Worker has case of ‘entitlement mentality’? How to cure it

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narcissistic businessmanThe entitlement mentality comes in all colors of the rainbow, from employees complaining if they have to work late, demanding perks, wanting to be consulted before any workplace change is made, and thinking they can do no wrong.

And the entitlement mentality isn’t limited to the stereotypical Millennial who grew up getting a trophy just for showing up or to older or long-term employees who feel that they’ve “paid their dues” and think they can just coast.

One would think that in this economy, people would be grateful to have a job and get a paycheck instead of complaining about actually having to work to earn their paycheck. While your gut may want to scream this at these employees, your head knows better. Here’s what you should do instead to burst employees’ “me me me” bubbles.

Call them on their behavior. Letting it slide gives tacit approval, encouraging employees’ belief that they deserve the entitlement. You must let em...(register to read more)

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