Does Your Attitude Turn Employers Off?
One of the biggest challenges facing the newest generation of college grads hitting the workforce is
their own spoiled snot-nosed sense of entitlement. Especially in a dwindling economy where things aren’t
what they used to be, a lot of youngsters are facing a real reality check.
Raised in a world where things came easy and there was always an easier job to settle into where
some easygoing boss would take care of you, a lot of us are facing some hard lessons in a changing
environment. The world is evolving, and the individuals without the mental toughness to hack it are really
going to suffer.
A lot of people are bitching about the rise of outsourcing and the inability of Americans to compete in
the workforce, but it’s just a trait of modern man that when things go wrong we tend to look somewhere
else to blame. Once again, our generation’s sense of entitlement makes it even worse. We don’t take
responsibility for our lives and think just because we are American we should get jobs.
Outsourcing has a lot less to do with currency differences than it does with an American worker who
just doesn’t make the cut anymore. We’re losing now on the international playing field simply because we
don’t know what true effort means.
We’ve become far too soft because we’ve been spoiled for far too long. Even those who think they
had it hard were spoiled. Our culture was so wealthy when we grew up we never really knew what
poverty was—go to India and walk down a back alley in Bombay. When you can smell it in the air—that’s
true poverty. Americans just don’t understand that kind of hunger.
And to make matters worse for underachievers, even in the midst of an entire generation who tends
to stick there hand out and expect something to be placed in it, a new breed is also emerging. And this
new breed is a force all its own, not only a direct contrast to the peers that make them look so good, but a
far cry above the generations that came before as well.
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