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October 11 2012

Solving Gen Y's Passion Problem

Alicia Leonard

October 11, 2012

Generation Y, of which I'm a member, is entering the job market in record numbers, and according to many commentators things are not going well.

One of the best-known books about my cohort, for instance, is titled Generation Me. The New York Post called us "The Worst Generation," while USA Today noted that we are "pampered" and "high maintenance." Earlier this year, a New York Times op-ed called us "Generation Why Bother," noting that we're "perhaps...too happy at home checking Facebook," when we could be out aggressively seeking new jobs and helping the economy recover. The fact that up to a third of 25-34 year-olds now live with their parents only supports these gripes. More

Newport, C. (September 18, 2012) Solving Gen Y's Passion Problem. Retrieved October 11, 2012 from http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/09/solving_gen_ys_passion_problem.html

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