One of the claims that Ms. Rampell addresses is that Millennials are the most lackadaisical generation. While technology has made many affairs easier for the younger population, this does not mean that they are lazy. Many older generations, such as the Baby Boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964), view getting a task done in less time as not being done properly or up to standards. This is simply not the case. While studies show that college students now spend less time studying than those in 1961, the average grade-point average has risen to 3.11 from 2.52 in the 1950s (Rampell, 2011, para 10). Proving that they are far from being the most inattentive generation, the number of teens who volunteer has doubled between 1989 and 2006. Another example of Generation Y ...
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...ure, but there is always more than what meets the eye. Just because someone may not spend their forty-hour work week all in the office, does not mean that they are working any less, but that because of today’s technology they can work from almost anywhere. As for the amount of graduated college students that return to live at home with their parents, it is not necessarily because they are too apathetic to go out and support themselves, but rather the reason being the high unemployment rate among sixteen to twenty-four year olds. After the Great Recession in 2009, many Millennials either lost their jobs, or were simply unable to find one after graduation. While I was raised to believe that if you wanted something, you worked for it, I truly hope that today’s generation is still conditioned with such morals, even if the definition of “work” has changed of the years.
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