You’ve probably heard it out of someone’s mouth (if not your parent’s or grandparent’s.) We’re a “lazy” and “entitled” bunch. We’re slow to establish ourselves as adults and in our careers. We are bombarded with complaints and comparisons of “back in my day…”
“Why aren’t you married yet?”
“You still live at home?”
“I started in the mail room and worked my way up”
“You still haven’t gotten promoted?”
I stumbled upon this article today and wanted to share it. While I’m not big on the blame game, this article does have some insight on the plight of a millennial.
Let’s face it. Life is tough for the quarter-lifer. I pay twice as much rent for my little apartment than my parents pay for their house mortgage. If minimum wage is not enough to qualify you for an apartment these days, then hmm…I wonder why many people are moving back or waiting longer to leave the nest. It’s not as easy to work your way up and college tuition has increased drastically since your parent’s day.
Social, economic, and financial trends as well as the general workforce have changed drastically in the last 20-30 years. Technology is evolving at a rapid rate, affecting how we do things as well as what we do. We aren’t lazy; we’re trying to keep up with a fast paced world. It’s not that we are entitled – it’s that we have a lot on our plate. With more at our fingertips, we have more to accomplish. Our outlook may be different, but we are set on making it – just like the generations before us.