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Millennials with San Antonio jobs replace boomers

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A recent survey from Monster.com shows that people with San Antonio jobs are replacing boomers as the “me” generation in the workplace.

According to the survey, when it comes to having a Career vs. a Job, millennials aged 18-30 are the most positive (62%) that having a career is very much a reality in today’s work environment, even for America’s youngest workers.

Less than half (48%) of the original “Me” generation, baby boomers aged 51+, express confidence in the idea of a career being a reality.

The data suggests an understanding of work that is defined by age and experience, highlighting the contrast of millennials’ hopeful optimism-oriented point of view with baby boomers’ “been around the block” attitudes.

When asked to rate a series of attributes within the workplace to determine if it describes a career, a job or both equally, a majority of Americans indicated both jobs and careers equally provide a sense of personal accomplishment, lifelong earning potential, opportunities to make new contributions, and for alternate employment opportunities in the case of current job loss.

However, the responses varied quite significantly in the context of careers and jobs exclusively.

In the context of only careers, more than one third (37%) of millennials compared to only a quarter (26%) of baby boomers believe that a career provides a sense of accomplishment. In stark comparison, in the context of only jobs, virtually zero millennials, just 2%, believe a job can provide a sense of accomplishment.

Workers with San Antonio jobs unwind after vacation

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Some workers who have San Antonio jobs among other locations need several days to unwind and recoup after vacation, according to a recent survey from Monster.com.

Nearly half of respondents (48%) need five or more days to unwind, or never unwind at all, when taking a vacation. Only 11% of respondents unwind after one day.

Monster asked the following question to U.S. visitors on its site, “How many days of vacation does it take you to unwind when taking vacation” The poll, which received over 1,800 responses, resulted in the following findings:

11% of respondents answered “One day”
30% of respondents answered “2-3 days”
11% of respondents answered “4 days”
29% of respondents answered “5 or more days”
19% of respondents answered “I never fully relax on vacation”

Thinking about your job occasionally while on vacation isn’t a bad thing,” said Mary Ellen Slayter, Career Advice Expert for Monster.com. “Just like how we sometimes stumble upon great ideas while in the shower or taking a walk, vacations can be a great source of inspiration- but it’s important to note that being relaxed and having a clear mind are fundamental elements of this phenomenon. Even more importantly, lack of R&R can be detrimental to workplace performance. We should feel refreshed and focused upon returning to work after time off, not burdened and preoccupied. If you are constantly plagued by job related stress and unable to unwind, even after several days of vacation, it might be time to consider making some career changes.”