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EVEsdropping: 9 Workplace Benefits Millennials ACTUALLY Want

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To attract millennials, a lot of employers like to brag about their open offices, free food and beer, and ping pong tables. But we’re here to tell you, as ACTUAL MILLENNIALS, that what we actually want isn’t so frivolous — is a little maternity leave too much to ask??? Plus, we’re recapping the 2017 Emmys, talking about “Not Peter’s” girls, and introducing a new segment called “Adulting Confessions.”

What’s Happening in the News?

  • 2017 Emmys
    • Rachel Bloom had to buy her Emmy’s dress because designers don’t like working with not-size-0 people.
    • 11% is the number of nominated writers and directors who are women = of the 36 nominated writers, only four are women.
    • Laura Dern won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for “Big Little Lies” and said “I’ve been acting since I was 11 years old and I think I’ve worked with maybe 12 women.”
    • Anna Farris reportedly looked “good despite her divorce.” Because she was gonna shave her head??? And bash things with an umbrella????
    • Kate McKinnon brought her girlfriend as her date. Did we know she dated girls??
  • Reality Steve is still on his soapbox about Arie Jr., aka “Not Peter” over on Twitter.
  • Erin Condren is having a sale — everything on the site is 25% off right now, no code needed. Visit

Real Talk: Workplace Benefits Millennials Actually Want

What people think we want:

  • Ping pong tables
  • Beer kegs
  • Open offices
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Pet-friendly offices
  • Free food

According to a survey conducted by FC Consulting on Millennial Benefit Preferences, 73% of respondents are offered at least one benefit that they don’t value.

What we actually want:

  • Maternity Leave
  • Healthcare obvi
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional Development
  • Travel
  • Vacation + sick days we can actually use
  • 401k Contributions
  • Pet-friendly offices
  • Student Loan Repayment

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Last modified on October 2nd, 2017

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