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The Young Professional’s Guide To The Working World by McDaniel Aaron

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CHAPTER 3Check Your Ego at the Door:Dulling the Sense of Entitlement

What to Expect: Despite an inherent belief many millennials have, we won’t always be able to get what we want at work. We can’t expect to continue to receive recognition just for meeting expectations. This chapter helps you get past the assumption that you will be praised for your accomplishments and that you automatically deserve to be in positions of authority and influence.

It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.

—Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

One of the consequences of such notions as entitlements is that people who have contributed ...

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