As part of our continuing series on generational issues in the workplace, my last post discussed Five Things Millennials Need to Know When Being Interviewed by a Baby Boomer.
Co-written with generational expert, Brad Szollose, today’s post explores and dispels some of the common – and counter-productive – myths that Baby Boomers and Generation Xers often have about Millennials.
Myth #1: Millennials are entitled, and have a bit of an attitude
One of the most common complaints Baby Boomer bosses have about Millennials is that they have a sense of entitlement, resulting in some part from a co-dependency with their “helicopter parents.” There are tons of (humorous, and even ludicrous) stories floating around online regarding Millennials bringing their parents along on job interviews, or having mom contact HR to negotiate a better benefits package. Boomers, can you imagine your parents coming to your office in your mid-twenties and making a scene like that?
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