I agree, whole heartedly, that some if not the majority of employers, companies and corporations have taken things to the extreme regarding expectation and how they perceive their own importance in the whole scheme of things so I'll give you that. Also the fact that I believe that most people try to peak at 25 it seems. I once took a step back at my folks and my Grandparents. It was harder to do this with my Grandparents since they were already in their 60's when I came along. What I saw though was that my folks really didn't come into their own until they were the age or a bit older than I am now. But they certainly took things far more seriously and dedicated themselves to doing something long before they reached 30. Which is the age the report brought up. But it's expectation's and those expectations are part of the discussion.
As an employer I expect a fair days work for a fair days pay and am owed that by all my employees. Past, present and future. Shouldn't I be able to do this at the least? It is not and should not be in their job description to play with computer games, surf the net, talk to friends, etc on my dime unless they are capable of and have completed the assigned tasks according to the deadlines. And then some. Praise? I'll be happy to and have provided praise when and where it was due. Sometimes even not when morale needed to be bolstered. BUt I also believe we've become to expect too much when not really warranted like doing the job you're being paid to perform. More often that not it seems that folks want praise for just showing up on time 50% of the time.
If much of this does come to fruition where does it leave our future? Not only with-in our own borders but our standing world wide. Heck that's already almost reached a point of being unrepairable. I don't know about you but I'm already more than halfway thru with things on this earth. So what am I to expect as I get even older and have to rely on many of these folks to perform tasks that are vital to my very existance?
It sees that as every generation has prospered it has left something behind in the wake of that prosperity. Almost to the point of being a casualty. We're loosing our standing, our business, our jobs and our whole way of living because people are content to rest on their laurels or take a non agressive or non proactive approach.
I'm not saying to not enjoy yourself or your job. It's also not like I've had more than my fair share of employment opportunities yet I have always remaind focused on doing the job. Even when I was in my early 20's I was focused on the job. But there's a difference between being or not being a productive member of society in a timely fashion. Especially since by the time most of these kids figure it out the job they wanted is gonna be gone and that's when they become a burden to the very society they are supposed to be contributing to. Mom, Dad and their money ain't gonna last forever.
I also believe that the phone calls left me scratching more than my head. That was beyond lunacy.