Entitlement Mentality? Who makes the rules, the employee or the employer? In the real world, the employer makes the rules. The employee is paid by the employer to do what the employer wants. If the employee decides they don't like this arrangement, they seek employment elsewhere. The employer is not forced to change the rules or expectations to suit the employee. I don't understand the entitlement mentality. Can anyone help me understand what entitles the employee (hourly, management, union, non-union) to tell the employer what the rules and expectations should be?