HEALTHY LIVING
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Generation Y: Too Demanding at Work?

Not too long ago, the generation gap meant parents didn't understand why ripped jeans cost twice as much as regular ones or why every other word coming out of their child's mouth was "like." Now the gap means employers don't understand why twentysomethings straight out of college expect a high salary and lots of vacation time.

Employees under the age of 29, also known as Generation Y, expect their employers to provide more benefits and other perks than their older counterparts, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.com and Harris Interactive. Gen Y workers want better pay, a flexible work schedule and company-provided BlackBerrys and cell phones.

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