The youngsters aren't Gen X. Many of them seem to be Gen E... as in Generation Entitled.
Wil Wheaton twittered this the other day: If high school was "boring" and college was "too hard", don't complain about your "dead end minimum wage" job, twentysomething.
Apparently people were in an uproar, thinking he was dissing people with minimum wage jobs. I got his meaning. I don't know what it is, but I saw it when I taught school. Kids (Not all kids, but enough..) don't want to work for anything.
If you're going to half ass high school... and quit college then half ass an attempt to find a job... you're going to make half assed wages.
But thank god for those that work for their success.