Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation, is the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when Generation Y starts and ends. Commentators use beginning birth dates from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.
Since the generation before is Generation X (those born in the 1960s-1980s), thos generation is called Generation X.
Which generation are you? If you are asking, y I’m asking this, no need to tell. I know already.
ANYTHING SAID OR WRITTEN ABOUT GENERATION Y AMOUNTS TO GENERALIZATIONS OR STEREOTYPES. THOSE WHO HAVE STUDIED SOCIOLOGY WILL KNOW HOW UNRELIABLE IT IS TO TREAT INDIVIDUALS AS IF THEY FIT COMPLETELY INTO THE CATEGORY.
A FRIEND FORWARDED THIS TO EXPLAIN WHY GENERATION Y IS CALLED GENERATION Y.
Y should I get a job?
Y should I leave home and find my own place?
Y should I get a car when I can borrow yours?
Y should I clean my room?
Y should I wash and iron my own clothes?
Y should I buy any food?
But perhaps a cartoonist explained it most eloquently below…
The Voice of Generation-Y
The 10 Reasons Why Generation-Y Is Soft
We are easily one of the softest generations in history and it is time we address this issue now before it gets too out of hand.
We are used to being spoon fed everything.
Everything is too convenient for our generation, our parents are not the only ones at fault in this situation, society is the culprit as well. We understand that our parents wanted to give us the life they never had, but that may just be the problem. We have been coddled from birth in this perfect bubble where we get what we want, when we want.
It’s time we wake up and realize the real world doesn’t spoon feed anyone.
We seek recognition for the dumbest things.
They expect to work 9 to 5 and become successful.
We get offended when someone criticizes us with the intention of helping us improve as human beings.
Read the rest yourself. Click on the link:
10 reasons why Gen Y is soft http://elitedaily.com/life/the-10-reasons-why-generation-y-is-soft/ … vide
Saturday June 15, 2013
Gen Y – they are different, deal with it
TAKE ON CHANGE By JOAN HOI
SINCE I started the column about a year ago, I often get requests to write about the “younger” generation (Gen-Y).
They are also referred to as Millennias, those born from 1981-1991 (22-year-olds who are new graduates joining the workforce to those who are in the early 30s). Some famous people in this generation include Mark Zuckerberg and Lady Gaga.
There are many surveys to find out who they are, their characteristics and how to better manage them. There are many studies on them because they make up 25% of the world’s population.
Retailers, computer and mobile phone companies, games and gadget producers would certainly like to know their tastes, habits, likes and dislikes. Financial institutions would like to know their spending patterns, propensity to save, online purchasing habits, among others.
At work, managers, senior managers and many of the older generation would like to know how to better relate and work with them.
Malaysia’s Gen Y Unplugged
The ‘Malaysia’s Gen Y unplugged’ research is part of PwC’s ongoing ‘Managing tomorrow’s people’ series, and is the Malaysian perspective of the global PwC report, ‘Millennials at work’. The survey found that Gen Y are a new breed of workers with unique expectations.
Cash is king to them (49% rate cash bonuses the most valuable benefit) and Corporate Responsibility (CR) is also high on their agenda. They are more mobile (91% believe they will work across geographic borders) and they expect increased flexibility (58% desire some flexible working hours).
The Gen Y, who are sometimes misunderstood, may be difficult to manage but like it or not, they make up a sizeable portion of today’s workforce and have the potential to help organisations take on the upswing fully prepared. In order to make the most of this potential, however, employers will need to truly understand the Gen Y and this is what the PwC Malaysia survey aims to help organisations do.
There were 346 respondents to the Malaysian survey, and only the Generation Y (Gen Y) among PwC employees were polled for this survey conducted in December 2008. Gen Y or the millennials refer to individuals born from 1980 onwards and who entered the workforce after 1 July 2000.