“I don’t want to wake up in the morning and dread going to work. The first time I feel that I can’t be myself in my job, I’m gone. Employers need to understand that.”
– Leticia Gonzalez, a 23-year old San Diego restaurant employee (source)
Yes! Gen-X’ers and -Y’ers are much less likely to treat a job as just a job and to conform to standards and behaviors they don’t see the point of. This is a good thing, not something they need to grow out of or have beaten out of them.
If you ask me, being yourself is one of the most fundamental factors that make us happy at work.