Survey: Worker Loyalty At Lowest Level In 3 Years

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you feel underappreciated on the job, relax. You appear to have a lot of company according to a new survey on employee loyalty, or rather, the lack of it these days.

The annual Met Life survey of employee benefit trends suggests worker loyalty to a company hasn’t been this low in the last three years, what with layoffs, furloughs and bosses unable or unwilling to even listen to them.

Of course it’s not that simple for most of us. Rowan University business professor Robert Fleming believes managers should be better trained to deal with staff, particularly in these hard times. But if you’re a worker bee whose prospects for moving on aren’t good, make the best of what you’ve got now.

And bosses should consider the cost of replacing a disgruntled worker who does move on, as it can affect a company’s bottom line.

Reported by Dave Madden, KYW Newsradio

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One Comment

  1. Guess Who says:

    My foreign-owned company let go most of their older American workers and replaced them with L-1’s, who then outsourced manufacturing. Why should we be loyal?

  2. grumpy says:

    It’s ALL about cheap labor and huge profits.

  3. Nostromo says:

    They’ll hire a gaggle of imported H1-Bs and various visa-ed ‘guest’ workers to replace one salary of a native born worker.

    Google-up Dan Rather’s article:”Visa Loophole”

    You’ll be appalled.

  4. bob says:

    why should any employee be loyal to a company that is not loyal to their staff?

  5. stan says:

    Most workers nowadays care only to be on the job long enough to be eligible for unemployment benefits again.

  6. william says:

    This is SO,SO true. some employers are so arrogant these days. They could care less about loyal folks working for them. You are just their eyes.

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