We’re not all lazy, elitist, shiftless, entitled bums who live off of our parents and want everyone to bow at our feet while applauding us for waking up. Stop it already! I host a weekly Twitter chat that features some of the best and brightest members of Generation Y. I dare any HR professional to participate in this chat and find one of us that would not be a good employee. Here are just a few examples of some stellar GenY’ers:
We’re not doing too great of a job of advocating for ourselves. Generation Y is being characterized by those outside of our age grouping. We should be more upset about this. Unfortunately, I feel that some of us have become complacent. We’ve said, “They’re talking about us again. Oh well.” I’m not willing to accept that attitude. There are plenty of young people who are working hard at defining themselves and their careers, breaking stereotypes left and right. Despite what others (Boomers and GenX’ers) may think of us, we’re not all lazy, entitled children who think we know it all. Some of us are willing to learn. Some of us are working multiple part-time jobs just to come home and keep working at what we’re pursuing as a career. I, myself, am writing this post at 3 in the morning. And, no, I don’t expect a trophy for that. I was just sharing. Generation Y is not as easy to label as some may think.