‘They want more than they put in’: Entrepreneurial boss unleashes on ‘lazy’ millennials for being scared of hard work – and reveals why Instagram is to blame
- Winning Appliances CEO John Winning says millennials aren’t hard workers
- He said many are expecting much higher salaries for how much effort they put in
- Winning said social media was causing people to live lives that they can’t afford
An entrepreneurial boss has unleashed on ‘lazy’ millennials saying they aren’t willing to put in hard work.
CEO of Winning Appliances, John Winning, despite being a millennial himself, said younger Australians expected much more money for the work they were prepared to do.
The 35-year-old blamed social media, saying young people were striving so much to impress others online, they were finding themselves in debt.
CEO of Winning Appliances, John Winning, (pictured right) despite being a millennial himself has said that younger staff expecteda much higher salary for the work they were willing to put in
‘Some of the people coming in for interviews, their expectation of what they should be paid versus how much they’re expected to work is just crazy,’ Mr Winning told The Age.
Mr Winning said that young staff were given extensive training only to ask for a promotion or a raise almost immediately.
He defined hard work as working long hours, but said many youngsters weren’t committed to do so.
The CEO admitted he did have some millennials who put in the extra effort at his company, but said they were ‘few and far between’.
The boss said that the reliance millennials had on social media was ‘damaging’ because many were trying to lead lives they couldn’t afford (file image)
Mr Winning noted the reliance millennials had on social media was ‘damaging’ because many were trying to lead lives they couldn’t afford.
‘People expect they should be able to spend all this money on eating out because they see all their friends on social media eating out breakfast, lunch and dinner, having these great lives and going to Europe every Australian winter,’ he said.
‘So there’s a lot of debt and a lot of people really struggling to maintain the lifestyle they’re used to. The world has to go through another huge correction.’
While noting that Mr Winning (pictured) had some valuable millennial staff, he said they were ‘few and far between’
Mr Winning became the CEO of Winning Appliance in 2011.
His great grandfather had started the business more than a century ago and his grandfather and father had also worked at the company.
It has 16 stores across Australia and took in $650million from sales within the last financial year.
The CEO said many young Australians would undergo a couple of months of training only to then expect a promotion or higher pay (file image)