|Posted on June 5, 2016 at 4:15 PM|
"Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it. Autograph you work with excellence"
I am a millennial. Millennials are unfortunately thought of as a generation of entitled individuals with a poor work ethic & skewed understanding of how the world works once you are done with school & on your own in the real world.
I do not identify with the stereotype my generation has acquired for ourselves & I am working everyday to change how our elder generations perceive us. Won't you join me?..
The other day I was sitting in a hospital waiting room & found myself in a conversation with a 50 gentlemen that lives in Newport, CA. We talked about life, work, & current events. After about 20 minutes of conversation that man felt compelled to tell me that he was very surprised & pleased by my deminor. He went on to tell me how him & his colleges view our generation & how our age group is considered "high risk" to higher when it comes to recruiting. That many company's avoid us like the pleague because we want the world but want someone else to obtain it for us & serve it up on a silver platter.
Rather than being offended, I completely agreed with him. While I know many successful & driven millennials, I would too consider them acceptions to the stereotype. I have met so many poeple my age that talk of having a big house, 5 cars, yaht, & fancy vacations but when I ask them how they are going to achieve those things their answers are along the lines of; "I believe in the law of attraction, if I will it to happen, it just will", "I am going to be discovered", "I haven't gotten that far, but I know I'll have a fabulous life", etc...
Having been a manager of my peers since a young age I have constantly ran into people asking for a raise when they are always late & asking to leave early. My response is "Why do you feel you deserve more money?" & their response is "because money is tight". Ladies & gentlemen, this is not an appropiate response. If someone responds with a list of accomplishments, ideas, responsibilites they have taken on with out being asked & mentions their perfect attendance record, I will than be more enclined to give said person a raise.
This whole I want something for nothing attitude that is becoming so prevelant in our generation has got to end. So vow to fight the stereotype with me! Let's be on time, dress to impress, speak professionally, meet deadlines, take on extra projects, come early/stay late, & dominate every bulliet point of our job descriptions! Autograph our work with excellence!
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