Headteacher slams Millennials' 'one-in-a-million job' expectations

Headteacher slams Millennials' 'one-in-a-million job' expectations

The Head of an elite private school has lambasted the ‘overly mollycoddled’ generation of youngers for their lack of grit and sense of entitlement.

Douglas Robb, the Headmaster of Gresham’s, a Victorian red-brick in rural Norfolk that charges fees of up to £34,000, wrote in a blog post on the schools’ website that the younger “generation has come of age where many more individuals perceive themselves to be ‘one in a million’.”

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Comments (7)

  • Lyndsay
    In my opinion this head teacher is out of touch with today's workplace. Employees can choose where they work, and shouldn't be 'grateful' for a job. I also would want to know what the employer has to offer me - Its a two way relationship. I'm guessing 'not much' would be the employer's response in this case.
  • Alex
    Mon, 12 Mar 2018 5:38pm GMT
    Being a current final year undergraduate student, I would say questions like this should be actively encouraged rather than ridiculed. There's nothing wrong with asking what an employer can offer you since most of an interview is spent telling them what you can offer as an employee.

    More young people want to feel that their work is valued and means something to an organisation. I fail to see why asking questions in an interview makes us picky? We want to work somewhere we enjoy.
  • Helen
    Thu, 8 Mar 2018 11:34am GMT
    I suppose it depends on how it was said. 'What are the best things about working for you?' is better worded in the context of an interview than 'Why should I work for you?'
  • Helen
    Tue, 27 Feb 2018 1:56pm GMT
    He obvs doesn't believe in the law of attraction. Now THAT'S what he should be teaching kids!
  • Anon
    Tue, 27 Feb 2018 1:46pm GMT
    He's deflated because someone asked why they would want to work for him?

    Who's really coming across as entitled in this scenario?

    ‘why should I come and work for you?’ is a completely fair question to ask at any interview, suggesting otherwise comes across as saying people should be falling over themselves in gratitude at the mere possibility of getting a job.

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