Joel Katz

Joel Katz

Joel Katz

MAY 21: A Uber Eats worker rides a bike.

One of my children is a millennial and his job is further proof that the recent article published by GoBankingRates is spot on. Not only is he not employed in one of these occupations, he confirmed that he would not be interested in any of them at all.

Between being in college or graduating from college during the Great Recession to dealing with student loan debt, millennials know a thing or two about needing money. This has led to a lot of them seeking stable career paths, ensuring they always have money coming in.

But one thing millennials do reject is the profit-first mindset. Money is not the number one driving factor in deciding on a career. Instead, they’re more people-first and want jobs that align with their values and their lives. According to the articleit’s because of all of this, there are some jobs that millennials aren’t looking to work for, and here are a few of them.

You can find the full list here.

  • 1. Factory Worker

    It will be much too boring thanks to the lack of creativity and stimulation. The “tasks are repetitive and strictly defined, leaving no room for experimentation or personal touches.” Some people prefer this kind of job, but not those between 25 and 40 years old.

    HAI'AN, CHINA - JULY 3, 2023 - A worker works on a production line at a high-voltage motor manufacturing workshop in Hai 'an, Jiangsu province, China, July 3, 2023. (Photo credit should read CFOTO/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

    A man working in an engine manufacturing factory. (Photo: CFOTO/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

  • 2. Door-to-Door Sales Rep

    Most of the solicitors showing up at my door recently appear to be under the age of 25. That small sample size tells me that Generation Z, as of today, is ok with this gig. However, for Millennials, the salary fluctuates too much month-to-month, which is one of the huge turn-offs.

    Elfreths Alley is the oldest residential street in the United States. (Photo by: Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

    An old residential street in the United States. (Photo by: Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

  • 3. Travel agent or data entry clerk

    Most know, including Millenials that these jobs are on their way to being almost obsolete. This is due to technology and very few people not already booking their own vacations online. Data entry is either done automatically or can be done very easily.

    The window display of a travel agent shows a beach scene in Berlins Kreuzberg district on May 3, 2021 amid the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by David GANNON / AFP) (Photo by DAVID GANNON/AFP via Getty Images)

    The window display of a travel agent shows a beach scene. (Photo by DAVID GANNON/AFP via Getty Images)

     

  • 4. Coal Miner

    Most Millennials are socially conscious and committed to sustainability. They’re looking to reduce their impact on the environment, not add to it. Working in this field would go against what they believe in, plus its really hard work and not really the most healthy choice for an occupation.

    A miner stands in one of the tunnels at a coal mine in the Dnipro region on June 9, 2023, amid the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. With power stations in Kyiv being targeted by cruise missiles, the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam breached and the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant under Russian occupation, Ukraine's energy sector is under attack. Of the 89 coal mines that were in newly-independent Ukraine at the break-up of the Soviet Union, 71 are in the eastern Donbas region, now partly held by Russian forces. The remaining mines within Ukraine, now power 30 percent of Ukraine's power grid. (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov / AFP) (Photo by ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

    A miner stands in one of the tunnels at a coal mine on June 9, 2023. (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov / AFP) (Photo by ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

     

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