If you’re a millennial, your first job out of college probably isn’t what you really wanted nor expected (, nor what you majored in. (In fact, about half of recent four-year college graduates’ jobs don’t require a four-year degree at all.) Studies show that only 38 percent of us under 30 have deep job satisfaction, compared sharply with 63 percent of those 65 and over. However, despite being bored, unchallenged and unhappy with their jobs, many millennials are too scared to leave because the economy still isn’t great.
But here’s why maybe they should.
“Many in the millennial generation are taking jobs that they are over-qualified for and thus are eager to move on when something better appears,” Bob Funk, CEO of Express, the firm that conducted a job duration survey, told Time. “We’ve seen a decrease in employees’ commitment to employers as a higher value is placed on personal advancement.”