something interesting from something boring…came across this while doing research for work…
Wanted: Candidate with undergraduate degree in finance/accounting. Long hours not required—come and go as you please. Spend as much time Web-surfing as you want. Work on the projects you like and refuse the rest. If you don’t feel like finishing a project, your manager will gladly take it. Excellent salary and benefits; on-the-job napping encouraged.
Far-fetched? While 30 years ago no one would have posted such a ludicrous help-wanted ad, these days finance managers in the United States say they have become all too familiar with exactly this kind of employee. Consultants have even coined a name for this new breed of entitled worker: they call them millennials.
The millenials are appearing in Asia as well, particularly in China, where the little emperors and empresses produced by the one-child policy are all grown up and entering the work force. They tend to expect fat pay raises and rapid promotions, and these days their bosses have little choice—Asia’s continuing economic boom is exacerbating a long-standing shortage of finance skills.
some observers say millennials are less willing than previous generations of workers to endure prickly situations.
Still, some CFOs have come to appreciate the talents that most millennials bring to their jobs. Many are more technologically adroit than their bosses.
CFO Asia Apr 08 – http://www.cfoasia.com/archives/200804-08.htm
Sounds like such a familiar situation I used to face a few years back. and the worst part is, some of these so-called millenials don’t even have some sort of talent to offer, just know how to whine. So how to command all of the above?