I had to laugh at your blog because, if I'm guessing your age correctly, you would be the same age of the interns I used to manage, and, to quote you, "Just to be clear there is a lack of understanding, knowledge and common sense with this current generation of people just graduating college. Most of them feel they are above doing certain jobs and that they don't need to pay their dues-some lack attention to detail and others just plainly don't care." That's exactly how I felt about my interns when I managed them. They drove me nuts. They came to work with this attitude that they earned their crisp new diplomas so stuffing envelopes was beneath them. They hadn’t learned that there are dues to pay. Some people learned this lesson sooner than others and some people never learned it at all. The danger is that we forget how stupid we were. Emily and you (and me) have both said that there wasn’t anyone around to help you learn your job so you had to learn what to do yourself. That’s just not true. There were people around that helped. Maybe they weren’t your supervisors but there were people who helped you find your way. You were just as annoying to your supervisor as your interns in your company are to you now. Don't try to deny it, because it's true for everyone. Their attitude is not a sign of the times; it's a sign of the stage in life. Think back to those days and remember to provide some leadership to the new kids, because we were all there once.