I see this a lot with the kids coming out of "good colleges" they pay a ton of money for school (or their parents did) and they have a slack work ethic and an attitude that they are "owed." If someone were to look at the work force at this small company, people under 30 in particular, there are more employees without college degrees than with them. Why? The kids without the degree are more willing to work, to apply themselves, and they have less of an entitlement issue.
I cam across this interesting article:
Middle Class in Crisis: America Needs a Reality Check, Gary Shilling Says link here"Whether I add any value or not" is an issue says Gary Shilling. People feel entitled and need to realign their aspirations with reality and consider whether a college education is really for them.
From the article:
This dire situation is not likely to get better any time soon, says Gary Shilling, president of A. Gary Shilling & Co, who predicts a prolonged period of slow economic growth and high unemployment. Even when thing do start to look up, “people are going to have to be much more realistic about their income levels.”