Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
Let’s face it, most people think young workers are lazy and entitled. But while many articles and even entire books have been written about the supposed impending doom courtesy of Millenials, our survey data finds all is not as it seems.
Thirty-five percent of respondents ages 18-25 said they live to work -- the highest amount in any age group. People between the ages of 33-39 were second with 29% saying they live to work, with people age 60 and above at coming in third at 27%.
Furthermore, younger workers said they are much more likely to continue to working even if they hit the lottery, with 59% agreeing they’d continue to punch the clock. That’s compared to the mere 32% of workers age 51-60 who said they’d do the same.