Are new college grads getting more and more entitled these days?? I just witnessed a new level of entitled-ness at my work. To give a bit of background, I work at an investment bank and middle of each year, we get our bonuses which usually make up a significant portion of our yearly compensation. The market was down this year so most of us were hoping to get a little less than usual. When I got my number, which was below my expectations, I was a bit annoyed, but still said "thanks very much," "I appreciate it" to my boss because I know I am still making much more than many of my peers. Right after me, two of the first year analysts that just graduated college and have barely worked here for a year, go in to get their numbers. One of them flat out said "Are you joking?" and another one was like "What is this??" I overhear from outside the boss saying "Sorry, but it was the market." The two guys come out and start crying. LITERALLY CRYING!!! These are 2 guys and they're crying in front of everyone! I go over and ask if their bonus was really that bad. By the looks of it, I thought they had gotten no bonus at all. Then they told me they actually got a little less than $50K as their bonus, but were expecting $55K. I wanted to smack their faces! This is their first job and already most people are making less than their bonuses and they're crying about it??? They explain that they worked so hard this year and should deserve what they expected. Since the market was bad - they should have been happy they weren't laid off! Sorry for the rant, but even though I am a few years older than these guys, I can't believe that blatant crying would be accepted anywhere at any workplace, let alone an investment bank filled with dudes, and let alone that they were crying over a 6-figure salary even though they're barely 22 years old.