The world always changes and it has changed – including the workplace. The ‘toughness’ of starting out isn’t the same as what it used to be. We knew that we were in it for the long term and just had to basically “suck it up”, “go hard or go home”, “drink a cup of concrete”… as we climbed the ladder. Of course, many of the things that we thought were normal would probably be considered workplace bullying or harassment these days.
Media maven Ita Buttrose says Millennials in the Australian workforce “lack resilience” and need “hugging” for constant reassurance and also “need to be thanked”.