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(Today)   Researchers dismayed to find that Gen Y employees are the first to figure out how corporate America really works. I'd finish this headline, but I just got thrown under the bus by Steve in Accounting   (today.com) divider line 35
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2013-09-03 02:11:51 PM  
10 votes:
"YOU, ALRIGHT! I LEARNED IT BY WATCHING YOU!"
2013-09-03 03:02:04 PM  
6 votes:

Rev.K: I'm 34 and I'm not a manager.

Where did I go wrong?


You were born with intelligence and a sense of empathy.
2013-09-03 04:13:10 PM  
5 votes:
They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work.
2013-09-03 03:56:00 PM  
5 votes:

Intrepid00: DamnYankees: What's Generation Y again? Is that me?

It tells you in article.


I can't be bothered to read that. Laziness in clicking is a trait of whatever generation I'm a part of.
2013-09-03 04:28:48 PM  
4 votes:

zedster: FTA:The good news is that Gen Y members are perceived as tech savvy, and smart about ways to leverage social media

Social Media != tech savvy

The number of people my age I know who are inept when it comes to computers and tech is amazing. Oh! I might have to reboot my desktop after I've left a java filled website running for a week? What's that scarey looking black and white text screen?

The ability to upload a video to Facebook is nothing on the tech scale. Most people don't know the first thing about how their microwaves work let alone their computer. It like arguing that a good driver makes a good mechanic. I wonder how many can even create an Excel sheet with formulas?

I would like to see that revenue vs expenditures of social media vs print and TV ad campaigns. So your company created a meme, how many more bottle of Dos XX got sold?

//the term leverage needs to be binned from it's current usage
///going to leverage the cloud to increase synergy as a value proposition to achieve six sigma


We were setting up our new work stations a few months back and I figured "Hey let the kids set them up because they know everything" Two hours later and they managed to figure out how to open the boxes and get everything unwrapped. These things came with instructions and they had everything color coordinated.  Each of the 4 stations should have taken 15 min max to set up. Watching them change a tire gave me hours of enjoyment.
2013-09-03 05:12:50 PM  
3 votes:
www.lamebook.com
2013-09-03 04:41:53 PM  
3 votes:
All you need to know:

i.imgur.com
2013-09-03 04:24:42 PM  
3 votes:

skozlaw: So, basically, the 80s is back minus the goofy hair and shiatty music.

Wait.... Miley Cyrus....

So, basically, the 80s is back.


Wake me when the 90's are back when it was acceptable to dress like a hobo
2013-09-03 02:22:09 PM  
3 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: noone is going to help you when the chips are set to fall.


i43.tinypic.com

"Sorry, mate - you're on your own!"
2013-09-03 06:04:02 PM  
2 votes:

MrJesus: I am seriously going to start copying and pasting this.

I was born in 1983. Hulk Hogan and Reagan told me that communists were bad and trying to kill me. My maps and globes had the USSR on them. I remember "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall". I remember Saddam Hussein and READ MY LIPS, NO NEW TAXES. I was in freaking middle school when grunge peaked.  I was in college when the twin towers fell.

Do not lump me in with someone who grew up with cell phones, zero tolerance, dvrs, and the internet.

Jerks.


The kids coming up now will never understand that feeling of discovering a wrinkly, waterlogged stash of penthouse magazines in the woods. They will never know what it's like to watch the Spice Channel through the scrambler.
2013-09-03 05:06:03 PM  
2 votes:

jankyboy: At my previous firm, we brought in young staff auditors straight out of college. Never have I met a more entitled group of people. Not only did they require constant supervision and hourly feedback, most of them lacked any real drive -- they acted as if everything would be handed to them in due time. Most assumed they would be promoted after "putting in a whole year".

I get tired of reading articles suggesting Gen-X managers/leaders adapt to the Gen-Y'ers. Newsflash... it's a two-way street. It's time Gen-Y realises the corporate world is dog-eat-dog.

Don't get me wrong, there were some strong performers in the bunch, but they were outnumbered by the lazy-asses.


I predict this has been said by every generation about the generation that enters the workforce after it since the entire history of western civilisation.

"Don't mind him - he's generation Sumeria - probably thinks lifting two pyramid blocks a day is what cuts it around here - back in my day the Pharoah would have had him whipped".
2013-09-03 04:17:39 PM  
2 votes:
Newsflash:  Young people make terrible managers because they lack experience.
2013-09-03 04:17:22 PM  
2 votes:
As someone who just got hired on as a program director, for a substantial pay increase, I laugh at your inability to synergize, an upscale, out of the box paradigm, with company cross pollination.

/Actually it's summer camp and retreat center which basically means I'm going to get paid to run around in the woods, play with boats, and hit kids in the face with dodgeballs!
//Life is good.
2013-09-03 04:10:40 PM  
2 votes:
What? People under 35 aren't the best managers? People older than that, maybe in their 40s and 50s are better managers in general? What the hell?
2013-09-03 04:09:21 PM  
2 votes:
So wait, people who are managers by the time they hit their 20s and 30s tend to be selfish and concerned with individual promotion? youdontsay.jpg
2013-09-03 04:09:19 PM  
2 votes:

DamnYankees: Intrepid00: DamnYankees: What's Generation Y again? Is that me?

It tells you in article.

I can't be bothered to read that. Laziness in clicking is a trait of whatever generation I'm a part of.


Generation Y-bother?

/we've been waiting for you
//or not
///whatever
2013-09-03 02:41:33 PM  
2 votes:
FTA:The good news is that Gen Y members are perceived as tech savvy, and smart about ways to leverage social media

Social Media != tech savvy

The number of people my age I know who are inept when it comes to computers and tech is amazing. Oh! I might have to reboot my desktop after I've left a java filled website running for a week? What's that scarey looking black and white text screen?

The ability to upload a video to Facebook is nothing on the tech scale. Most people don't know the first thing about how their microwaves work let alone their computer. It like arguing that a good driver makes a good mechanic. I wonder how many can even create an Excel sheet with formulas?

I would like to see that revenue vs expenditures of social media vs print and TV ad campaigns. So your company created a meme, how many more bottle of Dos XX got sold?

//the term leverage needs to be binned from it's current usage
///going to leverage the cloud to increase synergy as a value proposition to achieve six sigma
2013-09-03 09:52:19 PM  
1 votes:

ph0rk: imgod2u: Tech savvy != knowing the inner workings of a computer.

To navigate the world today, the vast majority of cases involving technology does not require knowing how to create formulas in Excel nor being able to unmount network drives in Powershell. The vast majority of use cases for today's use of tech is being able to communicate through various social platforms at once, targeting and adjusting your feed and updates to the liking of your audience.

While the analogy of driver vs mechanic is valid, what most tasks requires today (and in the past as well) are good drivers, not good mechanics.

While this may be true, the world is still filled with people (of all ages) who couldn't google the directions out of a wet paper bag. A bit part of knowledge is knowing what you don't know and knowing how to find it. Crafting good search engine queries is a critical job skill and students fail at it again and again.

If I say something like "What is $20 in 1970 worth in today's dollars?" I expect one person in a room of 20 holding laptops to be able to figure it out in under five minutes. That's sad.


$120.48, got it in less than 20 seconds. Hiring?

/A couple interviews away from pulling a Chihiro and going "I'M NOT LEAVING UNTIL YOU GIVE ME A JOB"
//I've already worked for Yubaba and No-Face
2013-09-03 09:28:46 PM  
1 votes:
37, tripled my salary in 5 years and recently made director of dev so im getting a kick
2013-09-03 08:22:45 PM  
1 votes:
27. Fast tracked management at a fortune 500. I had enough money and power when I was first hired as a mid level software developer, nevermind where I'm at now.

Seriously. I'm looking at buying a second house so I have one to commute from during the week and a better one in the country (which I already own outright) for weekends. I can't spend my money as fast as they give it to me.

The only reason I tolerate promotion is because I think I can help this place be less awful, more profitable and so I can advocate for my worthy contemporaries and former colleagues.
2013-09-03 07:05:17 PM  
1 votes:
I think they use this exact same article every generation, just moving each generation up a notch.

"Those darned elementary school children.  All they ever think about is recess.  They are not in any way like serious high school students, or determined college students.  What will become of society when the elementary school children are in college and they expect recess breaks all the time?  Woe is us."
2013-09-03 06:05:20 PM  
1 votes:

Magnanimous_J: MrJesus: I am seriously going to start copying and pasting this.

I was born in 1983. Hulk Hogan and Reagan told me that communists were bad and trying to kill me. My maps and globes had the USSR on them. I remember "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall". I remember Saddam Hussein and READ MY LIPS, NO NEW TAXES. I was in freaking middle school when grunge peaked.  I was in college when the twin towers fell.

Do not lump me in with someone who grew up with cell phones, zero tolerance, dvrs, and the internet.

Jerks.

The kids coming up now will never understand that feeling of discovering a wrinkly, waterlogged stash of penthouse magazines in the woods. They will never know what it's like to watch the Spice Channel through the scrambler.


Amen, brother. We had to work for our pr0n.
2013-09-03 05:59:52 PM  
1 votes:

Lusiphur: I'm 29 and I've been put into managerial and leadership positions above people twice my age. From my experience (which is not statistically significant, mind you, but worth mentioning), the boomers twice my age were the most recalcitrant, difficult, conniving, and petty employees I have ever worked with.



images.tvrage.com
                        Make the noise, Bundy
2013-09-03 05:34:16 PM  
1 votes:
I'm self employed and my boss is a sexual harassing hard-ass.
2013-09-03 05:23:02 PM  
1 votes:
What to do when a younger boss throws you under the bus and you lose your job: Apply for unemployment and get turned down. Appeal and call that boss as a witness. Ask them difficult questions you can prove in writing, and when they perjure themselves, sue the company using the transcript of the hearing as evidence.

It worked for me. I got a payout, and the brown-nosing satan-skank of a boss got fired. None of this would have happened if I'd been treated fairly.

/Sleeps just fine at night
2013-09-03 04:42:03 PM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: Grand_Moff_Joseph: noone is going to help you when the chips are set to fall.

[i43.tinypic.com image 314x354]

"Sorry, mate - you're on your own!"


Damn!  I was thinking that not only would I get some help with me chips, but it would've come from one of Herman's Hermits!

I was planning to use this pic . . .

userserve-ak.last.fm

. . .  but yours works better.
2013-09-03 04:28:59 PM  
1 votes:

imgod2u: Tech savvy != knowing the inner workings of a computer.

To navigate the world today, the vast majority of cases involving technology does not require knowing how to create formulas in Excel nor being able to unmount network drives in Powershell. The vast majority of use cases for today's use of tech is being able to communicate through various social platforms at once, targeting and adjusting your feed and updates to the liking of your audience.

While the analogy of driver vs mechanic is valid, what most tasks requires today (and in the past as well) are good drivers, not good mechanics.


While this may be true, the world is still filled with people (of all ages) who couldn't google the directions out of a wet paper bag. A bit part of knowledge is knowing what you don't know and knowing how to find it. Crafting good search engine queries is a critical job skill and students fail at it again and again.

If I say something like "What is $20 in 1970 worth in today's dollars?" I expect one person in a room of 20 holding laptops to be able to figure it out in under five minutes. That's sad.
2013-09-03 04:22:50 PM  
1 votes:
So, basically, the 80s is back minus the goofy hair and shiatty music.

Wait.... Miley Cyrus....

So, basically, the 80s is back.

Russ1642: I cringe whenever someone uses the word synergy. I'm not cut out for management.


The talking for the sake of talking is what gets me. As a tech guy my bias is toward action, but if we're going to talk I want to at least talk in solid, meaningful ways using quantifying terms. This bullshiat where some people manage to employed solely for the sake of being employed drives me nuts.
2013-09-03 04:09:25 PM  
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Rev.K: I'm 34 and I'm not a manager.

Where did I go wrong?

Nearly 31, and never want to be a people manager.


yep, i never want to manage people or make decisions.  i love project management!  my group tends to just get re-orged instead of fired.
2013-09-03 04:08:47 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Intrepid00: DamnYankees: What's Generation Y again? Is that me?

It tells you in article.

I can't be bothered to read that. Laziness in clicking is a trait of whatever generation I'm a part of.


That would be Gen X, we're lazy but apathetic.

Y is the one who feels self entitled despite their laziness
2013-09-03 03:08:03 PM  
1 votes:
Complaining about yuppies was more fun and made better movies.
2013-09-03 02:27:45 PM  
1 votes:

Elandriel: I wonder if they are worried about themselves because a shiatload of them are not making enough money to make ends meet and watching completely unequal compensation go to the owners and boards of said corporations


i think it's more a case of them being educated in schools that awarded medals for ninth place. they've been coddled since birth and expect to be coddled at work too.

/gen x.
//harumph!
2013-09-03 02:26:17 PM  
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, there go my grammar points for today.  :(


sorry - couldn't resist!
2013-09-03 02:21:55 PM  
1 votes:
That's nice. Now how about ending this little hipster water-cooler meeting and getting the f**k back to work? 'kay, comrades?
2013-09-03 02:16:26 PM  
1 votes:

Rev.K: I'm 34 and I'm not a manager.

Where did I go wrong?


Nearly 31, and never want to be a people manager.
 
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