Millennials in the Workplace: A Hilarious Video on How to Work with The Worst Generation

by Joey deVilla on June 7, 2013

damned millennials

They need constant praise. They’re unaware of the existence of time before 10:00 a.m.. They want to be promoted three days after being hired. They duck out of work with alarming Rob Ford-like frequency. And it’s your civic duty to employ them!

updateAfter watching the video, please take a look at this follow-up article: Why Millennials suck (okay, not really).

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Boomer November 23, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I only watched the first scene, but several millennials work in my workplace and none are like this. I work for an association that is demanding (in terms of asking for intelligence and work ethic) but hires well and treats its employees really well – most people really like to work here. The millennials are for the most part terrific people and employees, and behave professionally. I don’t think generations are as different as some people believe.

Ali November 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I hate stuff like this. It just makes it hard for those of us who are hard working millennials. I don’t care if the generation before was picked on or the one before that. At some point one has to admit picking on any generation doensn’t get us anywhere. I work with/know a ton of millennials and again, we do not all do this. I wish there had been some sort of counter video to show those that are the very opposite. Working long hours, making only a fraction of what others make even after being in a company for 5+years. Many millennials have a ton of student loan debt yet get up early and make it to the office (barely able to afford food/fuel) do the work assigned (plus some) and other productive things on the side. We add value to companies with knowledge on technology and new ways to do things faster. No one wants to look at that…they focuse on a percentage of underachievers and deem us all as the worst generation. Thanks a lot! 4years of University + extra education for what? To get called the worst… must be kidding me. Ridiculous and RUDE! No wonder the “generation gap” exists. Too busy hating on us. Get over yourselves and learn to get along with everyone…and not using the silly suggestions in this “comedy.” Wasn’t funny at all.

Larry Rand November 23, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Just in case you missed English class, Jim McBride, “satire is great but” means that satire is not great. Best of luck in the future.

Erik November 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

There’s nothing new under the sun. That’s what the Bible says, and I think it applies to this issue; it’s not like there’s NEW human flaws to deal with. Humans have always had to deal with the root of their problems, which is selfishness (in whichever of it’s many forms it presents itself). Different circumstances bring out different problems in us, but they’re still there in us, ALL of them (good or bad), they just haven’t had a chance to present themselves.

Each generation is equally bad in it’s own way, and good in it’s own way. We simple face different circumstances and were raised in a different world, but have the same root issue.

We are a product of our generation, but we ALL build of experiences. (and in some cases, we allow God to have His way in us (which is the ONLY way to perfection as a people).

It’s not like one set of people are born suckier, then the previous set. We all suck 🙂

David G November 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Now you millenials understand how Gen X felt when we were ridiculed. Don’t worry, it gets better.

T-Rex November 23, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I just love that you “young pups” are already getting shit on. Just wait until your kids figure out how easy it is to actually be successful if you just work hard and quit complaining. Yes, we were that good when we started, yes, we can work with computers, we actually know how to form personal relationships with people, in person, and we can be relied on. Good luck, I do love hiring your generation because the good ones stand out like sore thumbs, and the bad ones make for great beer conversations. The shit you guys say in interviews is classic. And it’s not “a lack of experience”. It’s a lack of common sense.

You suck, worst generation ever, and I can’t wait to see all the humor that comes out of it.

D Rod November 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm

LOL this video was hilarious, sadly I can relate to alot of these situations as a manager, I’ve been a manager since I was 26 (now 30) and I can honestly say I’ve seen these type of employees, haha but I’ve also seen non milennials suck just as bad! I think it’s how people are raised, if you don’t teach your kids to take accountability for their actions, they won’t take accountability for their work at their job.
I once was told by a young employee that was chronically late, never finished her job on time even with extra time given, and refused to try other ways to complete it that the only reason I am putting her on a performance plan was because I was jealous of her that she got married! LOL wow, nice way to take responsibility for the fact that you can’t do your job!! And so many more stories like this in management.

Dexter November 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm


I just want to point out that my generation went to war too. In fact, many in my generation have spent their entire adult lives in continuous war. But hey…BASIC am I right?

Sam November 24, 2013 at 12:50 am

Fuck the Boomers. Useless old farts they are all and I’m a Millennial

Anna November 24, 2013 at 2:54 am

Here is what is funny…..
Every generation complains about the ones that come after them. They complain how easy they have it, how their work ethic sucks, and how the world has gone to hell……

It is really amusing that ANY of you think you made a new discovery. This has been happening since the beginning of time. My advice is to look at yourself and get yourself together. Work hard, contribute to your community, be kind to others, stick up for those who are bullied, and take care of the earth. Start thinking of others and being a better human being, not how impressive you are because of your job title or the car you drive. In an accident, dead is dead.

Dan S. November 24, 2013 at 10:42 am

Adam to Eve, sometime after creation:
“Cane and Able are worthless lazy bums!”

Middle aged Neaderthals sitting around a fire, 30,000 years ago:
“Grunt, ugga buggga mugga, hugga!!”
(translation: Kids today so useless! Can’t even skin Smilodon!”

I can’t believe idiots still fall for this tired shtick. Go fuck yourselves, Generation X, you flannel shirted fuckfaces. Oh, and Dazed and Confused SUCKS.

Sherri McNeeley November 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Hey, Sam — why don’t you come to MY workplace and see how we boomers can save your immature, uneducated ass after you get mangled in a six-car pile-up because you were texting behind the wheel? Be safe, child.

Jeanne November 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Good piece of comedy AND I agree with Andrew’s comment above: “What’s not funny are the commenters on here who honestly think we are all like this all the time.”

I’m 48 (Gen X) and work with millenials. I CHOOSE to work with them. I think they rock. They’re creative, industrious, fun, inspiring, positive – their role on the planet is one of change agents. Because “we’re going to do it in this generation, we HAVE to do it in this generation.” Don’t fight them, engage them.

Bill November 24, 2013 at 6:50 pm

It’s not all true but’s still a cute video. We have millennials interning for us. Some are outstanding and immediately get jobs. But my heart, I’m sorry to say, goes out to the droopy 21 years old who can’t possibly get their shit together, but are so adorable as they fumble through the work day, ever with an eye on the clock. Some of them will truly get it together. The others will just take longer to reach adulthood, and while they’re not much good in the office, they are awfully entertaining. I smile each time I see them.

emily wright November 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I used to interview a lot of people for jobs as therapists. You would think that they might be more insightful and generous of spirit than the average job seeker, but no. I often found people who thought their intentions were the same as their productions. I used to say that if I could find a way to suss out people with entitlement feelings, I could make a million dollars. It is entitlement, not age, race, gender, national origin, religious beliefs, or amount or institution of learning (given that everyone I interviewed met minimum standards) that counts. I made some terrible mistakes, and I hired some wonderful people. I tried hard to figure out questions that would reveal entitlement, but the truly entitled feel entitled to lie, so it never worked very well.

Vicki November 24, 2013 at 10:28 pm

There are idiots and immature, self-centered assholes in every generation. Give this batch 10-15 more years and some will learn that they are not that important in the scheme of things. For example: look up at the rest of the universe. Are we not miniscule particles? Are our opinions and experiences that fucking impressive? We all need to learn to contribute to the good of the whole, thereby growing closer to Our Creator.

MIchelle November 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

This is just some HR humor, as a recruiter, I see this everyday in some form or the other. As mentioned above, it does not apply to all, I know some impressive kick ass mils and some not so much, as such with EVERY Generation. Smile and move on.

Joey deVilla November 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Hey, everyone — Joey here. Thanks for all your comments, and please keep them coming!

As for what I really think, I believe that it’s best summarized in this article, Why Millennials suck (okay, not really).

jason November 26, 2013 at 12:53 am

I don’t think it’s true that every generation thinks that the preceding generation has it too easy. That idea began in the 20th century, but you don’t see it before then if you actually read a book. Back then multiple generations lived under the same roof and the opinions of the grandparents has as much weight as those of the culture. I think this current notion began with the boomers. Their parents, who we dub, “the greatest generation” lived very hard young lives in the depression, fought in a major war that we can’t comprehend, and then landed us on the moon. Their kids, the boomers, really did suck compared to them. I’m am one of the last of the Gen-X generation and I am a product of being brought up by boomers. I wish I had the tenacity of my grandparents.

lily November 26, 2013 at 9:37 am
Herself November 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I think any crop of 20-25 year olds are going to have a large cohort of people who weren’t born knowing how to work in an office.

Reality December 3, 2013 at 11:16 am

I’m 23, I manage a group of people ranging from 18 to 40+ All people have their redeeming qualities, and endearing qualities (to put it nicely)
20somethings aren’t the only people pulling this crap. Trust me, my hair gets more grey by the day because of it. Any gen x who thinks lowly of my generation remember, you raised us this way. A coin has two sides. Though I don’t conceed we are all this way, a lot of us are, and so are our parents. How else would this have been tolerated to go on?
From what I see, this whole issue is due to the apex of the age of entitlement. Expressed daily by people of all ages, and frustrating people of all ages. Instead of taking society’s frustration out on one generation, who don’t we be proactive in changing our society’s outlook and gumption?

Buck Naked December 5, 2013 at 10:25 am

You think Millennials are lazy? Just think what will happen when they breed? Our only hope is that having sex will be too much work for them to do.

Joe December 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

This is surprisingly accrate. In an environment where **I’m** lucky to even have a job, I supervise people who get passive-aggressive when I need them to take off their headphones to talk to them, much less give them some work that I **specifically** assign them that will expand their preofessional skills.

The Sanity Inspector December 10, 2013 at 10:30 am

If youth is a fault, it is one which is soon corrected.

TheSeize December 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I’m not a Millennial, but this video was painful to watch. It’s not funny, just mean.

Seriously, someone saying noodle instead of nine is your idea of a comedic way to illustrate that a whole generation doesn’t like mornings?

This video is so bad that I’m seriously considering this video may actually be making fun of people who make gross generalizations about a whole generation. If so, well played troll. Well played.

BD December 18, 2013 at 12:47 am

Stereotypes come from somewhere

Melanie February 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Jason, we boomers also fought a terrible war. Can you comprehend a draft? Let me explain it to you. By random lottery you are taken right out of high school and sent to the jungles of Vietnam. Anybody know why? Can you comprehend losing 60,000 men and women in a war no one knows why we’re fighting? Comprehend young black men being sent to war but not able to vote. Comprehend the national guard walking onto a collage campus and shooting down students. Well I here to tell ya that the greatest generation was not so great. They were narrow minded , greedy, self serving,paranoid, woman oppressing racists. Not to mention earth polluting litterbugs.
Our generation ended a war, brought down a president, stood up for equality for people of color and woman. It was legal for the men of “the greatest generation” to beat their wives . There were no women doctors, lawyers or CEOs, . These men fought against birth control and felt that a woman’s place was in the home. They were second class citizens. The notion of equal pay for equal work was outrageous to them.
We fought for artistic freedoms from censorship. Without us , your cable tv would be a lot different. If ” the greatest generation ” had their way there would be no Beatles , no Rolling Stones, no bob Dylan. You’d be listening g to Lawrence welk! No green day, no nine inch nails, no breaking bad.
The earth was a different place when I was growing up . Poison air, polluted lakes and rivers, trash and litter everywhere. Yeah, we made a big noise about that too.
I’m proud of my generation,we made the world a better place for all who have come after. Hope you appreciate it.

Joe in Toronto November 16, 2014 at 9:58 pm

It’s true we’re all screwed. They want money but they don’t want to work.

Matthew Ferrantino November 24, 2016 at 3:47 pm

If parents have even done their job remotely right, the next generation is better, so if you think the next generation sucks, logically it’s actually your fault.

But by extension, anyone stupid enough to go around complaining about the Powers That Be above them, particularly anything anywhere withing lightyears of ”complaining about your parents”, is a real fucking moron.

Do I have zillions of complaints about my parents? Yes. Do I do 1 million % of my effort to tell THEM what my problems with them are and NOT other people, and by extension do I respect everyone of their age/generation and assume that to complain about them would be received like the personal insult on their parenting skills it is, and do I therefore shut up in front of them? Of course.

What kids needs to understand is that they are born into the world as the drop of water on the leaf eaten by the aphids eaten by the ladybugs eaten by the bigger bugs eaten by the birds eaten by the small carnivores eaten by the big carnivores eaten by the humans………

that work at McDonalds eaten by the Assistant Managers eaten by the Community College Graduates eaten by the 4.0 GPAs eaten by the Eagle Scouts eaten by the Parents……..

Eaten by the Dept Head eaten by the Principal eaten by the Superintendant eaten by the General District Manager……..

And now you are almost ready to think about what you actually want to do with your retirement,

On the First Day of the Rest of Your Life in the Real World.

In otherwords– sit down, shut up, stay quiet, nod your head and TRY not to get people to hate you enough to eat you before you’ve grown up.

I am 27 years old who is technically only a big giant nerd who read books instead of got girlfriends and I don’t have an actual 4-Year Degree and I still know this. What is your excuse.

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