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Why is it so hard for young people to find a job?

12 Apr

WINTERY KNIGHT

Young people have a sense of entitlement Young people have a sense of entitlement

Bloomberg News discusses the “Professionalism in the Workplace” survey of human resources specialists from York College of Pennsylvania.

Forty-nine percent of [those surveyed] stated that less than half of new employees “exhibit professionalism in their first year.” More than half (53 percent) have noticed “a sense of entitlement” rising among younger workers; almost 45 percent have seen a “worsening of the work ethic,” including “too casual of an attitude toward work” and “not understanding what hard work is.”

Younger workers believe they can multitask and remain productive, the human-resources people told the York researchers. Thirty-eight percent of respondents blamed multitasking for the lack of “focus” among younger workers. The authors of the study explained that the younger generation “believes that it is possible to multi-task effectively” and that using social media, for example, is an efficient way to communicate. In interviews, the applicants check…

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3 Comments

Posted by on April 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

3 responses to “Why is it so hard for young people to find a job?

  1. Eric

    April 13, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Dumbed down, entitled, arrogant idiots produced by American public schools…

    but they’re still a good fit in the dumbed-down, entitled, and arrogant corporate-state.

     
  2. feerikerker

    April 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Eric, you’ve nailed it. Thanks.

     
  3. Will S.

    April 13, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    @ Eric: What feeriker said.

     

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