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

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Chapter 9
Politics and Gen Y: Playing the Game Versus Choosing Not to Play the Game
“Respect mah authoritah!”
—Eric Cartman, South Park
Elizabeth Bradley, a human resource manager at a financial services company, relayed the following story: “I have almost 15 years of HR experience and I have generally good relationships with the younger members of my team. One of the managers at a nearby branch, Joyce, asked me to talk to her HR coordinator, Madison, a 24 year old who is new to the company and new to the field. She wanted me to talk with Madison because she was having trouble motivating her. A couple of months after working more closely with Madison, I assigned her to a project that I was leading along with some other members of my team. I ...

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