As the rise of the millennial generation in the work industry increases,
it seems that baby boomers aren't too excited.
They call us privileged and spoiled and want everything now
instead of “working hard” and “waiting their turn” like they did.
They had everything handed to them
They weren't swimming in debt from college loans
They weren't getting denied to purchases house
The cost of living was pretty much half of what it is now
The cost to raise a family was pretty much nothing
They fucked up the banks and allowed them to take advantage of us.
Hell it was their generation that preyed on us
And you expect us to sit around and take it? Are you serious?
As children we had to sit through the bush administration and 9/11 and the recession all things that Barack fixed.
Mind you, this was revolutionary because it was the first election millennials turned out and supported
These employers make promises that are never fulfilled and get mad when they retention is low
The speak if work/life balance which is complete bullshit
some companies do the right thing but is it truly enough
We are promised travel, great positions and promoti2ons but you gotta play your cards right. Have the right merit. Network. Position yourself for it. Pretty much play the game. Instead of just working hard.
A degree doesn't guarantee a job or salary because you need diverse experience now and if you aren't diverse you get pigeon held. What type of shit is that.
If I dont jump around I don't get the experience but you want me to stay around and not get promoted
Then the promise of incentives and promotions come into play. I've seen too many of ,y friends bust they asses for jobs they enjoy bit are denied raises and promotions because of technicalities (youneed this certification i never told you about, the business isn't doing well so I'll have to retract my initial deal of giving you a raise every 6 month)
It's bad. Millennials love honesty. We appreciate it more than the lies a boss will tell. The other issue these baby boomers have is that we stand up for ourselves. We don't bend over and just take it. FUCK THAT.
Y'all already messed up my childhood I won't let you mess up my life.
One a personal note, I don't deal with that shit on a personal level either.
Being the child of a baby boomer, raised by grandparents from the generation before them. I was taught discipline but they taught me how to shut the fuck up and when I'm grown I could do what I want.
So being 18. On a full ride. No family supporting me. Working 2 jobs my opinion surfaced.
I was not afraid to answer back and have discussions with. Y parents and grandparents. They weren't financially supporting me so what did I have to lose.
By the time I was 19 my mother happily called me grown and bragged to her friends/and sisters that I was grown, on my own, handling my business.
By 23 I was making double what my mom made. I officially earned her full respect. I take her on trips and shit, but she gotta respect my opinion no be open to it.
I'm not afraid to tell managers I'm not happy with my position and that I want to move on. Because of my job it's easier to move around but you gotta speak up.
But a change will come and shock the world.
Millennials are becoming managers and directors.
Becoming more understanding. Agreeing with the things our younger generation is saying. We will change the world.
It's sad it has to happen so slowly.
But this is a call to all millennials. Stand up for yourself. Don't let these managers control you, but be strategic. Plan it out thoroughly. Execute it. Follow up on the progress and move forward.