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Y in the Workplace: Managing the ''Me First'' Generation by Nicole A. Lipkin

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Chapter 6
I’m the Boss of Me: Work Ethic and Generation Y
“By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.”
—Robert Frost
While writing this book in our local hipster Gen Y coffee shop we asked 24-year old Faith, who was recently hired at a large local corporation, to answer the question, “How do you like your new job?” Part of her response was as follows:
“Honestly? Don’t make me come in from 9 to 5 dressed in my parents’ uniforms of suits and pantyhose. Flexibility, creativity, talent, performance-driven, casual, and hip are the buzzwords of my generation; not stiff, obedient, rigid, and structured. What’s wrong with you people? We are electronically connected at all times, don’t worry. I’ll get ...

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