“The Beat (Up) Generation: Millennials’ Attitudes about Work” is an article written by Abby Ellin and published in Psychology Today. It talks about the generation born between 1982 and 2004, how they react to working around the older generation and why they are hated by the older generation. The millennial generation was born during the rise of technology. They can do a lot of work remotely and not have to work as hard because of all the technology they have access to and the boomer generation doesn’t understand it they equate working hard with time and physical work. The boomers feel that millennials are just lazy and have no respect. The millennials has been giving a bad rap and labeled many things, some included entitled, whiny, and
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The editor and writer Joel Stein on his op-ed article The Me, Me, Me Generation states that millennials are self-centered and ego-centric; however, their generation can still bring a positive shift to the world. Stein supports this claim by
According to Professor Jeffrey Bosworth, in his editorial “Hunting for Hope in Modern America,” he discusses the “screwed” millennial generation and the potential they have to be successful, despite current existing United States problems. Bosworth explains this from three different perspectives: the current issues in America, the positive attributes of the millennial generation, and what the millennial generation should do to succeed. In Bosworth’s opening proposition he elucidates the “[millennial] generation is screwed”. He expounds the millennial generation is predicted to “do worse than the previous generation”.
In the 2013 Time article "The New Greatest Generation," Joel Stein claims that "millennials' perceived entitlement isn't a result of overprotection but an adaptation to a world of abundance"(31). Stein's organizational style appeals to readers because he arranges the article in a way that lures the reader's attention in the beginning, so he can later propose a new outlook. Stein begins describing characteristics of millennials unfavorably in order to overcome those negative characteristics and offer a new, positive perspective. The author initially establishes a negative attitude towards millennials to appeal to the feelings of the older, adult generations. Stein’s structure successfully acknowledges the negative views, for the purpose of
Generation Y can be looked at as immature and as a generation that should be soothed like a child would be when they fail or fall down and scrape their
Everywhere we go, Millennials are a topic of discussion; however more often than not they are being spoken about in a negative tone. Within Johnny Oleksinski’s article “I’m a Millennial and My Generation Sucks,” he argues how everything said about the Millennials is absolutely correct and how his generation sucks. He goes on to say that he falls into the “old soul” group: the ones that are 26 but feel like they belong in an older generation. His audience is primarily the Millennials and his argument is addressing how everything said about them is true and logical and he can prove it because he is apart of the generation. Oleksinski talks about how difficult it is to be so different compared to everyone else in his generation and then goes on to say: “This is my number one rule:
In her article “Blue-Collar Boomers Take Work Ethics to College”, Libby Sander, a reporter with the Chronicle of Higher Education, employs all three rhetorical strategies, pathos, ethos, and logos, in informing her audience of the uptick in enrollment of baby-boomers enrolling in higher education. Using the stories of the emotional stories of several baby boomers in heavy labor jobs, Sander begins her article using pathos to argue why there is an increase in boomers enrolling in college. For example, Sander describes the toll that heavy labor jobs have taken on Russel Kearney. Kearney, a former Wonder Bread delivery truck driver, states of the ruptured disk in his back “it felt like my spine was cut in half” adding that he “[just] couldn’t do it anymore.” Sander further explains that while Kearney can not handle the tolls of his heavy labor job, he still wants to work, requiring that he enroll in further education.
The study found Gen Y are tech savvy but not great team player, Gen X are entrepreneurial thinking but rank low on executive presence and boomers are team player and loyal but do not adapt so well (Giang, 2013). 78% of the responders agree member of Gen Y are believed to be the most tech savvy who know how to utilize social media to leverage opportunities. 68% of the responders agree that this young workers are most “enthusiastic” about their job. In contrast, Gen Y scored lowest on being team player, hardworking, and productive part of an organization. More Gen Y were interested in how to get a promotion compared to Gen X or Baby Boomers (Giang, 2013).
The millennial generation are people born from 1980 to 2000. The millennial generation is claimed to be lazy, narcissistic, and stunted in growth. A study showed that 58% more college students scored higher on a narcissism scale in 2009 than in 1982. It also talks about how the millennial generation have been patted on the back too much, because the millennials got so many participation awards growing up, they believe they should be promoted every two years. Not only that, most emerging adults 18 to 29 still live with their parents rather than a spouse.
In the essay, “The Beat Up Generation”, by Abby Ellin (2014), within several discussions she explores and discusses the division and differences among generations that differ by age group starting with the baby boomers to the GenXers leading up to the generation today, the millennials. She uses factual evidence, examples, studies, and stereotypes to show how millennials are highly criticized by the older generations although they are better to adapt and needed in the changing world. The purpose of the essay is to point out these differences and criticism amongst the generations, how predecessor generations misunderstand the millennial generation. The intended audience refers to any individual that falls into the each generation.
Me-llennials In “The New Greatest Generation,” Joel Steins focuses on his opinion that millennials are “lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow”(Stein). Stein argues that millennials are narcissistic and self-entitled. Also, that technology is weakening millennials brains. He believes that with each generation it get lazier.
Julie Hanus wrote the “The Kid in the Corner Office” which made many assumptions about our generation in the workplace. She simply thinks that we are self-centered and generally only think about instant gratification and ourselves. Which she believes makes us near useless in the workplace, because we are afraid of taking risks. She also believes that our generation has become one that skips from job to job in search of more praise from management. Counter to this Hanus states that our generation is loyal to our employers.
Unfortunately, generations like the Baby Boomers and Generations X do not understand Millennials and feel that they do not have the same motivations, work
The Pew Research Center tells how this generation is evolving to be more liberal and has different plans for the government. However, they are more accepting of diversity and nontraditional ideas that older generation did not believe in. The ideas that they believe in reflect on how the world had evolved from the older generation. The millennial is the generation that will change the future because their mindset to change the generation for the better of
Some people argue that Millennials are entitled, self-centred, and uninterested in anything other than their own Facebook and Twitter page. This generation has been known to have high self-esteem, assertiveness, self-importance, narcissism, and high expectations. Having a higher self-esteem comes with many positive outcomes and benefits. People high in self-esteem claim to be more likable, attractive and make better impressions on others in a working environment than other people with low self-esteem. Millennials with greater self-importance are the ones who help others and care about large social