Survey finds that 32 percent of generation Y individuals say it's okay to call in sick via SMS

Survey finds that 32 percent of generation Y individuals say it's okay to call in sick via SMS
Individuals classified as being part of generation Y grew up in the golden age of cell phones as text messaging became a clear dominant form of communication. The convenience factor is obviously there as most people would feel a bit more comfortable saying stuff in a text message as opposed to seeing them in person and telling them. In a survey conducted by the free texting app textPlus, it shows that generation Y individuals are a bit more inclined in relying on text messaging when it comes talking to their employers. For example, 11 percent believe that it's appropriate to ask for a raise through a text message. Now what's really striking is the 32 percent of individuals who believe that it's alright to “call in sick” for work via text. Just think about it for a moment, you don't have to pretend that something is in your throat to make your boss believe you, but it feels less formal – you'd have to be super close with your boss to do this. Finally, 11 percent of generation Y individuals think it's okay to quit their job through a text message. There are some things people reserve to do in person as opposed to a text message, but generation Y individuals seem to have a more lenient view when it comes to work related issues.

source: College Recruiter via Textually

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6 Comments

1. HockeyDood

Posts: 80; Member since: May 14, 2010

Stupid ass kids.....

2. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Took the words right out of my mouth. An employee should be slapped for texting in sick.

6. rshrum unregistered

I have to say I am 25 years old and do text very often at the location I work I have so many kids who work for me and I cannot for the life of me get an anwser from them if I call or leave a voice mail, but if I send a text I get an instant reply. On the flip side of that I have opened the door to them texting in sick or needing off work by allowing them to text, but if I don't allow them I end up working all extra hours or sub hours because I cannot get a hold of anyone! I have had an employee who was a relative of mine not show up for a sub shift and then when I texted her she texted back about an hour later and responded...I got the text right away and called her she didn't answer, we texted back and forth for about 30 min about 9 texts worth and each time I called her inbetween she was clearly avoiding me and then she quit over text I was pissed and now as a fmaily member we see each other all the time and she wont talk to me or my kids it really angers me that she ignores my kids...anyone got any suggestions?

3. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

I would NEVER text if I were unable to work. Damn!

4. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

lazy ass people damn just call off sick.

5. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Lazy generation! What's next, are they going to have someone call or text for them? We're becoming the world of cheeseburger-eating lazy good-for-nothings! Watch the animated movie 'Wall-E'. The fat humans on the spaceship will be us in the near future.

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