They often feel entitled to a level of respect and rewards that aren’t in line with their actual ability and effort levels, and so they might not get the level of respect and rewards they are expecting.” For those hiring members of Gen Y, Harvey suggests asking the interview question, “Do you feel you are generally superior to your coworkers/classmates/etc., and if so, why?” He says that “if the candidate answers yes to the first part but struggles with the ‘why,’ there may be an entitlement issue.By Danette Parsley | November 7, 2017 What can schools do to get the most out of their school improvement efforts? We created the 6 1 Trait Writing Model of Instruction & Assessment to help educators provide clear, consistent, and evidence-based feedback on student writing.On our blog, Danette Parsley writes on how one of the latest trends in education reform is one we’ve seen before: continuous improvement. This time around, school leaders have access to an array of emerging strategies that can make today’s continuous improvement efforts more robust. Many schools and districts are beginning to emphasize students’ writing skills across the curriculum.Lucy’s Depression Era grandparents were obsessed with economic security and raised her parents to build practical, secure careers.
Great careers take years of blood, sweat and tears to build—even the ones with no flowers or unicorns on them—and even the most successful people are rarely doing anything that great in their early or mid-20s. Paul Harvey, a University of New Hampshire professor and GYPSY expert, has researched this, finding that Gen Y has “unrealistic expectations and a strong resistance toward accepting negative feedback,” and “an inflated view of oneself.” He says that “a great source of frustration for people with a strong sense of entitlement is unmet expectations.To provide some context, let’s start by bringing Lucy’s parents into the discussion: Lucy’s parents were born in the 50s—they’re Baby Boomers.They were raised by Lucy’s grandparents, members of the G. Generation, or “the Greatest Generation,” who grew up during the Great Depression and fought in World War II, and were most definitely not GYPSYs.Only issue is this one thing: Lucy’s kind of unhappy.To get to the bottom of why, we need to define what makes someone happy or unhappy in the first place.