A Swedish thing, or a generational thing? 

Sitting in a restaurant yesterday beside two Swedish women in their mid 20’s. Eavesdropping on their conversation. They were talking about their employment situation. As I sat listening, I was caught between the emotions of affection and horror. 

One said ‘I don’t think employers should be able to place demands on us employees. If they keep placing demands on us, don’t they get that we won’t be happy. Then they’ll have a hard time finding staff’ 

The second woman nodded in agreement. And added ‘yeah, what if we decide we want to do something else like go to Thailand for three months? I want to be able to just go tomorrow if I feel like it.’ 

A Swedish thing, or a generational thing? 

5 thoughts on “A Swedish thing, or a generational thing? 

  1. I agree – absolutely a generation thing. I think Swedes (I’m one!) in general expect the employer to have demands. Would be very odd to work for an employer with no demands what so ever – I mean what would your tasks be? Anything you feel like doing? 😀

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