I was born in 1980. Check out this quote, I think it describes me well:
“Rightly or wrongly, the millennial generation — those born after 1980 who are now entering the workforce — has gained a reputation for being difficult to manage. They want to be coddled on the job, resist direction and generally have an inflated sense of entitlement, the critics say.”
Well, at least I’m not the only one! Yesterday, I dropped my supervisor off at the airport. I was waiting for the car ahead of us to pull out, as they had just dropped someone off. The police next to us motioned me to pull up closer, but that didn’t make sense to me, so I waited, much to my supervisor’s chagrin. I learned that I definitely do resist direction (i.e. “direct orders”), and have no inclination whatsoever toward the military “Yes, sir, no sir” mentality. My supervisor definitely had the “just do what they say” attitude, but I found that extremely difficult.
Unrelated….I’ve been told that my feelings of “entitlement” (which I’ve had since youth) may stem from the fact that I have always been taller than my peers. Could be…
Is it an inflated sense of entitlement or a fierce realization that this is your one on only turn on the planet, so you don’t want to waste a single moment? I think I’m difficult to manage because if I don’t feel valued or feel that I’m doing something of value to the betterment of humanity then I feel I am wasting my life. This is why I keep writing my resignation and walking around with it in my pocket, but haven’t handed it in…. yet.