Let’s face it: when it comes to careers, it’s become a bit of a cliché to typecast millennial workers in a negative light. For years, millennials (i.e. people born in the early 1980s through to the mid 1990s) in the working world have been dubbed as everything from “lazy” and “entitled” to “needy” or — if you’re a hard-working woman born in those millennial years — a “girlboss.”
While millennial stereotypes seem to be pretty commonly accepted — ahem, we can’t forget about the villainization of avocado toast — they also seem pretty unfair. After all, building a career hasn’t always been easy for kids that came of age in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. This generation started their careers around the 2008 recession, and were then faced with the economic implications of a global pandemic and soaring housing costs as soon as they hunkered down for their 30s.
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