Everyone has good and bad days at work, no matter your age or stage in life. However, there seems to be a disconnect between the generations in the workplace. How you express your frustrations and what you do with them that can make all the difference.
Here are the most common issues that Millennials have at work and some insight into what can be done:
I’m feeling undervalued and unimportant –
You are neither of these things but constant reinforcement is not available in the workplace. You need to be able to find what you need from within yourself or through other avenues. Your job should not define who you are and how you feel about yourself.
I feel like I am not being listened to –
If the lines of communication are not open, you can change this by approaching the situation in a positive manner and with solution centered answers. Speak up when the opportunity arises, be proactive and be consistent.
I want more from my job –
Your ability to create, engage and innovate is an important part of the work experience. You have goals and want to understand how you fit into the bigger picture. Take advantage of the opportunities presented to you.
I have more to offer then they are allowing me to contribute –
Traditional boundaries are hindering me and I want to do more. There is a reason that these values exist, embrace them and learn from them. Focus on doing your job and doing it well. This will open doors in the future.
My boss doesn’t care about me –
Your boss does not need to care about you personally. Your boss only needs to care about your ability to do your job. Respect from your employer is not a given, you need to earn it.
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