2558 What Gen-Y wants"For young people, a good job means doing something you love... For youth seeking work, the most important factor, by far, is finding a job they enjoy (60 percent). Others say the most important factors are making a good amount of money (17 percent) and having an opportunity to advance (11 percent). Despite a national discussion on health care and Social Security, youth do not worry about good health benefits (3 percent) or retirement benefits (1 percent) when looking for a job. For youth, a job they enjoy does not include traveling; in fact, a majority calls travel one of the least important factors in a good job (55 percent). This generation, at least for now, seems fairly well sheltered from the economic downturn of the past several years," Read the rest at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner report on MySpace Generation. (four parts so far)
Not to worry. Once they start applying for mortgages, having a family, experiencing a major illness or sensing some emptiness in that "job to love," their priorities will change. They might learn that the only way to move ahead in the "job they love" is to move into management, and telling other people what to do wasn't on their "to do list." Life happens.