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Podcast: Why are Millenials Entitled and What can we do About it?

4 MIN READ

Entitled Millenials


 

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That being said, why do people say that millennials are entitled?

Apple thinks that it can be boiled down to how our parents pampered us. How they made sure that we won’t experience the hardships that they did when they were young.

Another point worth noting is the rise of digital. Things were definitely tougher before.
She further shares that humans, in general, are entitled. We think that life is supposed to be that easy.

And at the end of the day, it’s a lie.

Life is tough.

I personally think that social media fuels a lot of the entitlement that we already have.

And in that case, you can say that It’s not just the millennials, but all the people, that are entitled.

Take into consideration the 10th commandment. You would already know that people are capable of that kind of mentality, much like jealousy where some people think that they deserve something just because they saw someone have it on social media.

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One of the things that propelled this idea of entitlement is that when most of our parents asked for something from their parents, they didn’t get it. During our generation, our parents provided us with things that we didn’t necessarily ask for primarily for our convenience.

Kevin thinks that that aspect is something we just carried on with us. The idea that our parents pampered us so much that we felt like we deserved such treatment.

You can say that your parents are the people that can have the most influence in your character and your perspective of the world.

Although not necessarily something that you can immediately learn about a person, this is something that anyone that is managing millennials should at least understand.

For those who are actively handling millennials, you can do a lot of things to remedy this entitlement mentality.

As people who are part of the management, you have the advantage of having this forced respect where the millennial team members are forced to listen to you. You have a platform to talk to them.

Make relationships. When you create relationships, millennials are susceptible to putting their guard down, they ask what exactly this person is trying to teach me.

When you talk about personal wisdom, it can affect them on a deeper level.

We must keep in mind that even with how easy it is to communicate with people nowadays, people are growing more distant in terms of intimate wisdom.

For SEO Hacker, one of the main reasons that helps keep entitlement at bay is us writing down and living out our core values.
One of our core values is grit. Which means that you have the resilience and the tenacity to keep moving forward despite all odds. Mistakes are nothing more than opportunities to get better. And that the world is not a wonderland that will make sure you’re happy all the time.

Nobody needs entitlement. It’s one of the things that is not needed in the workplace. It’s bunched together with things like gossip. It’s something that we, as the management, need to keep it at bay.

 

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Podcast: Why do Millenials Leave Abruptly, Early and Often

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Millenials quit


 

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Onto the next question, we discussed why exactly millennials leave early, leave abruptly, and hop jobs.

Aside from the lack of recognition, which has already been discussed in-depth just a while ago, another reason is that some millennials get overworked because they’re asked to do additional tasks that are not part of their job description.

This means they’ll have to juggle their main responsibilities and the extra tasks, while also being compensated for just the job that they applied for.

That being said, this is only bad when the person given the responsibilities does not want them, and only expected to work within the job description.

It’s different, however, when it’s the individual that took the initiative to ask for additional work because it’s a means to grow even more. Kevin believes that doing something that isn’t necessarily your responsibility is a means to facilitate amazing growth. This is because you develop grit, negotiating and a lot more.

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Apple further iterates that even though taking in other tasks can facilitate growth, the team member should still know their own limits and communicate it properly to the management.

And if they can’t do so face-to-face, then they should use a tool, such as Teamstrr, to do it.

There is also an abundance of choices. Putting it in a dating perspective, the experience that our parents had was definitely way harder compared to today with different apps and social media sites that facilitate socializing.

We are at an age where options are freely given and handed out to you. Having so many options invalidates the notion of being committed by choice. Commitment is one of the biggest factors. And it can often be stemmed from either them having more options, or because they’ve been hurt before.

Kevin’s most recent experience was the former. Millennials may seem incredibly altruistic, but there are some of them that truly care—that have empathy. But there will almost always be that individual that will jump ship as soon as a bigger, better opportunity arises.

This is most common when an applicant has already been accepted, a deal has been made, but they won’t show up on the first day saying something came up.

Apple argued that this can be connected to the first topic of the day, which is that these millennials are not as passionate as they think they are for the job they applied for. the millennials are passionate about themselves, as they want the best for them.

Millennials might just be the most self-serving workforce because they’re comfortable with how they’re already living.
To me, that’s just being lazy. And it’s not really something that can be logically answered as each Millennial has their own mindset.

A more significant discussion would be:

With all this knowledge, how can we prevent this from happening?

Kevin suggested to curb the aspect of commitment from them, the applicants, to us, the company. One of the ways to do that is by forcing them to come using the bonds and rules. By clearly setting expectations and rules.

That if the individual doesn’t come, there will be a consequence for that. This is something that you have to tell them explicitly.

This is one of the reasons why Apple, during our interview process, states, right from the get-go, that we expect loyalty. That they’ll be with us for at least 2 ½ years. Anything less is not optimal.

One of the ways we have prevented this from happening is by elongating the application process. It’s now composed of 6 steps over the course of a few days. Once an applicant reaches the final interview and gets accepted, they will almost surely show up on their first day of work.

That being said, there are some rare cases that even when they finish the interview process, they don’t show up, showing that there’s no perfect application procedure.

Some say it’s because millennials feel that they deserve something more than just the offer that is brought to them. Oftentimes, this sense of entitlement can really convince them to keep on hopping from one job to another.

That being said, why do people say that millennials are entitled?

Apple thinks that it can be boiled down to how our parents pampered us. How they made sure that we won’t experience the hardships that they did when they were young.

Another point worth noting is the rise of digital. Things were definitely tougher before.
She further shares that humans, in general, are entitled. We think that life is supposed to be that easy.

And at the end of the day, it’s a lie.

Life is tough.