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  •  A must-read op-ed in the WP today (2+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Northridge, kingfishstew

    sets the case that the Millennial Generation will change the USA workplace culture and rules, How Those Spoiled Millennials will Make the Workplace Better For Everyone.

    The article begins with:

    Have you heard the one about the kid who got his mom to call his boss and ask for a raise? Or about the college student who quit her summer internship because it forbade Facebook in the office?

    Yep, we’re talking about Generation Y — loosely defined as those born between 1982 and 1999 — also known as millennials. Perhaps you know them by their other media-generated nicknames: teacup kids,for their supposed emotional fragility; boomerang kids, who always wind up back home; trophy kids — everyone’s a winner!; the Peter Pan generation, who’ll never grow up.

    ...and ends describing kids who quit jobs that interfered with having a balanced life, refused to work long hours devoted to career and the company.

    I'm a pre-Boomer who thought, "yeah, good luck with that!" on beginning the article, and by the conclusion was cheering Gen Y. These kids will demand reasonable work hours, longer vacations, paid sick leave, maternity leave -- they'll bring the American work culture up to the more civilized standards of the rest of the world.

    Good for them! I don't believe anybody says on their deathbed, "I wish I put more hours in at work."

    The sh*t those people [republicans] say just makes me weep for humanity! - Woody Harrelson

    by SoCalSal on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 10:18:07 PM PDT

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