Today’s ‘Lazy Generation’ Needed the Great Resignation

Millennials have turned their obstacle into an opportunity

Niharikaa Kaur Sodhi
Index
Published in
5 min readApr 1, 2022

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Why are millennials so lazy? Why do they expect everything on a platter? Millennials’ resumes are all about hopping from one job to another. Don’t they know about commitment?

How would they, they’re so used to having options and moving on at their convenience because of Tinder.

I’m one of those millennials — lazy and demotivated at work.

I didn’t enjoy doing grunt work after my family spent a fortune on a Master’s degree in England. $50,000 is a lot in my home currency in India. My family isn’t rich, and my dad worked bloody hard for it.

And what did my degree get me?

Jobs where I’m paid less than $1000 a month doing meaningless work. So where’s the return on the investment we made? Nowhere. At the time of writing this, we’re three months into the year and I’ve already earned my 9–5 annual salary.

But money is a secondary motivation. Let me lead you to why the great resignation is empowering and was much needed.

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