Community Post: What It’s Like To Work With A Millennial

1. You ask them if their bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship is a real thing and they’re like:

Millennials are more likely to major in Entrepreneurship than any other generation.

2. The words “social media” appear on their LinkedIn profile 37 times.

3. And they keep telling you about the importance of “personal branding.”

4. But secretly, you’re learning a few things from them.

Gen Y is almost 7 times more likely to list blogging as a skill than other generations.

5. They don’t just appreciate positive feedback, they demand it.

6. And when you ask them what their career goals are, they say “personal fulfillment.”

Gen Y reports the lowest sense of job meaning, job satisfaction and job stress.

7. Which makes you do this.

8. But maybe that’s why they are so darned self-confident.

9. They keep asking HR to add pet insurance as a standard benefit.

Gen Y is 1.8 times more likely to report pet insurance as a perk than other generations.

10. Meanwhile, you are a teensy bit stressed out about whether or not you’ll ever actually be able to retire.

Baby Boomers are most likely to list a defined benefit retirement plan as an employment perk.

11. They complain about their roommates, but refer to them as “Mom” and “Dad.”

28 percent of Millennials have had to move home due to financial hardship after starting their careers compared to 11 percent of Gen Xers and 5 percent of Baby Boomers.

12. They use SnapChat to tell you that they’re coming in late to work. (If they tell you at all.)

13. When you complain about traffic, they remind you that they bike to work because it’s greener.

More Millennials take public transportation or bike or walk to work than older generations.

14. But you suspect that they just can’t afford a car in the first place.

Millennials earn a median income of $40,700, while Gen Xers earn a median income of $55,100 and Baby Boomers report earning $56,400 annually.

15. So what’s the deal? Are Millennials going to teach us a new way to work or stay stuck in Mom and Dad’s basement?

16. Just remember, if they ever stop staring at their phones, they’re coming after your job next.

The data cited above can be found at

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