According to a study by ResumeBuilder, over half the US managers surveyed stated that they were forced to fire Gen Z employees because they were unmotivated and too easily offended, the Daily Mail reports.
Gen Z, also known as Zoomers, are those born between 1997 and 2012, (13 to 25 years of age). Others are less specific, stating that zommers fall into the mid to late 1990s to early 2000s.
The survey of 1,300 managers also found:
- 74% believed Gen Z is the most difficult generation they have ever worked with;
- 59% stated they have been forced to fire a Gen Z employee, with 12% stating it was within the first two weeks;
- 39% stated that Gen Z lacks technological skills;
- 37% stated the Gen Z generation is unmotivated;
- 36% stated they were easily distracted; and
- 35% stated this generation was easily offended.
One manager added that working with Gen Z employees is exhausting because they will challenge management, because Zoomers believes they are smarter than you, more capable, and “they will tell you to your face”.
READ: Melting under the pressure! HALF of managers complain it’s ‘difficult’ to work with snowflake Gen Z employees – while more than a THIRD reveal they’ve had to FIRE younger staff because they’re too ‘easily offended’