The oldest members of this cohort turn 25 years old this year and, collectively, they represent a quarter of the U.S. workforce. However, one HR director shared that “we stopped offering free soda and you would think we imposed a pay cut,” writes Giangrande, chief people officer for education technology firm Ellucian.
“The complaints from the junior staff to HR were unreal,” the HR director shared with Giangrande. “They act more entitled than anyone else.”
Giangrande says a millennial manager relayed how one employee complained to HR about being bullied. “Why? Because their manager told them that ‘flexibility’ didn’t mean they could just make their own hours and be offline whenever it suited them,” the manager told Giangrande. “Instead, they had to discuss their schedule with their manager and be reachable during the company’s core working hours. That apparently is ‘bullying.’”