If you ask most college students today, you’d find that most of them are choosing their degrees according to their personal interests. There’s a desire for Generation Yers to find a job doing something they love. Passion, fulfillment, and creativity are now of the utmost importance, but that sort of mentality clashes directly with the structures and CEOs of the current workforce.
The baby boomer mentality was to find a job, turn it into a career, and support a family. Life was simple. Being a cog in the machine wasn’t a bad thing, it was just a part of life. Gen Y, on the other hand, believes that a job without passion or creativity is not worthy of their time. They are being called “impulsive” and “unreliable,” but maybe there are some inherent differences in the workforce and these new and future employees.