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(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)   Teens walk on old people's lawns. Old people take teen's jobs in record numbers. Old people can afford nicer lawns. And the circle of life is complete   (post-gazette.com) divider line 61
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2012-05-13 04:25:16 PM
Old people take teen's jobs in record numbers

how many oldsters does it take to do the jobs of one teenager? how many jobs is the teen working?
 
2012-05-13 04:37:27 PM
most of our night shift security guards are over age 65. nice folks...but if someone ever really wanted to break in here and steal a couple/few million in computer equipment the guards would be next to useless.

oh, and f*ck sticking around. someone breaks in here they can take whatever the hell they want 'cause my ass is running out the fire escape and calling the cops from 2 miles down the gotdamn road.
 
2012-05-13 04:44:22 PM
There isn't a hard cap on the number of jobs. More old people working does not necessarily mean less young people working.
 
2012-05-13 04:45:39 PM

Weaver95: most of our night shift security guards are over age 65. nice folks...but if someone ever really wanted to break in here and steal a couple/few million in computer equipment the guards would be next to useless.

oh, and f*ck sticking around. someone breaks in here they can take whatever the hell they want 'cause my ass is running out the fire escape and calling the cops from 2 miles down the gotdamn road.


The purpose of those security guards isn't to physically stop somebody from stealing, they are there to call the police if they see anything that isn't right. That is the purpose for unarmed security.
 
2012-05-13 04:55:22 PM
Any reporter who uses the following: "Battered retirement investments have led older workers to stay in, or re-enter, the workforce." is farking retarded. The market is well above where it was before the crash. The only way gramps is still effected by the crash is if he withdrew his full investments. The older people working is more than likely from jackasses not saving anything for retirement believing SS was enough. Fark them.
 
2012-05-13 04:57:22 PM
Dennis Jacobe, chief economist for Gallup Inc. in North Carolina, said his organization has been tracking the same trends and working to understand what's going on.

"There are a couple of different factors," he said. "After the recession and financial crisis, a lot of older Americans lost their retirement nest eggs." Those workers don't have the time needed to recover their investments, so they have to go back to work.

...

Dennis Jacobe is an idiot. Once again, the Stock Market is at or above where it was previous to the crash. Only those who withdrew everything or were depending on housing equity (always a bad idea) are still effected.
 
2012-05-13 05:03:35 PM

ongbok: The purpose of those security guards isn't to physically stop somebody from stealing, they are there to call the police if they see anything that isn't right. That is the purpose for unarmed security.


the bad guys would have half the computer room emptied out before the guards woke up and noticed something was wrong....
 
2012-05-13 05:09:17 PM

JasonOfOrillia: There isn't a hard cap on the number of jobs. More old people working does not necessarily mean less young people working.


Yeah, but if I can hire a nice hard working 65 year old who will show up sober and on time every day over an entitled 19 year old prick, I'm going with the old fart every time.
 
2012-05-13 05:24:52 PM

Weaver95: most of our night shift security guards are over age 65. nice folks...but if someone ever really wanted to break in here and steal a couple/few million in computer equipment the guards would be next to useless.


But with old guys, you get two for the price of one.
 
2012-05-13 05:26:17 PM
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Dammit
 
2012-05-13 05:34:04 PM

Mr. Eugenides: JasonOfOrillia: There isn't a hard cap on the number of jobs. More old people working does not necessarily mean less young people working.

Yeah, but if I can hire a nice hard working 65 year old who will show up sober and on time every day over an entitled 19 year old prick, I'm going with the old fart every time.


Right but at that point the old workers and the young workers become less-than-fungible commodities.
 
2012-05-13 05:38:20 PM
I work with a guy that is on his third career. He is working 15 years past his retirement date so he can cash in his "Golden Ticket". He wonders why his 30 YO son (who still lives at home) can't find a job.

/ Fo Real Real
 
2012-05-13 05:54:55 PM
I thought that we were "stealing" the young punk's SSI, but apparently we're contributing to their fund.

I'm old and now I'm disappointed.
 
2012-05-13 05:57:48 PM

MyRandomName: Any reporter who uses the following: "Battered retirement investments have led older workers to stay in, or re-enter, the workforce." is farking retarded. The market is well above where it was before the crash. The only way gramps is still effected by the crash is if he withdrew his full investments. The older people working is more than likely from jackasses not saving anything for retirement believing SS was enough. Fark them.


So every fund tied to a 401k is back to what it was? Is that what you are saying? Because I don't think that's the case.
 
2012-05-13 05:58:14 PM
TFA does not cite even one job category in which seniors are displacing teens.
 
2012-05-13 05:59:02 PM
We're going to be fine. Once all the baby boomers start dying off, we'll get back to equilibrium.
 
2012-05-13 06:10:26 PM

majestic: MyRandomName: Any reporter who uses the following: "Battered retirement investments have led older workers to stay in, or re-enter, the workforce." is farking retarded. The market is well above where it was before the crash. The only way gramps is still effected by the crash is if he withdrew his full investments. The older people working is more than likely from jackasses not saving anything for retirement believing SS was enough. Fark them.

So every fund tied to a 401k is back to what it was? Is that what you are saying? Because I don't think that's the case.


Mine is 11% above contributions. I let it sit during the recession. Had 2 companies go bankrupt but diversification works.
 
2012-05-13 06:12:49 PM

smells_like_meat: majestic: MyRandomName: Any reporter who uses the following: "Battered retirement investments have led older workers to stay in, or re-enter, the workforce." is farking retarded. The market is well above where it was before the crash. The only way gramps is still effected by the crash is if he withdrew his full investments. The older people working is more than likely from jackasses not saving anything for retirement believing SS was enough. Fark them.

So every fund tied to a 401k is back to what it was? Is that what you are saying? Because I don't think that's the case.

Mine is 11% above contributions. I let it sit during the recession. Had 2 companies go bankrupt but diversification works.


Well, good for you. I just don't think that everyone who lost a significant percentage of their 401k is "back in the black".
 
2012-05-13 06:29:42 PM

They_no_kill_BakBak: We're going to be fine. Once all the baby boomers start dying off, we'll get back to equilibrium.


We old farts have better healthcare than you whippersnappers, and you young punks have your arteries so plugged with fast food you'll probably die first, anyway. So, HA HA!
 
2012-05-13 06:38:09 PM

majestic: Well, good for you. I just don't think that everyone who lost a significant percentage of their 401k is "back in the black".


Mine is down, pretty much no matter what time frame you look at, 1yr, 2yr, 5yr, 10yr.

But I'm unusual--as we know, everyone on Fark are expert stock/fund pickers and have to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2012-05-13 06:39:54 PM

Weaver95: most of our night shift security guards are over age 65. nice folks...but if someone ever really wanted to break in here and steal a couple/few million in computer equipment the guards would be next to useless.

oh, and f*ck sticking around. someone breaks in here they can take whatever the hell they want 'cause my ass is running out the fire escape and calling the cops from 2 miles down the gotdamn road.


You'd be surprised how true this is in the industry as a whole.

When I was in banking the central vault for our state was guarded by pairs of guys, always mid-50's or later. The younger guys were sent to the branches.

When the deliveries would show up from the Fed I was always amazed they never got robbed.
 
2012-05-13 06:43:15 PM

smells_like_meat: I thought that we were "stealing" the young punk's SSI, but apparently we're contributing to their fund.

I'm old and now I'm disappointed.


Or just contributing to your own since ss has been in the red since 2010
 
2012-05-13 06:44:57 PM
Used to be you could "start in the mail room" and climb the ladder. Now it's not uncommon to see the president and all C-level executives over 80 years old, and all the VPs in their seventies, greedily clinging to their jobs rather than gracefully retiring and making way for the next generation. The effect: Everyone down the ladder is stalled, waiting for the one above them to either die or move up.

The excuse is always the same, too: I simply CAN'T retire! I have such specialized knowledge/skills that the company would fall apart if I left!! The younger people don't know anything and couldn't possibly do the job!!!
 
2012-05-13 06:50:17 PM

stiletto_the_wise: Used to be you could "start in the mail room" and climb the ladder. Now it's not uncommon to see the president and all C-level executives over 80 years old, and all the VPs in their seventies, greedily clinging to their jobs rather than gracefully retiring and making way for the next generation. The effect: Everyone down the ladder is stalled, waiting for the one above them to either die or move up.

The excuse is always the same, too: I simply CAN'T retire! I have such specialized knowledge/skills that the company would fall apart if I left!! The younger people don't know anything and couldn't possibly do the job!!!


Check out how many school teachers are still going strong after 30+ years on the job. Their retirement (at least around here) is based on their last 3 years earnings. If you know that there will be a 10% raise next year, why retire this year?
 
2012-05-13 07:07:50 PM
We have rather a lot more physically capable "old people" now than at any point in history. Many of them choose to not stare at the pennies in their bank accounts all day.

Did no one see this coming? C'mon.
 
2012-05-13 07:19:19 PM

smells_like_meat: majestic: MyRandomName: Any reporter who uses the following: "Battered retirement investments have led older workers to stay in, or re-enter, the workforce." is farking retarded. The market is well above where it was before the crash. The only way gramps is still effected by the crash is if he withdrew his full investments. The older people working is more than likely from jackasses not saving anything for retirement believing SS was enough. Fark them.

So every fund tied to a 401k is back to what it was? Is that what you are saying? Because I don't think that's the case.

Mine is 11% above contributions. I let it sit during the recession. Had 2 companies go bankrupt but diversification works.


Well that's the thing about living on a fixed income. You either need to take some money out or go back to work. Not everybody retires independently wealthy where they can sit for a couple of years to ride out a bad stretch of the market.
 
2012-05-13 07:20:34 PM
And the question is, why are they hiring the older folks over the teens? Could it be experience, loyalty to the job, they show up for work, and in general better work ethics?
Older folks don't need your benefits and most are working for beer money or just plain something to do. Besides dying of boredom watching Murder She Wrote re-runs all day sucks.
 
2012-05-13 07:22:28 PM

stiletto_the_wise: majestic: Well, good for you. I just don't think that everyone who lost a significant percentage of their 401k is "back in the black".

Mine is down, pretty much no matter what time frame you look at, 1yr, 2yr, 5yr, 10yr.

But I'm unusual--as we know, everyone on Fark are expert stock/fund pickers and have to be at the gym in 26 minutes.


Older folks have to take distributions when the market is down, they don't get to let their 401k ride through the bad times.
 
2012-05-13 07:23:46 PM

MyRandomName: Any reporter who uses the following: "Battered retirement investments have led older workers to stay in, or re-enter, the workforce." is farking retarded. The market is well above where it was before the crash. The only way gramps is still effected by the crash is if he withdrew his full investments. The older people working is more than likely from jackasses not saving anything for retirement believing SS was enough. Fark them.


Yeah! Fark anybody who for whatever reason wasn't able to sock enough away to live through all the ups and downs of the market. Fark 'em right in the ass with a bootstrap. That'll teach 'em.
 
2012-05-13 07:24:01 PM

cig-mkr: And the question is, why are they hiring the older folks over the teens? Could it be experience, loyalty to the job, they show up for work, and in general better work ethics?
Older folks don't need your benefits and most are working for beer money or just plain something to do. Besides dying of boredom watching Murder She Wrote re-runs all day sucks.


Its cheaper. Old people already have healthcare,
 
2012-05-13 07:26:57 PM
Old people take teen's jobs in record numbers.

You farked up teens. You trusted capitalism. You think those old people are doing your shiatty jobs cause they like them ?
 
2012-05-13 07:55:55 PM

Weaver95: most of our night shift security guards are over age 65. nice folks...but if someone ever really wanted to break in here and steal a couple/few million in computer equipment the guards would be next to useless.

oh, and f*ck sticking around. someone breaks in here they can take whatever the hell they want 'cause my ass is running out the fire escape and calling the cops from 2 miles down the gotdamn road.


Yeah. That's what some asshole who watches some 75 year old Marine walk by from the alley he's lurking in thinks when he decides to try to mug him.
 
2012-05-13 08:00:20 PM

mcreadyblue: cig-mkr: And the question is, why are they hiring the older folks over the teens? Could it be experience, loyalty to the job, they show up for work, and in general better work ethics?
Older folks don't need your benefits and most are working for beer money or just plain something to do. Besides dying of boredom watching Murder She Wrote re-runs all day sucks.

Its cheaper. Old people already have healthcare,


aren't teens already presumably covered by their parents' healthcare? and teens are presumably healthier.
 
2012-05-13 08:00:26 PM

stiletto_the_wise: Used to be you could "start in the mail room" and climb the ladder. Now it's not uncommon to see the president and all C-level executives over 80 years old, and all the VPs in their seventies, greedily clinging to their jobs rather than gracefully retiring and making way for the next generation. The effect: Everyone down the ladder is stalled, waiting for the one above them to either die or move up.

The excuse is always the same, too: I simply CAN'T retire! I have such specialized knowledge/skills that the company would fall apart if I left!! The younger people don't know anything and couldn't possibly do the job!!!


Right! And those foolish, naive employers, who care far more about sentimentality than profit, continue to keep them around just because they are too tender hearted to fire them, even though the young folks would do a MUCH better job, on account of they're all creative, and free, and shiat., and old people are lazy and stupid and incompetent.
Keep telling yourself that.
 
2012-05-13 08:11:14 PM

jso2897: stiletto_the_wise: Used to be you could "start in the mail room" and climb the ladder. Now it's not uncommon to see the president and all C-level executives over 80 years old, and all the VPs in their seventies, greedily clinging to their jobs rather than gracefully retiring and making way for the next generation. The effect: Everyone down the ladder is stalled, waiting for the one above them to either die or move up.

The excuse is always the same, too: I simply CAN'T retire! I have such specialized knowledge/skills that the company would fall apart if I left!! The younger people don't know anything and couldn't possibly do the job!!!

Right! And those foolish, naive employers, who care far more about sentimentality than profit, continue to keep them around just because they are too tender hearted to fire them, even though the young folks would do a MUCH better job, on account of they're all creative, and free, and shiat., and old people are lazy and stupid and incompetent.
Keep telling yourself that.


"naive employers, who care far more about sentimentality than profit, continue to keep them around just because they are too tender hearted to fire them"

,I'll throw the BS card on that one. There are a lot of companies out there where the bottom line is the driving force. Mars candy has a saying that there are no gray haired folks here. Reason, anyone with 10 tears or so are fired and replaced with a college grad for half the pay. As soon as he starts making real money, he's gone too.
Pepsi and Coke are the same way.
There are no tender hearts in business when there are stockholders watching over their shoulder.
 
2012-05-13 08:13:31 PM

MyRandomName: Any reporter who uses the following: "Battered retirement investments have led older workers to stay in, or re-enter, the workforce." is farking retarded. The market is well above where it was before the crash. The only way gramps is still effected by the crash is if he withdrew his full investments. The older people working is more than likely from jackasses not saving anything for retirement believing SS was enough. Fark them.


It would be justice if you saved all your life then got one illness that bankrupted you so you had to work till you die. Even better, you get fired and a twenty year old is hire to replace you.
 
2012-05-13 08:20:53 PM

MyRandomName: Any reporter who uses the following: "Battered retirement investments have led older workers to stay in, or re-enter, the workforce." is farking retarded. The market is well above where it was before the crash. The only way gramps is still effected by the crash is if he withdrew his full investments. The older people working is more than likely from jackasses not saving anything for retirement believing SS was enough. Fark them.


When you get older, you shift most of your investments to interest-producing ones, like bonds and CDs. Have you seen what those are paying now? They're below inflation. No wonder older people are having to go back to work.
 
2012-05-13 08:23:29 PM

cig-mkr: jso2897: stiletto_the_wise: Used to be you could "start in the mail room" and climb the ladder. Now it's not uncommon to see the president and all C-level executives over 80 years old, and all the VPs in their seventies, greedily clinging to their jobs rather than gracefully retiring and making way for the next generation. The effect: Everyone down the ladder is stalled, waiting for the one above them to either die or move up.

The excuse is always the same, too: I simply CAN'T retire! I have such specialized knowledge/skills that the company would fall apart if I left!! The younger people don't know anything and couldn't possibly do the job!!!

Right! And those foolish, naive employers, who care far more about sentimentality than profit, continue to keep them around just because they are too tender hearted to fire them, even though the young folks would do a MUCH better job, on account of they're all creative, and free, and shiat., and old people are lazy and stupid and incompetent.
Keep telling yourself that.

"naive employers, who care far more about sentimentality than profit, continue to keep them around just because they are too tender hearted to fire them"

,I'll throw the BS card on that one. There are a lot of companies out there where the bottom line is the driving force. Mars candy has a saying that there are no gray haired folks here. Reason, anyone with 10 tears or so are fired and replaced with a college grad for half the pay. As soon as he starts making real money, he's gone too.
Pepsi and Coke are the same way.
There are no tender hearts in business when there are stockholders watching over their shoulder.


Gee, YA THINK?!?!? Your sarcasm detector, dude. Plug it back in.
 
2012-05-13 09:04:04 PM

cig-mkr: Older folks don't need your benefits and most are working for beer money or just plain something to do. Besides dying of boredom watching Murder She Wrote re-runs all day sucks.


My mom works a job on weekends that she does for exactly those reasons. She gets to work with friends of hers, help her friend's business, has fun, and makes a few dollars on the side. She doesn't need to do it, but when he asked if she'd want to she jumped at it.

I don't blame her. Making money and having fun at the same time seems like a great deal.
 
2012-05-13 10:44:27 PM

jso2897: cig-mkr: jso2897: stiletto_the_wise: Used to be you could "start in the mail room" and climb the ladder. Now it's not uncommon to see the president and all C-level executives over 80 years old, and all the VPs in their seventies, greedily clinging to their jobs rather than gracefully retiring and making way for the next generation. The effect: Everyone down the ladder is stalled, waiting for the one above them to either die or move up.

The excuse is always the same, too: I simply CAN'T retire! I have such specialized knowledge/skills that the company would fall apart if I left!! The younger people don't know anything and couldn't possibly do the job!!!

Right! And those foolish, naive employers, who care far more about sentimentality than profit, continue to keep them around just because they are too tender hearted to fire them, even though the young folks would do a MUCH better job, on account of they're all creative, and free, and shiat., and old people are lazy and stupid and incompetent.
Keep telling yourself that.

"naive employers, who care far more about sentimentality than profit, continue to keep them around just because they are too tender hearted to fire them"

,I'll throw the BS card on that one. There are a lot of companies out there where the bottom line is the driving force. Mars candy has a saying that there are no gray haired folks here. Reason, anyone with 10 tears or so are fired and replaced with a college grad for half the pay. As soon as he starts making real money, he's gone too.
Pepsi and Coke are the same way.
There are no tender hearts in business when there are stockholders watching over their shoulder.

Gee, YA THINK?!?!? Your sarcasm detector, dude. Plug it back in.


Damn it, it was unplugged, Thanks. OK, back on track.
/ you did get me though.
 
2012-05-13 11:08:55 PM

cig-mkr: jso2897: cig-mkr: jso2897: stiletto_the_wise: Used to be you could "start in the mail room" and climb the ladder. Now it's not uncommon to see the president and all C-level executives over 80 years old, and all the VPs in their seventies, greedily clinging to their jobs rather than gracefully retiring and making way for the next generation. The effect: Everyone down the ladder is stalled, waiting for the one above them to either die or move up.

The excuse is always the same, too: I simply CAN'T retire! I have such specialized knowledge/skills that the company would fall apart if I left!! The younger people don't know anything and couldn't possibly do the job!!!

Right! And those foolish, naive employers, who care far more about sentimentality than profit, continue to keep them around just because they are too tender hearted to fire them, even though the young folks would do a MUCH better job, on account of they're all creative, and free, and shiat., and old people are lazy and stupid and incompetent.
Keep telling yourself that.

"naive employers, who care far more about sentimentality than profit, continue to keep them around just because they are too tender hearted to fire them"

,I'll throw the BS card on that one. There are a lot of companies out there where the bottom line is the driving force. Mars candy has a saying that there are no gray haired folks here. Reason, anyone with 10 tears or so are fired and replaced with a college grad for half the pay. As soon as he starts making real money, he's gone too.
Pepsi and Coke are the same way.
There are no tender hearts in business when there are stockholders watching over their shoulder.

Gee, YA THINK?!?!? Your sarcasm detector, dude. Plug it back in.

Damn it, it was unplugged, Thanks. OK, back on track.
/ you did get me though.


Look - I feel apologetic about this. I hate to be the curmugeon. But seriously, kiddies - there's a reason for this.
Pretend you are our boss. We are (in your scenario) equally qualified. You are younger, smarter, healthier, and more likely to give a good ROI than I am.
And yet, the boss keeps, or hires me.
Do you think that is because the boss is just a sentimental old softie who likes old folks?
 
2012-05-13 11:18:13 PM
Got mine, screw you Junior! I need to maintain my unsustainable lifestyle at any cost!

People used to want a better life for their kids.
 
2012-05-13 11:29:57 PM

Corporate Self: Got mine, screw you Junior! I need to maintain my unsustainable lifestyle at any cost!

People used to want a better life for their kids.


Actually, it's more like "Took mine, screw you, Junior!" - the elderly aren't working because they need to add seat covers to their Bentleys. They're working because Medicare just doesn't go far enough, Social Security doesn't cover enough, their 401Ks were cleaned out by greedy speculators, and they still need to eat.

Get used to it, kids. Thankfully, more & more of you have fewer & fewer useful skills, so the older folks have a better chance of finding (and keeping) work. If your parents hadn't trashed the economy, you would've had a better chance of finding a job you could resent - instead, Grandpa is now doing it to keep food on the table as his medical bills skyrocket and his investments, if they still even exist, get used as fodder to bump a shareholder's dividend a few cents.
 
2012-05-13 11:36:08 PM

Corporate Self: Got mine, screw you Junior! I need to maintain my unsustainable lifestyle at any cost!

People used to want a better life for their kids.


You aren't paying attention, as usual, are you, junior?
In every possible respect, all things being equal, you are a better candidate for the job than I am. Why does the boss want me, and not you? Maybe because you are lazy, stupid, slow, self-deluded, self-indulgent, spoiled, and have the work habits of a crack-addicted wombat? Wise up, you sorry f**king little girl!! Employers hate you because you are SELFISH. All that Ayn Rand shiat you learned that you thought would make you a more productive human being? It actually just makes you an asshole.
Learn teamwork. Learn self-sacrifice. Learn maturity. Then, you will be employable.
Nobody wants to hire some teenage punk who thinks he's John Galt.
 
2012-05-13 11:42:53 PM

jso2897: Pretend you are our boss. We are (in your scenario) equally qualified. You are younger, smarter, healthier, and more likely to give a good ROI than I am.
And yet, the boss keeps, or hires me.
Do you think that is because the boss is just a sentimental old softie who likes old folks?


It's not a matter of young people competing with old people for the exact same job. It's about entrenched management stuffing the corporate ladder, so nobody below them may advance.
 
2012-05-14 02:52:52 AM
There's a few older people at my job. Nice folks, much more pleasant to work with than a bunch of stupid kids. Older people have better work ethic, at least around here.
 
2012-05-14 03:57:02 AM

jso2897: Corporate Self: Got mine, screw you Junior! I need to maintain my unsustainable lifestyle at any cost!

People used to want a better life for their kids.

You aren't paying attention, as usual, are you, junior?
In every possible respect, all things being equal, you are a better candidate for the job than I am. Why does the boss want me, and not you? Maybe because you are lazy, stupid, slow, self-deluded, self-indulgent, spoiled, and have the work habits of a crack-addicted wombat? Wise up, you sorry f**king little girl!! Employers hate you because you are SELFISH. All that Ayn Rand shiat you learned that you thought would make you a more productive human being? It actually just makes you an asshole.
Learn teamwork. Learn self-sacrifice. Learn maturity. Then, you will be employable.
Nobody wants to hire some teenage punk who thinks he's John Galt.


1/10
 
2012-05-14 05:23:37 AM

jso2897: Corporate Self: Got mine, screw you Junior! I need to maintain my unsustainable lifestyle at any cost!

People used to want a better life for their kids.

You aren't paying attention, as usual, are you, junior?
In every possible respect, all things being equal, you are a better candidate for the job than I am. Why does the boss want me, and not you? Maybe because you are lazy, stupid, slow, self-deluded, self-indulgent, spoiled, and have the work habits of a crack-addicted wombat? Wise up, you sorry f**king little girl!! Employers hate you because you are SELFISH. All that Ayn Rand shiat you learned that you thought would make you a more productive human being? It actually just makes you an asshole.
Learn teamwork. Learn self-sacrifice. Learn maturity. Then, you will be employable.
Nobody wants to hire some teenage punk who thinks he's John Galt.


This is a great example of how age does not equal wisdom, maturity, knowledge, or insight. Give the kid a break, this guy hasn't upgraded his skill set since Reagan was in office.
 
2012-05-14 06:50:05 AM
Actually, age DOES (often) equal maturity, wisdom and insight. Why? Experience, something kids usually lack. The real problem is most jobs that the older people are 'taking' from kids pay crap.
 
2012-05-14 07:15:32 AM

gadian: jso2897: Corporate Self: Got mine, screw you Junior! I need to maintain my unsustainable lifestyle at any cost!

People used to want a better life for their kids.

You aren't paying attention, as usual, are you, junior?
In every possible respect, all things being equal, you are a better candidate for the job than I am. Why does the boss want me, and not you? Maybe because you are lazy, stupid, slow, self-deluded, self-indulgent, spoiled, and have the work habits of a crack-addicted wombat? Wise up, you sorry f**king little girl!! Employers hate you because you are SELFISH. All that Ayn Rand shiat you learned that you thought would make you a more productive human being? It actually just makes you an asshole.
Learn teamwork. Learn self-sacrifice. Learn maturity. Then, you will be employable.
Nobody wants to hire some teenage punk who thinks he's John Galt.

This is a great example of how age does not equal wisdom, maturity, knowledge, or insight. Give the kid a break, this guy hasn't upgraded his skill set since Reagan was in office.


About the response I expected. Well, I can't really blame you - your generation HAS gotten screwed blue - just not in the way you think you have.
But you had better quit bullshiatting yourselves, and you'd better start going to the polls and voting, for a change. Otherwise, there ain't a damn thing I can do for you.
But you won't. You'll keep reading Ayn Rand, and calling yourself "Libertarian" or some other joke shiat, and voting Republican - and then biatching as your paycheck shrinks every year. And, of course, blaming me.
Who you gonna blame when I'm dead, sweetie?
 
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