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

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Chapter 7
I’m Qualified for the Position, but I’m also a Specialist in Socializing: Generation Y and Relationships
“nterdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.”
—Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
“I own a PR firm and most of my Gen Y employees feel that the events we throw serve a dual purpose: work and a dating service. They see these events as a time to be social when I see it as my job and their job. One example of this was when my company was overseeing a PR event for a band. One of my Gen Y employees, who loved the band, approached one of the musicians at the event. After the event, she asked for a few days off to go visit her family in Chicago. I looked at the band’s Website and, low ...

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