Are Millennials The Only Generation to Blame for Job-Hopping?

job hoppingAccording to various generations, those unsatisfied, under appreciative and smug millennials always seem to move on to the next big thing if they aren’t satisfied in their current state, but are millennials the only culprit when it comes to hopping jobs?

Millennials have acquired a reputation throughout the years that baby boomers in particular seem to frown upon – whether it’s attitude, opinions or something as trivial as a tattoo, millennials manage to uphold a particular status within society and aren’t willing to sacrifice this identity they’ve created.

When unhappiness rears its ugly head into a millennials world, it means change is on the horizon for this particular generation.  Results from a 2012 Candidate Behavior Study, provided by CareerBuilder and Inavero states that only 23% of millennial workers are passionate and satisfied with their current job.

Baby Boomers have their own reputation they like to uphold – dedication to work and traditional values encompass their everyday life.  Remaining a loyal individual not only to society, but also to an organization that has employed them for many years is deemed a necessity to all those a part of this generation, but is this entirely true or is this somewhat of a misconception?

Surprisingly, baby boomers are not all that different from millennials – CNN Money included a recent study by the labor department in a piece they recently released that reveals, the average 25-year-old has already worked 6.3 jobs between the ages of 18 and 25, while the youngest baby boomers (those currently between ages 50 and 55) worked an average of 5.5 jobs by age 25. And by the time they reached their forties, the boomers worked about 11 jobs – equivalent to a job change roughly every two years.  Even though there are a number of years that divide these two generations, there might be more similarities that exist than either generation wants to admit, especially boomers.

There are considerable differences between these two generations, but many people neglect to recognize the similarities they also share, like job-hopping.  Millennials have been scrutinized several times for various qualities they possess – and some seem to think these particular qualities don’t exist within their own generation when in fact they did and still do.  This “bad rap” that millennials have been dishonorably crowned with is not only unfair, but also contradictory based on the results provided by the labor department.

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