I mean, REALLY -- hasn't that always been the way? Hasn't the generation "in control" always bemoaned those young whippersnappers coming up the ladder?
What's interesting today is that the Baby Boomers are working longer (because they have to, thanks to the economy) so they're not giving up their rung of the ladder to the kids entering the workforce behind them. So you've got frustration and tension. I think it's hilarious.
I LOVE working with young adults, just love it. In my head, I''ll be a perpetual 32, I think: old enough to grasp responsibility and strategy; young enough to wear my heart on my sleeve, avoid playing it safe, and say what I believe. Seems to me that as folks hit their 40's, 50's and 60's that freedom shrinks. Or is beaten out of you as you become more and more of a herd follower rather than a trailblazer.
Millennials in the workforce are going to make magic happen in the next five years. They've grown up with computers; most of them have grown up with the Internet (at least my kids have -- but I know they grew up in a bleeding-edge household). Millennials expect transparency and honestly. They demand service the way THEY want it, not the way some big corporation wants to dish it out. They're fearless and curious, and they care about people and the environment.
I'm thrilled with the possibilities this new group brings...