That was a great read, worthy of popcorn.
It's not just you. I have numerous friends and family who are managers and they have accumulated some horror stories in the past few years. It's gotten so bad at one friend's company that as the whiners are quitting in a snit over having to pay their dues as the older employees did, they are actively recruiting older people, especially housewives or retirees returning to the workforce, and ponying up for additional training, because the work ethic is just so much better with the older hires.What were they protesting?
I guess these students have difficulty understanding that the building they are in is university property and they are not entitled to be there with unlimited access. Shocking someone actually has to explain to them what trespassing is and how occupying someone's administrative building might draw concerns.
Maybe it's just me but lately I've noticed a tremendous amount of entitlement by college-aged students in my own work. More than I remember even a couple years ago.
No. It's not the college kids.It's not just you. I have numerous friends and family who are managers and they have accumulated some horror stories in the past few years. It's gotten so bad at one friend's company that as the whiners are quitting in a snit over having to pay their dues as the older employees did, they are actively recruiting older people, especially housewives or retirees returning to the workforce, and ponying up for additional training, because the work ethic is just so much better with the older hires.
Out of about 15 new hires straight out of college they got only ONE who actually shows up when he's supposed to show up, works without complaint, doesn't try to steal office supplies, follows proper procedure to request time off, and pitches in and stays late during a crisis and doesn't complain that he's not making the same amount as employees who have worked there a decade and proven themselves. It's freaking ridiculous.
My husband and I were raised up with the mantra that the world owes you nothing but a kick in the ass, so you'd better be ready to bring your A-game to whatever you do. And that has served us both very well and we live very well as a result. We pass that teaching to the kids in our family and extended family because the last thing we want is to see any of our kids rendered infantile by an attitude of entitlement. It's not just a college kid problem, we have seen the occasional people our own age just as bad and the results are never pleasant, least of all for the person practicing such attitudes.
Hahaha ...The first demand is for school budget and investment information - this includes that OSU "provide qualified personnel to aid in understanding"
I've met plenty of old people who are unable to cope when you challenge their beliefs too. One who had to tell me how his life was so much better than mine when I proved him wrong in a political discussion.I think there is going to be a problem with any person if they aren't held to a high standard of respect for others, taught the value of hard work and that your self esteem comes from your efforts and accomplishments and facing down challenges and overcoming hardships. Self esteem and happiness isn't something that anyone can confer upon you. It's something that's built by making the best possible choices to get through the crap that life throws at you.
I think the problem we are seeing with some young people especially in the colleges is that somewhere along the line people of my generation gave them this idea that the world must be bent to cater to everyone's feelings and perspectives. I understand my generation wanted to build a more nurturing and compassionate world for our kids but we screwed up and now we have people who can't even bear to hear an opposing viewpoint. They don't know what to do with it.
People who are coddled when they are growing up become infantile adults who can't handle criticism or challenges or even other people's opinions. They become defensive and make everyone out to be the villain and the reason for their failures.
As a mother and aunt and mentor to the children in my family I want to make the pain stop when the kids come to me with tales of being treated unfairly or of working hard and still finding disappointment or lack of recognition for their efforts. I could just charge in there and try to fight their battles for them. Isn't that what making the world a better place means--using my power as an adult to ease the way?
Or so one might think. But I've done a lot of observation before I actually became a mother. I saw that is actually counter productive to try to ease anyone's way in life. It doesn't produce a stronger happier person. It produces someone who thinks if they whine and complain circumstances will flow in their favor. And if not, they retreat.
So when the kids do come to me with complaints and worries I listen and I offer comfort. And I insist they sit down and think things through with brutal honesty, even if it means they have to confront a fault within themselves. But I never do them the disservice of saying it should be easy. I just tell them it's possible to become a better version of themselves if they choose to and really think about their choices, actions and potential consequences.
And they know better. There has been a lot of cancer in the family and because of charitable endeavors we have friends whose children battle pediatric cancer. You don't see a child fight through something like that and labor under the delusion life should be a picnic or that it's all about you.
the cake baker having to bake a cake a clerk having to perform a wedding.There is now currency in being a victim. It's now a badge of honor to have been a victim of something. The female lawyer in England who went nutts on social media after an older male lawyer complimented her LinkedIn profile pic now has a writing gig with the guardian.
The brainwashing of the kids in college is politically motivated. Intervention is needed;
" I understand the social justice warrior in you and your inability to cope with anything contrary to your spoiled silver spoon fed sheltered upbringing while crying on your elitists parents 60K a year college dime.. but I would have thunk your vocabulary would have improved by now..."