I recently came across an article about what is important to the next upcoming generation of workers out there and ironically, it was health insurance!
As someone who is also constantly panicking over health insurance, this made a lot of sense and made me question my millennial compadres choices for what was important in the workforce.
A few years ago I had found another article about what was important to millennials, and it was items such as "in-office activities, free gym memberships, smoothie bar, etc." I could never understand, but in hindsight maybe this is a bit of psychology behind it.
Millennials came into the workforce during the Great Recession and had little to look forward to. Wages were low (still sort of are) and many of our degrees weren't looked at with the caliber of previous generations--to be fair, more of our generation is coming out of college so it is a lot of supply and demand.
The moral is, we needed things to keep us willing to work because the basics were not cutting it, so many decided that these frivolous perks may keep millennials interested. Unfortunately, many other generations took it as us just be immature, but deep down I just feel like we did not have much else, so someone needed to add a little flair.
Fast forward to my original statement and the upcoming generation. This is a generation that always had a computer, technology, and the means for acquiring information. They are coming into a digital age with new lines of work, they are out of the Great Recession and have better opportunities, so they no longer need silly perks because the work may be better. In the end, they want to feel secure and I don't blame them and nothing makes you feel more secure than health insurance!
The reason I made this post was because I find it really great to see this type of change. Not that I am embarrassed but it is good that we will have a generation in the workforce that can make ends meet and has only basic requests to feel good in a job. Hopefully, it will trickle back down to us, we can put down those office mimosas and be secure as well.
Thought? Let me know!
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