WORKERS who demand to be paid are missing out on valuable opportunities to showcase themselves and add to their CVs, it has been claimed.Doing it for the love of phone-answering
Business leaders have warned that candidates who demand financial reward for their efforts run the risk of looking churlish and mean-spirited.
However those willing to work for nothing will find a much wider range of career paths available to them, which could lead to more work at some point in the future.
Media company boss Norman Steele said: Gone are the days when work was regarded as a weekly grind which you did in exchange for cash to buy food, warmth, shelter and clothing.
Today that cynical, mercenary attitude wont get you much further than a dead-end job in a call centre and rightly so.
We want workers who find working in itself a profitable experience. Even a simple task like making hot drinks for board members teaches valuable lessons like humility and not putting the milk in first.
Its a more spiritual approach.
Indeed, said Steele, even the idea of working for free is becoming outdated: The trouble with todays young internet generation is they expect everything for nothing. The real world isnt like that.
High end employers like Sting will charge you for the prestige task of picking olives at his Tuscany groves and rightly so. Hes running a business, not a charity.