welcome to the “culture clash”

Basically, you have overachieving children of baby boomers entering the work force, and apparently the results aren’t pretty.

A 22-year-old pharmaceutical employee learned that he was not getting the promotion he had been eyeing. His boss told him he needed to work on his weaknesses first. The Harvard grad had excelled at everything he had ever done, so he was crushed by the news. He told his parents about the performance review, and they were convinced there was some misunderstanding, some way they could fix it, as they’d been able to fix everything before. His mother called the human-resources department the next day. Seventeen times. She left increasingly frustrated messages: “You’re purposely ignoring us”; “you fudged the evaluation”; “you have it in for my son.” She demanded a mediation session with her, her son, his boss, and HR–and got it. At one point, the 22-year-old reprimanded the HR rep for being “rude to my mom.

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~ by wildeyedwonder on February 15, 2006.

One Response to “welcome to the “culture clash””

  1. oh. my. gosh.

    what kind of idiot lets his parents call his work and speak up for him???

    that man will never marry. lol.

    i know a guy like that, and, well. . .. . :-p

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