Sincerity, honesty, loyalty - are these qualities outdated?
Are the qualities of sincerity, honesty, loyalty and the like no longer of any significance in today's work culture? Why these taken a back seat forms the basis of this forum discussion.
Looking back a few decades ago, a salaried employee in a permanent job was well set, often spending most of their work life in one major firm or a couple of smaller firms. The qualities like sincerity, honesty, loyalty to the brand/employer were the benchmark. With such qualities and a job, educating kids, having an own house and some savings for retirement were possible in most cases.
Fast forward to today's work culture, job cuts, companies going bankrupt, unethical practices by the top management, major financial pilferage, mergers, stiff competition makes the life of an employee very challenging. Someone who hangs on to the above-mentioned qualities or values often finds himself/herself at the receiving end for no fault of his/her own. I think the modern day employee should be smart enough to read the changes and trends, keep job prospects and professional survival ahead of the conventional/olden qualities. Please share your views.