Having been through The Great Recession and saddled with college student loan debt, they are pragmatic about what they want out of a career. It's enough money. But no need to become the 1%. End of that story.
Interestingly, for that money, they are not willing to work too hard.
Unlike Baby Boomers, they will not be their jobs. For example, on page 181 of Jean M. Twenge's "iGen," Julie, who's being interviewed, says:
"I'd like to have a job that wouldn't take over my life ... I wouldn't want a job where I'd have to work so many hours - like a lawyer."
This sends a scary message to law schools.
Although there has been a recent uptick in applications, laws schools not in the T-14 are still struggling to fit all the seats. Even that uptick could flatten as youth notices that demand has not picked up in the legal sector.
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