Millennials will figure it out in the end

An editorial from The Parthenon

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Lazy. No work ethic. Undependable. In need of constant affirmation. These are just a few ways millennials – people in their late teens and early 20s – are being defined by their employers as they enter the workforce, according to a recent New York Times article.

In a recent report by Bentley University, more than half of corporate recruiters rated recent college graduates with a grade of C or lower for preparedness and The Pew Research Center found more than half of college presidents thought students today studied less and were less prepared than students a decade ago.

It’s the same story college students have heard their whole lives, whether its from teachers, parents or grandparents. Our generation is lazy. We don’t know how to multitask, even though we believe we can.

It goes in one ear and out the other.

Is it really possible that all 20-somethings across the country are incapable of work ethic?

In the article from the New York Times, supervisors and members of the generation shared negative views of millennials.

One 26-year-old with the belief there is a “prevalent laziness” surrounding her generation works two jobs, while another 21-year-old is finishing a degree and works at a wedding planning start-up…

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