Millennial and "Job Satisfaction”Don't belong in the Same Sentence


Gallup asked Millennials their thoughts about working now that they’re all out of high school and college.

Half say they expect to change jobs within the next year.

Dr. Willie Jolley is the author of An Attitude of Excellence, and a Fortune 500 business consultant who has helped companies like Ford rethink worker engagement. He says attitude is all important.

“Great organizations have great people who give great service,” he points out. “Mediocre only have the capacity to give mediocre service, and negative people will kill your organization and kill your future.”

A little attitude adjustment may be in order, and Dr. Jolley says if you spend a third of your life in misery it’s going to impact your professional options.

He suggests starting every day committed to saying “good morning” to ten people. Out loud, with meaning. The reactions you get will probably make your morning better, and if you have a good morning, you’re more likely to have a good afternoon. That leads to a good night, which means you had a pretty good day. Do that seven times and you’ve had a good week. Do that four times and you had a good month. Do that 12 times and you’ve had a good year. It’s in the attitude. Dr. Jolley offers a pep talk to millennials, and suggests they start by saying, “I want to win. If I want to win more in life I’ve got to win more in this job. If I can find a way to be more valuable to my employer I can increase my income.”

Bingo. Your income goes up because you’re more valuable to your employer.


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