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Aussie Employer Slams Millennials For Being Afraid Of Hard Work

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Aussie Employer Slams Millennials For Being Afraid Of Hard Work

Millennials are constantly derided by the older generations for being lazy, entitled, lacking self-awareness, being too opinionated, selfish, sensitive and a host of other buzzwords.

They've been accused of killing everything from the restaurant industry to the diamond industry.

But the main topic that people love to criticise the age group for is their seemingly collective lack of wanting to work hard.

While that is a very generalising comment, one Australian boss thinks that the younger generation needs to get off social media and get serious about working.

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Credit: John Winning/Twitter
Credit: John Winning/Twitter

The chief executive of appliance retailer Winning Group, John Winning, reckons that millennials are afraid of hard work.

In an interview with The Age, John says he's sick of seeing young people come through his doors and expect too much.

"Some of the people coming in for interviews, their expectation of what they should be paid versus how much they're expected to work is just crazy," John said.

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"You train them up and by the time they've finished the two-month training, they're either looking for the next thing or asking for a promotion or more money."

Interestingly, at 35, John actually is able to classify himself as a millennial, so he should be careful about painting everyone with the same brush. He admits that there are good workers out there, however they're 'few and far between'.

Credit: John Winning/Twitter
Credit: John Winning/Twitter

"When I think of hustling, I think of rolling your sleeves up and working from early in the morning to late at night. They see hustling as a get-rich-quick scheme or another easy solution," he said.

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"People expect they should be able to spend all this money on eating out because they see all their friends on social media eating out breakfast, lunch and dinner, having these great lives and going to Europe every Australian winter."

He's not wrong. People are constantly comparing themselves to others and wanting what they sometimes can't have.

However, to think that most millennials don't know how to work hard to achieve that is a bit condescending.

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Topics: News, millennials, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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