Here in the U.S., most students are pretty happy if they can just manage to line up a job after graduation. Salary expectations, if any, are modified by fear of underemployment. That's not the case in some countries, where students graduate with plans that include high-paying jobs.
What would it take for you to stick with a job that you found mind-numbingly dull? If you're like most of us, you probably answered, "Stacks and stacks of cash." But recent research suggests that money isn't the major reason workers stay with jobs that bore them -- or at least, it isn't important in exactly the way you'd think.
You could say members of Gen Z are pragmatic. They grew up after 9/11. They’ve seen reports of school violence and the fallout of the Great Recession. They’re more aware of troubling times, and as a result, they’ll be wary with their money, according to this Forbes article. So why so gloomy?