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From Meaning to Money — What Each Generation Wants From Their Jobs

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 13: When it comes to your job, what do you value most? A study published in the Journal of Business Ethics found that employees from all generations value meaningful work. However, each generation thought other generations were more concerned about money than meaning in a job.
To get a better idea whether there is a difference among the generations, GOBankingRates’ asked millennials, xennials (the microgeneration born between 1977 and 1983), Generation Xers and baby boomers what they valued most in a job. Although there are similarities among the generations, what matters most to workers does tend to change with age.
Keep reading to find out what Americans really want out of a job.

When it comes to your job, what do you value most? A study published in the Journal of Business Ethics found that employees from all generations value meaningful work. However, each generation thought other generations were more concerned about money than meaning in a job.

To get a better idea whether there is a difference among the generations, GOBankingRates’ asked millennials, xennials (the microgeneration born between 1977 and 1983), Generation Xers and baby boomers what they valued most in a job. Although there are similarities among the generations, what matters most to workers does tend to change with age.

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