Millennials: Are They Harmful Or Benefitting?

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Millennials: Are They Harmful or Benefitting? Living in America has many benefits for it’s citizens. Communication amongst Americans involve technology, in which individuals born from 1982-1999 excel in. Generation Y, also known as millennials, is being called out for being entitled, over-praised, and self-confident compared to the other generations. They are flooding the country and providing social advancements for the work force. Emily Matchar, author of Why Your Office Needs More Bratty Millennials, states that Generation Y individuals are changing up the game of the workforce and making the workplace adapt to them rather than adapting to the workplace. She includes statistics and scenarios to support her claim. The author asserts …show more content…
Most millennials are looked down upon due to their confidence and their expectations that they would be granted what they had asked for, but in the end, they are only making the workforce a better place for middle to low class individuals. The author concludes the article by stating that Gen Y should be cheered on and that they should continue demanding to get their way because others want it too. While reading the article, I realized that the author introduced the article by using two anecdotes. Matchar started to define the majority of Gen Y individuals through the short story. She then includes a statistic stating that a larger part of the workforce, about 75 percent, will be the millennials by 2025. There was no specific source indicated after the statistic. Matchar proceeds to contrast work hours amongst citizens of well-developed countries like: the Germans, Dutch, French, Japanese and Americans. The author then advances into stating that the United States is the only country without guaranteed paid maternity leave. Through this, I began to realize that the author is showing the disadvantages that Americans are going through because no one is attempting to speak up about issues in the workforce. I’ve also noticed that the author has included a few statistics …show more content…
The author did a good job of describing an ideal millennial from my point of view due to the fact that I have experienced multiple scenarios in which the author stated. I agree with Matchar 's statement on cheering on the millennials because they are indeed changing the workforce for those who never took a chance in stepping up to the disadvantages. “Why do we have to meet in an office cross-country when we can call in remotely via Skype” states Megan Broussard, a 25-year-old who quit her job as a PR firm for a large company. This clearly shows that Gen Y individuals are also making it easier for other employees as well as the employers to create a more convenient environment. This also shows that some Gen Y workers are infact “spoiled” because a majority do leave if they don’t get what they want. From personal experience, I have also been in a situation in which I stopped showing up to work after constantly asking for hours and never receiving enough. I thought it was unfair and every time I would check my schedule, the words “on-call” would be shown, which required me to call-in to see if they needed a person. When I did call, the employers would continuously state that they didn’t need anyone for the day. If it wasn’t for my first job experience, I believe that this article wouldn’t be as relatable to myself. The workforce can be a hassle to many middle to low income families and if no one is

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