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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace by Ron Alsop

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8.2. CAVEAT EMPTOR

Unfortunately, work-life balance is sometimes merely a millennial mirage. This generation should beware of blanket promises of a balanced life, because they may turn out to be more hype than substance. You might be free to do your job wherever and whenever you like, but if there's a mountain of work to get done, that hardly means balance.

Seniority may also be a limiting factor. Recruiting brochures and Web sites promising flexibility may mislead millennials into believing they can be a mobile worker, whether from home or the beach, from their first day on the job. Although companies may well provide flexible options, they may be available only to a small cadre of experienced employees. Some managers feel that they lack control ...

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