People and their sense of entitlement!
I am loosely basing this on the youth in my country Botswana. As the youth of Botswana we seem to have a great sense of entitlement that has shredded up all our energies and care to give off great customer service as well as a professional work ethic.
Most of the blue collar jobs in my country are occupied by graduates who pretty much stumbled upon that particular job as a favor from an aunt, uncle or even a friend; so they feel hard done due to perhaps lower wages and continue to have the mentality of “I’m just here to collect those peanuts as a means to maintain myself while looking for something worthy of me”. This mentality is good in a sense as it shows that one craves for growth and improvement but the youth here milk it to the last drop; it ends up distracting them in giving their current jobs a hundred percent of their focus.
They then fail to do what they are actually paid to do; which is their jobs! We all know that with success comes hard work and you need to be your absolute best at what you have to do in order to actually be recognized. Most companies look at the attitude and personality of an individual as well as the effort put in when considering their permanent role in the company; more so in terms of promotions and salary increments. I could never understand where this strong crippling sense of entitlement comes from; it has always left me puzzled!
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