Spoiled rotten by us…or just spoiled?

After writing my previous post on competition and the generations, I came upon a relevant post in the Washington Post’s On Balance blog by Leslie Morgan Steiner. (It’s a blog about work-life balance.) In the post, headlined “Spoiled Rotten (By Us),” Steiner quotes someone about workplace issues between boomers and so-called Millennials (those born after 1981):

“They grew up with an ‘everyone gets a trophy’ sense of entitlement,” one 57-year-old employer says of his 20-something Millennial employees. “They are members of a generation that thinks it should get a trophy just for waking up in the morning.”