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The big lie about work that no one really believes

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LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman knows a thing or two about ramping up staffing. The business-oriented social network has grown from 500 employees in 2010 to 7,600 today, with offices in 20 countries.  

As the company grew, he discovered that LinkedIn hadn’t been honest with its new hires.

Writing in his new book The Alliance, Hoffman calls out what he calls the biggest lie employers tell employees: “The biggest lie is that the employment relationship is like family.” Employers tell that fib to advance the illusion of loyal, lifetime employment, which, of course, no one believes.

Work isn’t like family, Hoffman writes: “You don’t fire your kid because of bad grades.”

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