Millennials, amirite? With their participation trophies and their entitlement and their fickle job-hopping ways. In our day, we knew how to be loyal and wait for gratification (or at least, raises and promotions). These kids today wouldn’t know hard work …
Most of the big news in our Generations at Work data package is about Baby Boomers and Millennials. The former can't retire; the latter can't start their careers. But what about Gen Xers, the erstwhile slackers and marginally employed baristas of every workplace trend article of the '90s?
Millennials are more likely to have to move back home with their parents after starting their careers than previous generations. Almost 28 percent of Gen Y workers have been forced to move in with their folks, due to financial hardship, according to data gathered for PayScale's Generations at Work study.
Does when you were born influence your career? Recent data suggests it might. PayScale's second annual Generations at Work data package compares career trends among Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y workers.