Howe says the newest generation of workers would actually prefer to stay with one employer for their entire career, but few find a company that lives up to their expectations. "Kids would love one employer, the perfect employer, that would take care of everything for them," he says. "Of course, they like a lot of variety on the job, but it would be great if they could have one big employer who could allow them to rotate laterally into a lot of different kinds of jobs and develop a lot of different kinds of experiences."
In the world of paying work, positions that offer that variety plus all the other qualities on our "perfect job" checklist are few and far between. Which makes job-hopping all that more appealing.
"Moving to another job is like a little dopamine hit," says Meagan Johnson, Larry's daughter, business partner, and co-author. "There's a high you get from moving to another job, a new opportunity."