Will entitlement cost Gen Y jobs?

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As thousands of Generation Y college graduates flood the market there might be an opportunity for older workers to get entry level jobs. According to a study from the management school at the University of New Hampshire Generation Y workers are more entitlement minded.

Entitlement means specifically an inflated sense of self, unrealistic expectations & deep seeded resistance to criticism & feedback. Gen Y enjoys their job less, have a higher chance of getting in workplace conflicts & place blame on others.

This may cause a higher rate of turnover for Gen Y workers & open up entry level positions for older workers.

If you find yourself competing against Gen Y for positions it’s best to rely on your experience & expertise.


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  1. I find that even though I am not much older than my Gen Y colleagues, the attitude of entitlement is alive and well. A simple question can be easily interpreted as criticism, and their unrealistic expectations on their own abilities is appalling and self destructive.

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    Here’s the article I read Ezine Articles

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