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Lord Sugar says youngsters don't have a 'hunger' for hard work 'They all want cushy jobs'


Lord Alan Sugar has slammed youngsters for 'sitting around on bean bags all day' instead of working hard five days a week.


The Apprentice boss, 74, said young people no longer have a 'hunger' for hard work and said they spent their time 'flicking elastic bands' at each other.


He also hit out at IT companies, who he claimed have a 'come and go as you fancy' idea, rather than having a full five-day working week.


Lord Sugar, who famously started his career by selling car aerials out of the back of a van, told The Sun: 'Young people these days tend to be IT literate and become programmers.


'And companies like Google, Facebook or Twitter have this "come and go as you fancy" idea and they let them sit on bean bags and flick elastic bands at each other, and this "turn up when you want to" idea.'


He insisted that, in comparison, he always worked five days and then enjoyed the weekend off, saying work-life balance is a 'touchy subject' for him.


The businessman added: 'The world has changed and everyone has got their iPhones now and Nike trainers, there is no hunger any more.'

The Apprentice boss, 74, said young people no longer have a 'hunger' for hard work and said they spent their time 'flicking elastic bands' at each other


Lord Sugar grew up on a housing estate in Hackney and is now worth more than £1.2billion, but said today's youth don't have the same drive and instead want a 'cushy job'.


He said he wants to keep away from 'cheeky' young people who he claimed come to work at his company and complain about having to do 'a day's work'.


The business magnate also argued that degrees don't show what people can do, saying it only becomes clear when they begin a profession they are 'passionate' about.


His comments come after it was announced that The Apprentice will return for its stellar 16th series in January.


The BBC's award-winning business show will kick off in its new Thursday night slot from January 6, promising plenty of fireworks in the highly anticipated comeback.


The mogul is joined by longtime ally and advisor Baroness Karren Brady and series one winner Tim Campbell, who is replacing an injured Claude Littner for the series.


Claude is recovering from multiple surgeries after a serious accident.

Lord Sugar, who famously started his career by selling car aerials out of the back of a van, hit out at IT companies, who he claimed have a 'come and go as you fancy' idea


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