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I’m a Millennial. I like avocados, UberEats, and my JUUL. When it comes to my work life, Ryan Howard from The Office explains it best, “So I want guidance. I want leadership. Lead me…when I’m in the mood to be led.” It’s a simple, yet complex life that allows me to dictate my future without knowing if I want Banana Pancakes or Chocolate Chip Waffles at brunch tomorrow. It’s invigorating and anxiety-riddled.
So, when a Deloitte survey came out and said that almost 50% of Millennials will leave their job within the next 2 years, I thought to myself, no shit.
Who knows what I’ll be doing in 2 years. Within two years I could pull a poor mans Shia LaBouf and go completely off the rails, or become the world’s next great social media influencer. Both, sound like a great life to me.
The article from The Wall Street Journal also includes this:
Surveyed millennials appear to want the best of both worlds—full-time stability with freelance flexibility. Within the workplace, flexible working practices continue to be important.
I want my work life to be more flexible than a Russian Gymnast. So, yes, I want to be able to stroll into work at 10 a.m. after an intense morning of Crossfit and espresso, and still be able to leave by 5 p.m. You want me to be happy, right?
Millennials are notorious for killing everything. Marriage, Appelbees, and cable have all been, “killed by millennials,” so where does it end? Why not kill long term job placement as well?
Everyone gets bored, but especially Millennials. I can’t sit still without aimlessly scrolling through Instagram or sending an aesthetically fitting snapchat while at Starbucks. Thats what happens when you get an iPhone at the age of 12.
So, if my job is boring, not flexible enough, or a better offer comes around, I’m going to peace out of that bitch and go somewhere else. The generation above me grinded in factories, plants, and warehouses so I could have this freedom, and now I’m taking advantage of it. Sue me. Life is short, and in a world full of grim atrocities, it is our civil duty to be happy.
Therefore, I am not at all surprised by these survey results. If anything, I’m shocked numbers went down from 2016 and didn’t shoot up. Freedom is a beautiful thing, and if you want to leave your job within 2 years, send it and don’t look back. .