We got into a discussion about entitled teens last week. Here is Julie's email...
Do you agree or disagree?
I’ve been listening to the show this morning and I have an opinion about all these parents calling trying to get a job for their kids.
First, why aren’t the kids calling if they are the ones who want the job? There are way too many kids now-a-days who think they “deserve” everything. I have a 16 year old daughter and one week after she got her drivers license and an old used car, she was out going door to door asking for employment. She didn’t sit behind a computer and fill out applications or search the internet. She went to the businesses, met the owners and asked for a job. She was hired the following day! She has straight A’s in school and her attendance is outstanding at school. I think those things really play a part in a teen getting a job. An employer is going to much more willing to hire a teenager if they feel they are a “go-getter”!
I also have a niece who is 18 and still doesn’t have a job. She hasn’t gone out and applied, she has only asked family to help her find something. As an employer, this wouldn’t impress me. She does have decent grades, but while in school (she just graduated) she would miss several days of school each month “because she didn’t feel good.” Well, POOOO on that! I don’t “feel good” a lot of times, but I go to work because I made a commitment to my employer when I took the job. It’s what adults do and if these kids want jobs, they need to get off of their lazy, self righteous butts and go out and look for a job and quit expecting one to fall in their laps. They don’t deserve anything. They need to earn what they get and having their parents ask someone to hire them doesn’t impress any employer.
Just my opinion….for what it’s worth. Have a great day!
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