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Entitled Gen Z workers want raises, promotions just for showing up

I’m ready for my raise, Mr. DeMille. An astonishing 75 percent of Gen Z-ers believe they should be promoted within their first year on the job, according to a new survey of 1,000 young adults between the ages of 18 and 23 by workplace coaching company InsideOut. Born in the mid ’90s to the early aughts, Gen Z-ers are now entering the workforce en masse. But their precocious behavior and eagerness to ask for raises and promotions reeks of diva-like behavior to some. “It’s shocking, I see it all the time,” says career coach Debra Cooper, who charges newly minted college grads between $1,500 and $3,000 to help them land their dream jobs. Cooper says the Gen-Z sense of entitlement starts before they even step foot in the office ...