Survey: Millennials More Likely Than Other Generations to Sacrifice Work Friendships for a Promotion

Survey: Millennials More Likely Than Other Generations to Sacrifice Work Friendships for a Promotion

Millennials grew up as the technology world took off. Now that more are in the work place, marketing firm DDB conducted a survey comparing the group to Generation X and the Baby Boomers.
Millennials grew up as the technology world took off. Now that more are in the work place, marketing firm DDB conducted a survey comparing the group to Generation X and the Baby Boomers.

Generation X is somewhere from late 30s to late 40s.


The survey found 27 percent of Millennials would take credit for someone else's work to get ahead. Compare that to 15 percent of Gen Xers and just 5 percent of Baby Boomers.
   
"I would say definitely though, people of that age are out for themselves, I think it's a hard time with money for us, period," Jolene Allen, 27-year-old restaurant server, said.

Studies have shown that Millenials are more likely to sacrifice work friendships for a promotion. Allen says she's seen it happen.

"You're more likely to do it to someone else once somebody does it to you.'"

There's a positive flip side. The survey found 44 percent of so called Millennials consider themselves "workaholics."

"For millennials we're so used to that because we've been connected on our cell phones, on the internet and email that we're used to working outside traditional business hours." Andrew challenger, VP Business Development Challenger at Gray & Christmas said.
   
Challenger says being in this group does have its positives.

"It seems crazy that this is being construed as a negative thing for Millennials. An employee that wants to work, is seeking new opportunities and new challenges is only a plus."

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