The older generation of executives did not quibble over our job scope ("Compromise to bridge generation gap at work"; last Sunday).

I spent 25 years in Singapore Airlines, 17 of which were spent in overseas assignments.

Prior to being posted overseas, I had been deployed to various departments and carried out onerous tasks.

The attrition rate was extremely low, due primarily to an enlightened management and satisfying staff benefits and welfare.

Today's generation of Singapore youngsters often do not see the wood for the trees.

They squirm over the slightest discomforts, and lack mental, emotional and moral strength and stability.

I fear the worst, should a financial catastrophe occur. It is imperative for self-awareness and self-correction to happen on both sides of the generation gap so as to avoid future disaster.