A recent survey on what millennials expect from their workplace has unearthed some interesting insights. The survey results show that millennials are, by and large, happy not receiving a salary as long as they receive perks.
In fact, one millennial who was surveyed asked, “What is salary?”
Among the list of “perks” that millennials want from their workplace, the top ones were — facility to work from traffic, at least one ping pong table, free supply of machine-made coffee, daycare for their pets and unrestricted access to YouTube.
Some of the relatively lesser-asked asks were beds, breakfast and bean bags. These are things that would make a workplace a great place to work for millennials.
Curiously, not even one of the survey respondents talked about money. “Our generation isn’t concerned about money,” said one millennial. “We work because we are passionate about what we do, not because we have to pay the bills.”
This is a big change in terms of the outlook towards work from previous generations — a paradigm shift, some would say. “Money is a means to an end, not the end itself,” said another millennial respondent. When asked about the origin of this quote, he said, “I thought that up myself.” Has there ever been a generation as confident as millennials?
The survey, which was carried out a reputed human resources firm, covered 1,500 millennials working in the top cities of India. Rupesh Ruhail, who created, managed and analysed the survey, said, “What I understand is that millennials seek happiness over everything else.” Unlike previous generations, they don’t chase money, he went on to add.
“When you’re good at what you do, money will come to you,” believes one millennial. Another millennial was shocked to learn that the company he works for deposits money at the end of every month into his bank account. “This was just so surprising to me, you know,” he said. “I mean, like, they just, like, send money to my bank account? I mean, why? I mean, like, if I need money, I can easily ask for it, right?”
A couple of this millennial’s friends nodded in affirmation. “What is money after all?” they collectively asked. “It’s just numbers in our bank accounts. What does it even mean?”
The survey was carried out by Ruhail and his team over a period of 3 months. When asked about the biggest challenge they faced, he said, “We had a tough time defining who or what a millennial is.” Ruhail says that no one really knows who exactly qualifies to be a millennial. “Some say millennials are people in their 20s, some say they’re people born after the year 2000, but no one knows for sure.” Eventually, Ruhail and his team surveyed anyone who was willing to answer their questions and decided to call them millennials.
“Apart from finding out what millennials want,” he said, “we also found out what millennials don’t want — they don’t want to participate in surveys.”
Who would have thought!
What you just read was satire. In reality, millennials don’t even want jobs.