People with higher income are more selfish
I think the above statment is true. For instance, we were coming back from GHC conference and our seat assignment got messed up and the agent couldnt help us. On the first flight, there was a nice lady who was more than happy to switch seats saying I have kids and I know how difficult is to travel with young kids. On the last flight, a young female microsoft employee refused to switch seats. Worth to mention that we were lucky that there was 3 empty seats just one row ahead us and we got what we asked for. I might do the same if I didnt have any kids and I am not mad at her since she has right to sit whereever she is assigned to. But knowing the company paid for your ticket at every penny, I keep thinking why people are becoming more self centered and arrogant to help strangers. The act of young lady was like most of my colleagues I see everyday in Microsoft. Cold, indifferent. I guess we've all been treated so bad that after a while we become exaclty like our mentors and tech leads and managers. And in annonymous apps, we love to show each other how cruel and aggressive we can be.
EDIT: we bought the tickets and paid for all the seats so that we could sit together. We got reassigned at the time of check-in, thanks to ridicolousness of optimization algorithm of airline companies. I am MS employee too and we are not allowed to buy tickets for our dependent through MS travel agents. There is not anything wrong with bringing a child on the trip as GHC provides daycare. I am a MS employee and coldness of that lady just reminded me of the environment of the org I'm working in and our team also even though my own manager is D&I advocate. For those who say your kid your problem, yes this is my problem and I did my best to do sth to sit by my child so I will ask anyone to swap with me until I find the right person who doesnt care about TC and care more about showing act of kindness and have humanity. Now rethink about it on how tomorrow you all could show a bit of your kindness, if you have any, to anyone in your sorrounding. your parents/kids/neighbors/colleague/starbucks employee.