They are known and referred to as the social generation, the misfits, the GEN why? for questioning everything and for raising awareness on global sustainability and change. The only generation that would have ten windows open on a laptop, answer instant messages on different apps through their smartphones, download music, watch TV over their shoulder, all while doing their homework. But they are also known as “the unemployables“.
Here are 3 reasons WHY Millennials are a jobless generation:
1. They think outside the cubicle
One thing about this generation is that the traditional “nine to five” schedule and traditional workplace will not tame them, absorb them nor break their souls, and certainly will not contain their urge for LIFE.
They work to live, not live to work. They put family, friends and life first, and investing in hobbies, a good lifestyle and life’s pleasures is a priority for them. If they are doing extra hours in the office, you can be sure that it’s out of pure passion; which makes it challenging for them to fit in most of today’s workplaces.
2. They look lazy at work
One thing about these individuals is that they are flexible beyond measure, meaning they refuse to get paid just for showing up while most of today’s work does not require physical presence. They don’t see the relevance of being anchored to a chair for hours while they have finished their daily load in the first couple of hours. They will certainly not stick around to make their bosses happy because although they are young, they truly value time. Long story short, gen Y refuses to repeat the mistakes of their parents; which gets them to standout from the usual workforce.
3. Their happiness comes first
While their expectations are not always met in practice, they are in a constant chase for something bigger. Better environment, bigger brand, better country and lifestyle.
What motivates them is the “unconventional” and it’s just hard to find nowadays. A good working environment and friendly colleagues, less workload and more growth are all things millennials are looking for. They want to feel valued, and be given tasks that allow them to stretch themselves to the full extent of their abilities. This is almost absent in today’s work environments. Unfortunately.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
― Rob Siltanen
Although they are often portrayed as lazy, entitled, selfish, disinterested… they are the future.
They are the ones who get stuff done.29