Traditionally, you go to school and you finish school so you could get yourself a nice and steady job. In our generation, it is never wrong to stick with that thinking. However, millennials now have crossed that path and gained a better understanding on how to live their lives.
Let me give you a brief explanation on what a millennial is. Generally speaking, they are what we most often call Generation Y or the next generation after X. If you have a kid and you’re in your 30’s, your kids are millennials. If you’re in your teenage years to mid 20’s, you’re also part of it.
Now, because of the rapid growth and advancement in technology, it is quite understandable why the prices of them surged up as well. Speaking of prices, millennials take the world a little bit more expensive than the previous generation. This then leads us to what we want to explain to all of you in this article.
Warren Buffett, one of the more known business magnates in our planet, said: “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.” What does he mean by this? Well, I am not saying that getting a regular job is bad. It’s just that, “generation y” requires more than that because things are getting a bit more expensive and the lifestyles shifted from plain to prodigal.
So why can’t millennials carry on the traditional 9 to 5 jobs?
Limits in space and time
Imagine having your everyday routine with a 9 to 5 job. You wake up early, you go to work, you h**g out for a bit, you rest and sleep. The same routine goes over and over again, every single day; nothing new happens. There will come a time when you will feel that you’re getting quite enough but you’re not happy or you’re not getting the freedom you wish. Eventually, your decision-making skill gets rotten and you come up with bad life choices.
We all have different dreams. To travel the world, to lead a community, to start a society, to take photos; believe me, it will be endless. With a 9 to 5 schedule, you’ll most likely be able to do this during your spare time or rest days which should just be the time you take for yourself to drift off.
Yes, you might be gaining experience from it but it is disabling you to branch out more or to explore more. You might be getting good at it because all your expertise and knowledge will be poured to that but it has its downsides as well and can be the reason of failure. Why?
Everyday, a lot of things are being unearthed. Whether it’d be in Science, Technology, Music, etc., people find things. These things can be boosters of income through strategic investments. With a 9 to 5 job, you are being limited to learn these as you would need to focus on what you are doing.
You’re also kind of saying that you are giving up new things because you already have your job with you. That is not healthy, ladies and gentlemen.
It’s not healthy to think that a company will last forever. Although some corporations defied that, you can’t lean back to the thought of you staying in where you are until you retire. Bankruptcy, sudden decisions, can make your job disappear in a snap of a finger. Having a 9 to 5 job will make it difficult for you to adjust to a new environment; a new industry.
No more lifelong pension
Before, most companies have these pension that would make their employees capable of spending even after they retire – if their employees rendered to the agreed upon terms. Today, companies give out the WORST retirement plans. Some won’t even pay 100% of what you’ve earned. Having this said, maybe it’s time to think and do something else now; maybe something that would make your earnings grow even after you work your ass off.
You are controlled
Of course if you have a job, you have a boss. These “bosses” have complete control over your role and your part in the company. No, they don’t have complete control over your decisions, it is still you. Everyone wants to have his or her own business at some point. This type of thinking is healthy because you are trying to think of way where you can earn money without following someone else’s orders.
Being in a 9 to 5 job where you are timed when you can eat, when you can visit the loo, when you can refresh, is kind of frustrating at times.
Isn’t it better if you try and find a way on how you can earn without being pulled by a leash?
Hey, everyone’s gotta start somewhere, right? And I’m not belittling regular jobs. As a matter of fact, I even recommend it because you are going to learn a of things in being an employee. One is character, another is patience, the rest is just extra.
Get a job, develop these and be your own boss. Successful people do not follow schedules because time is under their wing. Good luck!