Terence Eden discusses how many jobs demand significant sacrifices in terms of work-life balance, safety risks, long hours, low pay, and other undesirable conditions. The author argues that younger generations are less willing to make these sacrifices compared to previous generations, which is reasonable given the poor incentives and work practices in many fields.

Key points:

  • Younger generations are less willing to make work sacrifices than previous generations

  • Instead of criticizing this, organizations need to evolve and provide better incentives/flexibility

  • Relying solely on the enthusiasm of "true believers" is unsustainable once issues are pointed out