We need to all start using the line "just because you are feeling [fill in the blank] doesn’t mean you get to [fll in the blank] with the the new young ones. They are the most self-centered generation yet, and I’ve seen a lot of them. This group seems to think they should be able to go through life wrapped in pillows, fed strawberries, and licked by puppies.
Try hiring one. We are in a kinda cool scientific field. Lots of kids grow up saying they want to be us. Actually had one new college graduate exclaim when I called to ask where they were, “What? You mean I have to be there every day?” They quit. Had another one literally whine the job they already had a degree in and was in graduate school for was too “hard” because it meant walking around outdoors and doing physical labor. How did they think all the research got done? They were gone after they cussed out their director when asked to keep going.
It’s happening all over in other fields. Talk to somebody in the trades and it’s worse. Jobs are backed out a year because they can’t find the summer help they used to. And when they get lucky and find a kid, same thing after a day or two, “too hard.” Whereever did they get the idea aching muscles are fatal?
My forehead is flat from banging on my desk.