If you have a job, you'll find it easy to convince yourself you worked for it, earned, and deserve it. If you don't, it's easy to get bitter because you believe you deserve better. The "entitlement" speech 99% of the time comes from those who have jobs. Speaking of which, Raf, it wasn't so long ago that you found yourself having spent years in a company that was in the process of falling apart from the housing bust and having to look for work all over. I know you worked hard to get your current gig, but opportunity and luck always play a factor. If someone's bitter, the reasons go deep, too deep to really understand or convey in an internet forum. Just because you have a job doesn't give anyone the right to lecture someone who doesn't and blame their current circumstances on their "sense of entitlement."