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Study: Millennials more likely to take credit for others' work

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A new study claims Millennials in the workplace can be ruthless.

Millennials are described as anyone between the ages of 19 and 36 years old. A new study says they are more likely to take credit for work they didn't do and self identify as workaholics.

Millenials grew up as the technology world took off. Now that more are in the workplace, marketing firm DDB conducted a survey comparing the group to Generation X and the Baby Boomers. Generation X is described as people in their late thirties and late 40s.

The survey found 27 percent of Millennials would take credit for someone else's work to get ahead. The study went on to say that only 15 percent of Generation X'ers and just 5 percent of Baby Boomers would do so.

Studies have shown that Millennials are more likely to sacrifice work friendships for a promotion. Jolene Allen, a 27-year-old restaurant server says she has seen it happen.

"People of that age are out for themselves. I think it's a hard time with money for us, period. You're more likely to do it to someone else once somebody does it to you," Allen said.

But there is a positive flip side. The survey found 44 percent of so-called Millennials consider themselves "workaholics."

"For Millennials, we are so used to that because we've been connected on our cell phones, on the internet and email that we're used to working outside the traditional business hours," Andrew Challenger said.

Challenger, a Millennial himself, says being in this group does have its positive attributes.

"It seems crazy that this is being construed as a negative thing for Millennials. An employee that wants to work and is seeking new opportunities and challenges is only a plus."

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