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Unformatted text preview: e morale and contributes to the overall success of a company, the same cannot be said for job security. Admittedly an employee worried about how secure his or her job is might be less creative or productive as a result. By the same token, however, too much confidence in the security of one’s job can foster complacency, which, in turn, may diminish employees’ creativity and productivity. Moreover, many employees actually place job security relatively low on the list of what they want in a job. In fact, more and more workers today are positively uninterested in longterm job security; instead, they are joining firms for the sole purpose of accomplishing nearterm professional goals, then leaving to face the next challenge. To sum up, the claim at issue overrates the importance of job satisfaction and security by identifying them as thekey factors in a company’s longterm success. Job satisfaction among employees is very important, but it is not clearly more important than many other factors. At the same time, job security is clearly less important, and even unimportant in some cases. 29. “To...
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- Spring '09