Millennials get a bad rap for being lazy and entitled—the truth is this generation really just knows what they want. They know that after graduating college they’re going to be up against plenty of challenges when trying to find a job and a place to live, so they’re very focused on what they can get for their money.
There are many negative stereotypes about millennials. We’re often classified as lazy, entitled, and immature. I don’t agree with these stereotypes. Of course, there are a few millennials out there who fit these stereotypes, but there are more who don’t.
Many millennials are working their asses off, paying off debt, starting their own businesses, and building wealth. Here are 10 inspiring career and lifestyle blogs for millennial women. These incredible ladies are killing it!
I wore sweatpants to work last week, and no one cared. No, I do not work from home and this is not going to be a post about how awesome it is to work from home. I work a full-time 9 to 5 job in an office. But I wore sweatpants to work last week – something I’ve never done before in my life – and no one cared.
There are many articles on how to dress professionally for work, and many of these articles are targeted specifically toward millennials. I learned plenty of office dress code rules in grad school as well. I received my master’s degree in HR from a snooty business school, and it was typical for students to dress up for class.
Millennials have a bad reputation. We’re lazy. We’re spoiled. We’re entitled. We spend more time glued to our smartphones than we do actually working. Technology has destroyed our attention spans, and we bounce from one job to another. We live with our parents because we’re too lazy to find a job that pays well.
Recently while perusing my Facebook newsfeed, I came across a post about how Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s company, Dualstar, is being sued by former unpaid interns. Apparently these interns work 55 hour work weeks and often perform menially tasks such as fetching lattes and sorting buttons. My Facebook “friend” ranted about how these lazy, privileged millennials are giving Generation Y a bad reputation.
Millennials know that finding a full-time job after graduation isn’t easy. You send out hundreds of resumes, go on rounds and rounds of interviews, and receive countless rejection letters. When you finally land a full-time job that pays decently AND is in your field, you feel like you’ve hit the jackpot. So what happens when a few months down the road, you get laid off or fired from your job?