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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Millennials Have (Finally) Figured out Bigger Salaries Are a Scam

From a post on LinkedIn.

"Some join cults. I joined the corporate ladder cult and fell in love with the devil in a pinstripe suit.
This devil promised me bigger paychecks, more status, and lots of office fun. As a millennial, what I got became my worst nightmare. Us younger generations are getting smarter.

We now see bigger salaries as a scam.

The modern-day corporate nightmare

I read a great article in the Guardian. It helped me realize why younger generations are no longer interested in bigger salaries. Really, the larger problem is that ambition at work is dying fast.
For most of my career I chased a bigger paycheck.

I wanted more money so I could buy the finer things in life. I thought all I had to do was go above and beyond and my corporate employer would take care of my skinny ass. Eventually, I did access some of those bigger paychecks.

But when I got them they felt empty. It wasn’t what I thought.

Even more annoying is that the path to getting these promotions was unknown. There was no guarantee if I gave up time and my youth, that my employer would make good on their promise.

Often, pain-in-the-ass leaders got in the way of my career ambitions for a whole host of odd reasons I’ll never understand.

And the hard part is these roadblocks aren’t revealed to you...'

And my response -

"History starts the day you are born." 

I hate to break it to Millennials but this is old news. What's worse is that Millennials have every generation before them to thank for this enlightenment. 

 Admit it or not, Millennials' parents, parents, parents, at least here in the US, knew their lot in life was worse than the generations to follow - and that was okay. Back then one worked to make the world a better place for offspring - if that included a Christmas bonus, or a 6 dollar latte, along the way, so be it. 


The world has changed as it has for millennia, Millennials are just fortunate to be here at this time - as will their children and their children. As were your parents, parents, parents.

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