In response to my WND column The Snowflake Generation Strikes Again, I received an email from a woman I'll call "Jane" which was so extraordinary, I asked permission to post it:
I am a team leader on one team at work and a coordinator of another program. I recently asked my manager to reassign one of the Snowflakes to another programmer. We did not see eye to eye on professionalism. Her name is Marie but "My daddy started calling me Princess when I was a baby and everyone calls me that now."
I told her it was not professional and she would be called Marie or Ms. Last-name. I kid you not! The grown, 23 year old woman started to cry! “I have never been called Marie,” she wailed. I told her to dry her tears and go home until she could come back to work as a mature adult who could handle life as a mature adult and not like Daddy’s Little Princess. I told her she was not a Daddy’s Little Princess here.
She went to HR and complained. I answered her complaint by stating that although she had excellent qualifications, she was handicapped in using them because she acted like a child and I have to handle too many doctors and hospital administrators who act like children to have one working on my team.
They reassigned her and I walked by her area yesterday and everyone referred to her as “Marie.”
I keep thinking about her and my 22 year old granddaughter who was stranded in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. She managed to get out of her office, got to her car and headed home as fast as she could safely go -- she and her dad had planned what she should do when the announcement was sure that it was heading for New Orleans -- she followed the plan exactly so that she was home the day before it made landfall. I could not imagine this young lady as being able to do that on her own. My granddaughter never even called home -- she just headed home and when she got there she called her parents to let them know she was safe at home. The young lady at work I could imagine calling “Daddy, come get me!”
They truly are the snowflake generation.
However, before anyone gets too depressed by the above example, please watch this absolutely hilarious rendition of a song by a talented Gen Y worship leader named Micah Tyler about Millennials. You will laugh yourself silly, guaranteed.
Here's an article about him.