Is this your problem Gerry?
Millennials are entitled, narcissistic and lazy - but it's not their fault: Expert claims 'every child wins a prize' and social media has left Gen Y unable to deal with the real world
Leadership consultant Simon Sinek has been told that millennials – people born after 1982 – are 'entitled, narcissistic, self-interested, unfocused and lazy' - but he believes it is not their fault.
The author's response to the 'millennial question' on Inside Quest 'broke the internet' after he revealed why many young people may display the undesirable qualities listed by their bosses.
He explained millennials grew up in an environment where 'every child wins a prize' only to find the 'real world' after school is much different.
Where they were told they were special all the time, they were told they could have anything they want in life just because they want it.
'Some of them got into honours classes, not because they deserved it, but because their parents complained,' Mr Sinek said.
'And some of them got As not because they deserved them, but because teachers didn't want to deal with the parents.
'(They were) thrust into the real world and in an instant, they find out they're not special, their mums can't get them a promotion. And by the way, you can't just have it because you want it.'
He says using social media constantly can be compared with having an addiction to alcohol, cigarettes or gambling.
LOL! That's Gerry!