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Lazy No Good Little...

Enterprise -- In Box


The "slacker myth" is following Generation X to work. Many small-business owners polled by KeyCorp say younger workers are lazier and less apt than their forebears. Of 400 polled, older owners held the worst images. That's bad news as 42% of the respondents' workers are under 30 and the workforce includes 42 million people born from 1964 to 1977. "A very small percentage fit into that stereotype," bristles Bruce Tulgan, the young author of Managing Generation X. "It's what I call the slacker myth."EDITED BY I. JEANNE DUGANReturn to top


The Slacker Generation?

"They don't have the drive people have that are over 30 years old. They lack ambition, they don't want to get ahead." -- 21% say that younger workers have a poor work ethic

"They don't have basic communication skills, they can't talk on the telephone, they can't talk to people." -- 47% say that younger employees are less competent than workers of previous generations

"Their writing skills are horrible." -- 23% say that younger workers are unprepared for the working world

"They aren't as motivated. They are too worried about having a good time." -- 27% say that younger workers lack motivation

"They say they want the big bucks, but they don't want to do what they need to do." -- 26% say that younger workers are lazyReturn to top

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