One of the things that has come up recently is that so many seem to be popping the "Entitle Mint". I'm not sure what happened to the occasional Tic Tac, the ever messy Peppermint Pattie or the endangered species of the Oh-So-Good Andies mint, but it seems many have found an addiction to this new fad.
It baffles me that someone would think they are "too good" for work.
Reality Check - Unless your name is J.K Rowling or you are apart of the C-Suite at Apple, then you are not "above" working.
One of my favorite stories of all time elaborates this fact. In 1961, John F. Kennedy was visiting NASA headquarters for the first time with his entire team. While on the tour, they were being introduced to ACTUAL rocket scientists and probably shown the latest flux-capacitor. Kennedy ended up wondering off and found himself face to face with one of the headquarters janitors, mopping the floor. Kennedy introduced himself and asked him what he did at NASA.
The janitor replied : "I'm helping put a man on the moon".
This story is what it's all about. If your company was filled with teammates like the janitor, you would far exceed the success of others.
No matter if you're a garbage man, the president, a store owner or a janitor.... You need to be the best damn garbage man, the greatest president, the most successful store owner or the most efficient janitor out there. Whatever the task is, it needs to be accomplished with quality and then that is how you move up. You don't walk in stating you won't do something, you walk in showing how great you can accomplish the task.
How people don't realize that technology will soon easily replace those unwilling to do a job is beyond me.
I bet that Janitor never took an Entitled Mint.
C & G