Perhaps because this is an election year, Arlington, Virginia-based Eagle Hill Consulting decided to find out about the work preferences of millennials who work in the nation's capital.

After all, many of them will soon be filling crucial roles in the incoming administration.

While the opinions of 250 such individuals can't be extrapolated too far and wide, the results of the online survey did suggest that, at least for these D.C. millennials, money is a much greater motivator than work-life balance or opportunities to move up the ladder. Therefore, the human resources managers working for whoever gets elected best be ready to cut some healthy checks.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.