LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman on the biggest lie employers tell their employees.
The biggest lie is that the employment relationship is like family… They really want the employee to be loyal to the company. That’s when it gets deceptive… They know that employers want loyalty. “They know they want to hear, ‘Oh, I plan on working here for the rest of my career.’ But most employees recognize that career progression probably requires eventually moving to another company. But that never comes up.
Every executive I’ve ever worked for demanded loyalty from employees. Conversely, the same executives had no loyalty for their employees at any level. Every one.