Misunderstood Millennials?


When asked what they think of millennials, the youngest generation of workers who were born between 1980 and 1995, older demographic groups typically label them as lazy, disrespectful and self-absorbed.

Indeed, the results of the new survey, Millennials at Work: Myths vs. Reality, released by New York-based advertising agency JWT, indicate that 20 percent of today’s older generations cite millennials’ lack of respect for older people, institutions and even, themselves.

“While previous generations have also been derided for lacking respect and a serious work ethic — Generation X, after all, was labeled the ‘slacker’ generation — millennials face more than just a conventional generational divide,” says Ann Mack, the agency’s director of trendspotting.

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