Gen Y Bosses Proving to Be Unpopular

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Managers from the age group labeled Gen Y received astoundingly unfavorable marks in a recent survey conducted by the global professional services firm Ernst & Young.

If you think your boss is entitled and self-serving, the odds are if he or she is between the ages of 18 and 32, everybody else does too.

Managers from the age group labeled Gen Y received astoundingly unfavorable marks in a recent survey conducted by the global professional services firm Ernst & Young.

To be fair, 87 percent of the young managers were new to their roles, so it could be in part lack of experience.

Gen Y workers make up an estimated one third of the total workforce and 68 percent of them are seen as being “entitled and concerned primarily about individual promotion”.

One big issue is that the entitled are more prone to frustration and lashing out at coworkers.

The frustration often stems from how they interpret praise given to coworkers. As they deem themselves superior, they often see kudos for others as an act of inequity.

What that adds up to is a decreased likelihood that they’ll lead effectively or offer much support to those who work beneath them.

The Ernst & Young report wasn’t all bad news, though. The survey also revealed that the group is regarded as being tech savvy, great with social media, and naturally adept at diversity.

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