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ABC chair Ita Buttrose says millennials need ‘cuddling’ and reassurance to get through a day of work

Millennial workers need cuddling and reassurance to get through a day of work and lack the resilience of older workers, says ABC chairman Ita Buttrose – after a teenager nagged she had to ‘scream’ for retail jobs

  • ABC chairman Ita Buttrose candidly criticized millennial workers in London this week
  • Inside sources show that Buttrose thinks younger workers are not resilient
  • She reportedly said that they should “almost be cuddled” to be reassured by their bosses

ABC chairman Ita Buttrose has said that younger workers “lack the resilience” of older generations and should be “thanked” for doing their job.

Mrs. Buttrose, 78, made the candid comments under the Chatham House Rules at the Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce in London on Wednesday.

“It seems to me that today’s younger workers need much more security and that they should be thanked, which many companies don’t do,” said Buttrose. The age.

ABC chairman Ita Buttrose (photo) candidly criticized millennial workers who thought her comments would be confidential according to the Chatham House Rule at the Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce in London on Wednesday

ABC chairman Ita Buttrose (photo) candidly criticized millennial workers who thought her comments would be confidential according to the Chatham House Rule at the Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce in London on Wednesday

“They really want to be thanked and they almost need hugs – that’s COVID of course, we can’t hug anymore – but they almost need hugs.

“You have to understand that they seem to lack the resilience I remember from my childhood.”

The former editor of Woman’s Weekly also said that millennials demand more transparency from management than their older counterparts.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (center) appointed Mrs. Buttrose (left) chairman of the ABC last year. Ms Buttrose said younger generations did not have her's resilience

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (center) appointed Mrs. Buttrose (left) chairman of the ABC last year. Ms Buttrose said younger generations did not have her's resilience

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (center) appointed Mrs. Buttrose (left) chairman of the ABC last year. Ms Buttrose said younger generations did not have her’s resilience

Ms. Buttrose left school when she was just 15 years old in 1957 to become a copy girl at Australian Women’s Weekly magazine.

She then became a reporter and later woman editor for the Daily Telegraph.

The hardworking journalist was one of the founders of Cleo and the youngest-ever editor of Woman’s Weekly at just 33 years old in 1975.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison appointed her chairman of the ABC last year.

Youth activist Belinda Thomas, 19, appeared in the Facebook video, complaining that she had to apply for less glamorous retail jobs before growing up

Youth activist Belinda Thomas, 19, appeared in the Facebook video, complaining that she had to apply for less glamorous retail jobs before growing up

Youth activist Belinda Thomas, 19, appeared in the Facebook video, complaining that she had to apply for less glamorous retail jobs before growing up

Ms. Buttrose’s criticism of millennials comes after youth activist Belinda Thomas, 19, appeared in a Facebook video squirming that she had to apply for less glamorous retail jobs before growing up.

“When I was 17, I needed income to support myself to be independent of my family situation,” she said in a video filmed in trendy Chippendale on the edge of Sydney’s CBD.

“Since I couldn’t use my 12 years of training as a classical musician to find a job, I ended up sending about 10 applications for retail jobs and just happened to get one.”

Ms. Thomas said she could only score this job because she had “the exact same name as the interviewer’s best friend” when she delivered a piece-to-camera monologue for an arthouse Palace Cinema.

Ms Thomas said she could only score this job because she had 'the exact same name as the interviewer's best friend' while delivering a piece-to-camera monologue outside an arthouse Palace Cinema

Ms Thomas said she could only score this job because she had 'the exact same name as the interviewer's best friend' while delivering a piece-to-camera monologue outside an arthouse Palace Cinema

Ms Thomas said she could only score this job because she had ‘the exact same name as the interviewer’s best friend’ while delivering a piece-to-camera monologue outside an arthouse Palace Cinema

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