Who is more demanding, the IT employee or the IT manager? The general consensus is that the IT employees are. A recent survey shows that 18 to 31 year old IT professionals are more demanding than previous generations and are disillusioned faster. Many millennials expect that they will immediately start at the top and receive higher starting base pay. As a result, many IT organizations are finding increased turnover as employees find out that they actually have to work their way up as previous generations did.
As baby-boomers retire and leave an expertise gap, the next generation can learn a lot from these “experts” not only in gaining IT experience, but also in how to understand and manage themselves and the work environment they find themselves in. My advice is find a mentor and soak everything up like a sponge. Eventually, you will be the older generation and be facing the same dilemma with the next generation of “millennials”.