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First there were the Baby Boomers, then Generation X, and now we have….the millennials.
It sounds like it should refer to a slick troupe of pilots in a Star Wars film, or some wizened old veterans, but no, ‘millennial’ has become the latest dirty word to generalise a generation and patronise your peers.
Every day seems to bring a new ‘how to attract/retain/engage your millennial workforce’ article, consistently reminding us how different, how demanding, how disloyal, how mind-boggling we are as employees.
And do you know what? I don’t buy it. Maybe that’s just my Gen Y arrogance talking and my inability to take criticism, but I find it hard to believe that the expectations we have on our employers and indeed ourselves is so different to any other generation at our age. Personal development, job security, respect - are you telling me that my parents and grandparents didn’t want those things?
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