspoken things about what its really like being an employee.
They have figured out that its much more about connections and office politics than hard work.
They have figured out that there is really no job security, and they could be one layoff wave away from unemployment.
They have figured out that its much more about face time and spending long hours at work rather than actually being productive.
They have figured out that the majority of their work, to their surprise is not actually that important or necessary.
They have figured out that its important not to take too much vacations, because its an opportunity to loose the little work they have to someone else.
They have figured out that they are never going to get payed the true value of their work,and that is almost the definition of being an employee.
They have figured out that its all a system of serventry not too different from the medieval relation between master and servant.
They have figured out that its a system that they are being grinded through and discarded, and that they are condemned for life to making someone else rich, never getting a chance to trully furfill their dreams and ambitions.
All of this takes a lot of time to figure out and piece together, it takes over ten years, and so the age 35 seems about right.
也有人提到了 Defining The Corporate Hierarchy 這篇文章(A Cynical Theory of Management)：
該文章是基於 The Gervais Principle。