4 Ways Gen Y Workers Can Improve Their Terrible Image
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Generation Y has some high demands in the workplace, despite a soft economy and stiff competition from baby boomers, who don't want to give up their career perch to younger workers.
But Boston-based Millennial Branding, a self-described Generation Y analytical firm, says in a study that Gen Y professionals are not "on the same page" as their employers.
In the study, Gen Y Workplace Expectations, Millennials do respect their bosses (59% say their managers can offer good workplace experience and 41% say their bosses can offer "wisdom" at the office.) But managers and senior executives apparently don't think too highly in return, which may help explain why younger workers can't displace boomers in the office hierarchy.
Overall, the study says, employers believe that:
- Millennials have "unrealistic pay expectations" (51%)
- Have a "poor work ethic" (47%)
- Are easily distracted at work (46%)
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