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Misrepresenting the Millennial generation

by Tyler Palko | Posted on August 25th, 2015

The greatest part about living in the United States is that we have the opportunity to believe what we want and are able to speak our minds on those beliefs. That doesn’t make those beliefs right. It just makes them our beliefs. I recently read two articles written by the same person on why Millennials are getting fired at work and why Millennials aren’t getting promoted.

After a couple days of digesting them, I was still so unbelievably insulted I had to write. Being a Millennial myself, I am sick of all the misrepresentations about my generation. We aren’t little kids anymore. We aren’t in little league waiting for our participation trophy (which you bought, by the way). We make up the largest percentage in the workforce today. That isn’t going away anytime soon. You can’t buy our loyalty with iPads, ping pong tables, and flextime. We were born in the land of technology, which isn’t our fault. Like any other generation, we got by with the resources that were available to us.

Like members of any generation, there are distinct differences that made us who we are based on the experiences we encountered. Solutions 21 CEO Buddy Hobart wrote the book “Gen Y Now: Millennials and the Evolution of Leadership.” In it, he discusses the myths that Ms. O’Donnell — and frankly a large part of the workforce — believe to be true. I strongly disagree with her stance and have always been told to stand up for what I believe in. If this is the type of attitude we have toward our future leaders, I am disappointed at our current leadership. Read the rest at the Solutions 21 Blog >

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