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In an effort to persuade America’s baby boomers that Millennials actually do want to be employed in some capacity, Forbes just released the top 25 companies where our generation wouldn’t actually mind working. 13,000 were surveyed, and while some of the results make sense, the rest have honestly left me baffled.
3. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
4. Walt Disney Company
5. Local Hospital
6. The FBI
9. The CIA
11. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
12. Health Care Service Corp.
13. Mayo Clinic
16. U.S. State Department
17. Universal Studios
19. Dreamworks Animation SKG
20. The New York Times
23. Abercrombie & Fitch
24. Blue Cross Blue Shield
Ok, I’m officially lost. Today’s Millennials want to work at Abercrombie & Fitch? Did I miss something? Are we back in 2002? Do they want to be employed in two years? If you want to be employed by a retailer, at least try to pick something that people have worn this decade.
While some of these make sense – looking at you, Google, Apple, and Disney – there are some glaring omissions from this list. Where’s Facebook? Perhaps its absence is due to kids these days passing the ‘book up for Instagram and Snapchat, but this list is completely devoid of social media outlets in general. The survey was taken from an honors society based out of Atlanta, so Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta makes sense, but where’s Coca-Cola? What about Chick-Fil-A? Don’t get me wrong, CHA is a good organization, but it’s nowhere near the biggest or best employer in the metro area. Do kids these days even care about prestige anymore?
Some members of our generation clearly have their heads on straight, but overall, this survey has made me just as disappointed in the Millennial crew as ever. Maxing out at $85K in a government job is the best you can hope for in your wildest dreams? Millennials, it’s time to wake up and become ambitious again. Don’t sell yourself short aiming for writing Buzzfeed listicles as your ultimate goal, because honestly, if that’s what the majority of you really want to do, I don’t think I want to be part of this generation anymore..
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