Poor Millennials. Everything that's wrong with the world can be attributed to them.
Just the other day I was watching a clip of a press conference with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver who said he was considering shortening the length of the NBA games because of the short attention spans of Gen Y. He said, "Obviously people, particularly Millennials, have increasingly short attention spans, so it's something as a business we need to pay attention to."
So the Commisioner is just now recognizing that NBA games are too long because Millennials may find other things to entertain them rather than sit through a game where a time out or fouls given in the last two minutes ends up stretching into another 20 minute of playing time? And while you're at it Commissioner, why not consider reducing the number of games from 82 to 75?
But a short attention span isn't the only criticism given to Millennials. They're also blamed for a fall in new housing sales. One report sites the fact that more and more young people are choosing to stay at home with their parents or rent a trendy loft. Perhaps that might be because their salaries aren't adequate for such an investment.
Oh, and let's also blame them for being the job-hopping generation and the fact that employers have to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to replace them. Could it be that employers haven't figured out what they need to do in order to retain them? I could write an entire book about that subject---and guess what, I DID!
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