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Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage Generation Y by Bruce Tulgan

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CHAPTER ONE

MEET GENERATION Y The Most High-Maintenance Workforce in the History of the World

They keep telling me, “Here's what you get in five years, ten years, twenty years ...” But they expect me to come back to work tomorrow. What do I get tomorrow?

Gen Yer

Not long ago, the president of a health care consulting firm told me he had just interviewed a twenty-five-year-old man for a job in his firm. The young candidate came to the interview armed with a number of ordinary questions about job duties, salary, and, benefits. When these questions were answered, he made a request: “You should know that surfing is really important to me and there might be days when the surf's really up. Would you mind if I came in a little later on those days?” ...

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