Are they justified? Explain your answer in detail.
I believe that employers are in part justified and sometimes they have a real reason to say that due to several things. In the modern age, it is not so rare to find former university or high school students who basically, don’t own a proper independent critical thinking or any problem solving skill. I understand the employers’ frustration to find qualified workers who have a thinking mind, who can work independently, who can elaborate new ideas and who can have a critical view of their job or of their projects.
On the other hand, also if often employers complain about lack of critical thinking, sometimes, I believe that it is just hypocrisy. Some of them get very angry if workers are too independent in their thinking, and when I say independent I don’t mean workers who do what they want, I mean workers who think how to do better something that the business where they work already does. And, it is also so common, if your boss decide that you have to do X in this way, often you can’t neither say “I can do X in this other way because it is easier”, because your boss wants not critical thinking, but only that you work in that