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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