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

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Chapter 10
The Shoulders of Giants
“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
—Isaac Newton
 
Janet is consulting with her supervisor Jim about her supervisee Gwen. “I feel frustrated and overwhelmed, Jim. Gwen is talented with so much potential. I want to see her excel in this company and I know she is capable of it, but her Gen Y mentality is getting in the way. She’s just so different than I feel I was when I was at her stage of the game. Work was everything to me. I stayed late. I spent time making copies, getting coffee, and taking minutes rather than doing things that I went to school for and found more interesting. I worked on projects that I didn’t want to work on. I learned how to work with people I didn’t ...

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