Yesterday while cruising online I came across an article concerning the level of satisfaction that the "Gen Y" members are gaining from their lives.
The article was based on Tim Urban's observations from his life as a "Gen Y'er".
The most striking aspect to me as a counselor is that Tim's observations are reminiscent are of many clients of the same age group.
The "Gen Y" group is compromised of individuals born between the late 1970's and mid 1990's.
The main symptoms that individuals in this group is complaining about is the general dissatisfaction with life; especially at work.
These individuals exhibit an unwillingness or lack of desire to do entry level work.
If they agree to do the work they feel as though it is beneath them and in some way they are settling.
This is a significant change from generations passed that accepted the process of starting with entry level work and working one's way through the ranks by gaining education and experience.
The sense of entitlement with this generation seems excessive. It seems to me that individuals here expect that they will not only be more successful than their parents they expect to be more successful sooner. The expect much more than the economy can provide for them. It also seems that they want more without doing the work that their parents put into their careers. At the very least there is a mindset of I'll work hard when I'm getting paid what I feel I am worth.
Please give the article a read and share some thoughts.
You can read the article by clicking here.