Stop griping about millennials, and start teaching us

Editors and other supervisors should find lessons in every assignment given to Generation Y.

Full disclosure: I’m part of the millennial generation. Think what you want.

This isn’t going to be another rant about the unfair judgments people make about my generation as a whole. Nor it is about the dumb stuff some of my peers do that make us all look bad in the eyes of bosses and colleagues.

This is a very sincere request that people in supervisory positions be leaders, bosses and mentors to young professionals, making it difficult for us to perpetuate all those negative stereotypes. It’s a millennial’s plea.

Stop whining about why we suck, and start teaching us. Even if it’s the the hard way.

Edit the crap out of what we write.

Seriously, do not spare our feelings when you’re reviewing our drafts. Sure, flag typos or grammar mistakes, but if we totally missed the point of the assignment, failed to include important information, got lazy about formatting or company writing standards and the like, make sure we know about it.

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