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Millennials are willing to lie to get ahead

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With their unrealistic career expectations, and demands for high salaries, the Millennial generation has often been deemed a problematic one for hiring managers and bosses worldwide.

Now, a new study reveals the nature of their work ethic could leave little to be desired.

According to the 2014 DDB Life Style Study, 27% of Millennials stated they would take credit for someone else’s work if it would help them get ahead.

This figure was also higher than those Gen Xers and Baby Boomers who indicated they would do the same if doing so led to corporate success – 15% and 5% respectively.

The survey, which polled full-time American employees, also highlighted that compared to Boomers, Millennials enjoyed working less (53% vs. 44%).

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Despite these figures, Millennials (44%) were more likely than Gen Xers (41%) and Boomers (35%) to describe themselves as “workaholics”.

“Our attitudes about work are filled with understandable contradictions and inconsistencies as we are very rational about our paychecks but rather emotional about our jobs,” Denise Delahorne, senior vice president, group strategy director at DDB Worldwide, said.

While 64% of full-time workers believed that job security is more important than money, it was Boomers (66%) and Gen Xers (67%) who espoused this view far more than Millennials (61%).

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