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(Washington Post)   New study shows that the Millennials' whole "Oh, woe is us, we can't find jobs as easily as our parents" line isn't really worth a trophy. Maybe a certificate for trying? OK, OK, you can have a pin, too   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 202
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2014-01-23 12:16:25 PM

Reverend J: Odd Bird: Reverend J: I've got a PhD in chemistry with experience  and I've been outta work for a year, so yeah, the market kinda sucks right now.

/Hundreds of applications
//Numerous interviews
///If you say "Oh, you're doing x wrong" or, "How 'bout you try y" I'll punch you in the face.

[www.almostseenon.com image 250x250]

That suggestion has been made on several occasions, and there are days I'm tempted.


I hear you, man.  I've been through a few runs of unemployment myself.
 
2014-01-23 12:16:39 PM
Participation ribbons are LIES! My nepwhew always gives his to the worst kid on the team so that kid can have 2.
 
2014-01-23 12:16:58 PM
I'm not saying that millenials aren't entitled or lazy or whatever you want to complain about, but the study that subby links has nothing to do with the headline.  I know that Fark's business model for the last few years has been to copy all of the things Drew biatched about in his book, but is it too much to ask that the headlines are at least somewhat related to the topic at hand?

/yes, yes, welcome to Fark
 
2014-01-23 12:17:33 PM

Superjew: I was a student assistant in the very early '90s when they started giving out awards and recognition certificates to everyone for anything.

I distinctly recall saying to a co-worker, "this will not end well".


Here's the thing, doesn't this actually reflect more that the previous generation was really shiatty at parenting?
 
2014-01-23 12:18:05 PM

ikanreed: The Bunyip: I'd thought the problem wasn't in finding a job but that Millennials felt they should be working 30 hours a week and making six figures after graduating college?

Yeah, no one thinks that.


However, I'd say that a lot of my cohort (I'm in my late 30s) were told by their Boomer parents "just go to college, and you'll do fine", because that was true for their generation.  They just didn't care/didn't realize that the policy decisions they were making to make their own lives easier were sucking the future economic lifeblood out of the middle class.
 
2014-01-23 12:18:49 PM

Superjew: I was a student assistant in the very early '90s when they started giving out awards and recognition certificates to everyone for anything.

I distinctly recall saying to a co-worker, "this will not end well".


What baffles me is that people blame the children for getting those awards and certificates. Like it was their idea. Do people really think the students are in charge of the classroom reward structure?
 
2014-01-23 12:19:14 PM

browntimmy: Superjew: I was a student assistant in the very early '90s when they started giving out awards and recognition certificates to everyone for anything.

I distinctly recall saying to a co-worker, "this will not end well".

Here's the thing, doesn't this actually reflect more that the previous generation was really shiatty at parenting?


Nope. Gotta blame the kids.
 
2014-01-23 12:19:26 PM
I have a good one for this thread already written... Let me dig it out.

I don't get how people can work full time... I mean, a third of your day at work, plus a commute on either end, and maybe an hour in the middle forced out of your life by an unbillable "lunch" hour. All said and done that's at least 12 hours, and then you're expected to sleep a solid 8, leaving you 4 hours to groom, cook, clean, exercise, and socialize. Where in that life are you supposed to develop as a person?

/I only work about 16 hours a week.
//Helps if you aren't making your boss and your bosses boss and your bosses bosses boss rich.
 
2014-01-23 12:21:19 PM

ZeroPly: Anayalator: Anayalator: It's not that they can't find a job as  easily as their parents', it's that they can't find a job as  easy as their parents, which was likely earned through years of busting butt for 25 years.

I said 'years' too many times.

Your post makes absolutely no sense regardless of the number of occurrences of "years" . I tried removing the first "years", then the second, then both. I also tried adding "years" in various places. Nothing works.


option 1: "which was likely earned through busting butt for 25 years"

option 2: "which was likely earned through 25 years of busting butt"

Removing a word sometimes means removing other words too.
 
2014-01-23 12:21:19 PM

wildcardjack: I don't get how people can work full time... I mean, a third of your day at work, plus a commute on either end, and maybe an hour in the middle forced out of your life by an unbillable "lunch" hour. All said and done that's at least 12 hours, and then you're expected to sleep a solid 8, leaving you 4 hours to groom, cook, clean, exercise, and socialize. Where in that life are you supposed to develop as a person?


It's simple.  You can't choose a good option when there are only bad choices.
 
2014-01-23 12:23:31 PM
This new technology destroys young people's ability to remember facts and makes them lazy and ignorant.

The Ancient Greeks on writing, the bane of memory and a terrible threat to the income of epic poets like Homer.

Never bother to remember anything you can look up. --Albert Einstein
 
2014-01-23 12:25:30 PM
I blame unions, child labor laws, OSHA regulation, and the affirmative action
 
2014-01-23 12:26:29 PM

ikanreed: Z-clipped: I know for a fact that things were easier economically for my cohort than for the Millenials because I was alive to see it.

I just want to add things weren't hard for all of us millipedes, because it's a statistical problem, rather than a discrete one.


In my experience, if you had little to no trouble paying for college and finding a good job afterward, chances are you either:

1. Had wealthy parents who paid for your school and helped you get on your feet, or
2. Benefited from the brief bump in salary and demand that a CS afforded during the tech bubble.
 
2014-01-23 12:27:21 PM

wildcardjack: Where in that life are you supposed to develop as a person?


weekends?  multi-tasking during the day?  Do people not socialize with coworkers in your universe?  I could go on...
 
2014-01-23 12:27:36 PM
static.fjcdn.com
 
2014-01-23 12:27:40 PM

brantgoose: This new technology destroys young people's ability to remember facts and makes them lazy and ignorant.

The Ancient Greeks on writing, the bane of memory and a terrible threat to the income of epic poets like Homer.

Never bother to remember anything you can look up. --Albert Einstein


Read the dictionary, throw it in the garbage, and use only the words that you can remember.  --I think I am paraphrasing EB White.
 
2014-01-23 12:28:59 PM

maachubo: Superjew: I was a student assistant in the very early '90s when they started giving out awards and recognition certificates to everyone for anything.

I distinctly recall saying to a co-worker, "this will not end well".

What baffles me is that people blame the children for getting those awards and certificates. Like it was their idea. Do people really think the students are in charge of the classroom reward structure?


It's not blaming the children for receiving them, it's blaming the children for expecting them and going ballistic/getting all butthurt if they don't.  This is also the parents' fault, but you take it out on the one exhibiting the behavior, not the one who taught it.
 
2014-01-23 12:30:39 PM

llortcM_yllort: wildcardjack: I don't get how people can work full time... I mean, a third of your day at work, plus a commute on either end, and maybe an hour in the middle forced out of your life by an unbillable "lunch" hour. All said and done that's at least 12 hours, and then you're expected to sleep a solid 8, leaving you 4 hours to groom, cook, clean, exercise, and socialize. Where in that life are you supposed to develop as a person?

It's simple.  You can't choose a good option when there are only bad choices.


Developing as a person is overrated.

I say that in a slightly macabre, slightly serious way. We value an individual's happiness  way too much in our current society. If you suggest that someone might have to work in a field where they can't "achieve their dreams", you're considered a monster.

Your ultimate legacy as a human being will not be how happy and self-satisfied you were in your 20s, 30s, and early 40s. Really, it's what you did as a part of the ant colony in order to make it work. Most of the successful people I know of weren't really slowing down and enjoying life until their 50s.
 
2014-01-23 12:30:50 PM
One word, subby: bullshiat.

/And yes, that's one word even if auto correct thinks it isn't
 
2014-01-23 12:31:06 PM
I really love how Boomers are rubber stamping Millenials as lazy right out of the gate before most of them have even left college.  And the Gen Xers who are participating in this circle jerk, what's our excuse?  The Boomers said the exact same garbage about us when there was a mini-recession in the early to mid 90's and there weren't any jobs.

Remember?  No?  Of course not, now go vote all bootstrappy like.
 
2014-01-23 12:31:24 PM
How many different ways can we say "there are not enough jobs for everybody"? Is there another language we should be using?

I like conservatives. 99% of my immediate family is conservative.

I'll try one more goddamn time:
There are way more employable people than available jobs.

Which part of this is contoverersial?
 
2014-01-23 12:31:28 PM

b2theory: The generations behind me and infront of me suck. Except for my grandparents who were the greatest.

Just had an ultrasound of my soon to be kid. It looks lazy. It's probably it's generation.


Perhaps it will be able to learn proper grammar.
 
2014-01-23 12:31:40 PM
Sissies
 
2014-01-23 12:32:03 PM

wildcardjack: I have a good one for this thread already written... Let me dig it out.

I don't get how people can work full time... I mean, a third of your day at work, plus a commute on either end, and maybe an hour in the middle forced out of your life by an unbillable "lunch" hour. All said and done that's at least 12 hours, and then you're expected to sleep a solid 8, leaving you 4 hours to groom, cook, clean, exercise, and socialize. Where in that life are you supposed to develop as a person?

/I only work about 16 hours a week.
//Helps if you aren't making your boss and your bosses boss and your bosses bosses boss rich.


Don't forget that these days its strictly frowned upon to socialize with coworkers. Youre supposed to go in, work like an emotionless machine, and go home to your social void of a life. And then we wonder why society seems disconnected and mental illnesses likeanxiety and depression are up. Its probably because people are pansies now all of a sudden.

/work 40 hours, but at staggered times
/healthy social life in and out of work
 
2014-01-23 12:32:11 PM

Nytfall: maachubo: Superjew: I was a student assistant in the very early '90s when they started giving out awards and recognition certificates to everyone for anything.

I distinctly recall saying to a co-worker, "this will not end well".

What baffles me is that people blame the children for getting those awards and certificates. Like it was their idea. Do people really think the students are in charge of the classroom reward structure?

It's not blaming the children for receiving them, it's blaming the children for expecting them and going ballistic/getting all butthurt if they don't.  This is also the parents' fault, but you take it out on the one exhibiting the behavior, not the one who taught it.


Why should the children expect any different? It's Pavlovian training.
 
2014-01-23 12:32:30 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: I'm sick and tired of my long-retired Yooper father-in-law ranting on and on about how the unemployed are less than human because they are lazy.

He was hired at a GM plant back in the late forties when he simply showed up one day and knocked on the door and asked for a job. Of course stayed there for 35 years before retiring. He refuses to hear that people need to be constantly searching for work because tomorrow you could be laid off and you need to be prepared.


/i totally agree.   A great deal of the production jobs have been taken over by robots, or, outsourced to other countries where they can get away with paying a shiat wage to the workers.  So yes, it IS more difficult to find a job now, compared to the 40's and fifties.  We have allowed cheap crap to come into our country, thus making it more difficult for american businesses to compete. So, they close, move, or pay you a crap wage.  Just to survive.  So nobody is whining, they are just telling the truth.
 
2014-01-23 12:33:27 PM

IamAwake: wildcardjack: Where in that life are you supposed to develop as a person?

weekends?  multi-tasking during the day?  Do people not socialize with coworkers in your universe?  I could go on...


But if you're multitasking and socializing during your workday, how can you also produce double the productivity for the same or less money than your parents did?

ek4t.com
 
2014-01-23 12:34:20 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: b2theory: The generations behind me and infront of me suck. Except for my grandparents who were the greatest.

Just had an ultrasound of my soon to be kid. It looks lazy. It's probably it's generation.

And it'll blame you


And judging by the attitude shown above, it'll be right.
 
2014-01-23 12:35:25 PM

nijika: I really love how Boomers are rubber stamping Millenials as lazy right out of the gate before most of them have even left college.  And the Gen Xers who are participating in this circle jerk, what's our excuse?  The Boomers said the exact same garbage about us when there was a mini-recession in the early to mid 90's and there weren't any jobs.

Remember?  No?  Of course not, now go vote all bootstrappy like.


Millennial are generally defined as born between 1980-95. The youngest are college age right now. Most Millennials who will have gone to college have already graduated or are currently in school.

Just so we're clear on the group we're talking about.
 
2014-01-23 12:35:51 PM
The late Baby Boomers were in the shadow of their elders, who had filled all the jobs by the time the late Boomers started getting out of school. This resulted in the invention of Generation X by market researchers and Douglas Copeland. But Generation X had no money and proved a bust for marketeers and advertisers, so they took the name away and gave it to the next lot of dupes and suckers.

So having trouble finding work is nothing new for the young, inexperienced, untalented, untrained or lazy.

The Boomers were slow to push their young out of the nest and then the Boomerang Generation happened. The Boomers took care of their parents and their children at the same time and for much longer than any previous generation. They deserve some gratitude. Their children's children are now being born in smaller numbers, so when they are gone there should be more opportunities (if fewer jobs that don't require a massive educational investment) for this small generation.

In the meantime, the world is pretty much the same regardless of the Great Recession. The President is a late Boomer (1961) and he's doing just fine after getting off to a slow start somewhere in Kenya, Indonesia, Hawaii, Chicago or possibly a planet in the Pleiade Constellation.

None of my four nieces have thought of getting me a Christmas present despite lavish gifts since their birth. Only my annoying nephew shows any signs of being grateful enough to his grandparents to give them gifts and he gives me gifts (don't tell him he inherited anything from his Mother, but he buys the same sort of stuff, having inherited the knack of gift-giving).

But they will learn. They will learn from their children and the old Mother's Curse: may you have children who are just like you.

Generational warfare is stupid and used by idiotic journalists and the powers that be to confuse and exploit you.

As your revolutionary forefathers were wont to say, if we don't hang together we will assuredly hang separately.
 
2014-01-23 12:36:05 PM

nijika: I really love how Boomers are rubber stamping Millenials as lazy right out of the gate before most of them have even left college.  And the Gen Xers who are participating in this circle jerk, what's our excuse?  The Boomers said the exact same garbage about us when there was a mini-recession in the early to mid 90's and there weren't any jobs.

Remember?  No?  Of course not, now go vote all bootstrappy like.


I remember that crap. "You kids are just lazy and listen to depressing music all day unlike our coolest ever rock and roll. Look at you with your black eyeliner and dour expressions, you'd all rather talk about AIDS and suicide than put a smile on and cheer up about the future. You can't even do being young right, unlike us in the 60s who were the coolest young people ever!"
 
2014-01-23 12:37:39 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Day_Old_Dutchie: I'm sick and tired of my long-retired Yooper father-in-law ranting on and on about how the unemployed are less than human because they are lazy.

He was hired at a GM plant back in the late forties when he simply showed up one day and knocked on the door and asked for a job. Of course stayed there for 35 years before retiring. He refuses to hear that people need to be constantly searching for work because tomorrow you could be laid off and you need to be prepared.

/i totally agree.   A great deal of the production jobs have been taken over by robots, or, outsourced to other countries where they can get away with paying a shiat wage to the workers.  So yes, it IS more difficult to find a job now, compared to the 40's and fifties.  We have allowed cheap crap to come into our country, thus making it more difficult for american businesses to compete. So, they close, move, or pay you a crap wage.  Just to survive.  So nobody is whining, they are just telling the truth.


Yes, we all miss those soul deadening factory and farm jobs
 
2014-01-23 12:38:23 PM

Fano: Bit'O'Gristle: Day_Old_Dutchie: I'm sick and tired of my long-retired Yooper father-in-law ranting on and on about how the unemployed are less than human because they are lazy.

He was hired at a GM plant back in the late forties when he simply showed up one day and knocked on the door and asked for a job. Of course stayed there for 35 years before retiring. He refuses to hear that people need to be constantly searching for work because tomorrow you could be laid off and you need to be prepared.

/i totally agree.   A great deal of the production jobs have been taken over by robots, or, outsourced to other countries where they can get away with paying a shiat wage to the workers.  So yes, it IS more difficult to find a job now, compared to the 40's and fifties.  We have allowed cheap crap to come into our country, thus making it more difficult for american businesses to compete. So, they close, move, or pay you a crap wage.  Just to survive.  So nobody is whining, they are just telling the truth.

Yes, we all miss those soul deadening factory and farm jobs


/better than working a shiat job for a shiat wage, or no job at all. Look at Detroit.
 
2014-01-23 12:38:34 PM

Fano: Bit'O'Gristle: Day_Old_Dutchie: I'm sick and tired of my long-retired Yooper father-in-law ranting on and on about how the unemployed are less than human because they are lazy.

He was hired at a GM plant back in the late forties when he simply showed up one day and knocked on the door and asked for a job. Of course stayed there for 35 years before retiring. He refuses to hear that people need to be constantly searching for work because tomorrow you could be laid off and you need to be prepared.

/i totally agree.   A great deal of the production jobs have been taken over by robots, or, outsourced to other countries where they can get away with paying a shiat wage to the workers.  So yes, it IS more difficult to find a job now, compared to the 40's and fifties.  We have allowed cheap crap to come into our country, thus making it more difficult for american businesses to compete. So, they close, move, or pay you a crap wage.  Just to survive.  So nobody is whining, they are just telling the truth.

Yes, we all miss those soul deadening factory and farm jobs


Yes, yes we do.
 
2014-01-23 12:38:43 PM

PainInTheASP: b2theory: The generations behind me and infront of me suck. Except for my grandparents who were the greatest.

Just had an ultrasound of my soon to be kid. It looks lazy. It's probably it's generation.

Has it at least STARTED to look for a job?  Work isn't going to come looking if it is still curled up in the womb like that no good Johnson boy.


Johnson is the one who put him in that womb in the first place.
 
2014-01-23 12:39:21 PM
Let's just ignore the fact that millions of older people, who used to get secure jobs that would last for decades, don't have that going for them anymore. Now they're also out there there competing in the job market in their 40s and 50s for the same crappy jobs that the young people are. No, this is all about the kids. Someone think of the children.

No, I didn't "take your job and destroy the economy." Put a sock in it, babies.

Reverend J: That suggestion has been made on several occasions, and there are days I'm tempted.


I was thinking of becoming a pickpocket, myself. It's a dying art. No one would ever suspect a thing. People lose their shiat all the time.
 
2014-01-23 12:40:05 PM

cptjeff: nijika: I really love how Boomers are rubber stamping Millenials as lazy right out of the gate before most of them have even left college.  And the Gen Xers who are participating in this circle jerk, what's our excuse?  The Boomers said the exact same garbage about us when there was a mini-recession in the early to mid 90's and there weren't any jobs.

Remember?  No?  Of course not, now go vote all bootstrappy like.

Millennial are generally defined as born between 1980-95. The youngest are college age right now. Most Millennials who will have gone to college have already graduated or are currently in school.

Just so we're clear on the group we're talking about.


What exactly do you mean when you say "generally defined?"  I would classify the majority of the 80s as being Gen X.  Then there's supposed to be this Gen Y, but I've never really been clear about whether that's just another name for the Millenials or not.  Honestly, though, culture changes so rapidly these days that the idea of discrete generations has kind of lost meaning.
 
2014-01-23 12:40:36 PM
Who farking cares.  Welcome to the real world.  We were the first ones to encounter declining incomes.

Generation X.
 
2014-01-23 12:40:53 PM

brantgoose: The Boomers were slow to push their young out of the nest and then the Boomerang Generation happened. The Boomers took care of their parents and their children at the same time and for much longer than any previous generation. They deserve some gratitude. Their children's children are now being born in smaller numbers, so when they are gone there should be more opportunities (if fewer jobs that don't require a massive educational investment) for this small generation.


I fail to see why the boomers should get gratitude for taking care of their families considering all of the other awful things they have done to this country. Chris Rock had something to say about this... something about seeking credit for things you're supposed to do.
 
2014-01-23 12:42:23 PM
I heard there are tons of great, super easy jobs available with Redbox
 
2014-01-23 12:42:37 PM

Z-clipped: ikanreed: Z-clipped: I know for a fact that things were easier economically for my cohort than for the Millenials because I was alive to see it.

I just want to add things weren't hard for all of us millipedes, because it's a statistical problem, rather than a discrete one.

In my experience, if you had little to no trouble paying for college and finding a good job afterward, chances are you either:

1. Had wealthy parents who paid for your school and helped you get on your feet, or
2. Benefited from the brief bump in salary and demand that a CS afforded during the tech bubble.


Yes, and yes.  Also, if you're white, your family pretty much has to hide some income or assets when you fill out a FAFSA, 'cause there is no way your "expected contribution" is going to be anywhere near reality unless you are a minority.  I have no guilt whatsoever since I still had a near-bankrupting debt load for 5 years after school, and that was with half-ride scholarships to boot.

It's all evaporated in the last 5 years, though.  Even with job security (higher ed; not a lot of soulless corporate downsizing going on when you literally hold the keys to the digital world of your school), I'm looking at 3-4 more years before I'm literally forced to either sell the house or find a better paying job, absent a significant salary adjustment.  Prices keep rising, COLA nowhere in sight, and don't even ask about merit...
 
2014-01-23 12:43:01 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: He refuses to hear that people need to be constantly searching for work because tomorrow you could be laid off and you need to be prepared


This is the new reality.  Never stop looking.  You are expendable and will be replaced at the drop of a hat.  Save as much money as you can while you're working and plan to start your own business.  The corporate world is not what it was.
 
2014-01-23 12:43:12 PM
Okay subby here a slice of my Job serching life.

Today I found out about a furniture sales job. They are taking applications but not hiring anyone. How is that economic growth? How is that helping me move out on my own? How is this going to help me become an independent adult and getting a house? How subby? How?

It will only change when you make these people who take applications actually hire someone and not do the equivalent of trolling for souls.
 
2014-01-23 12:43:52 PM

FunkOut: The problem with kids today is they think it's beneath them get a college degree or two and then work two part time jobs at places like Walmart and McDonald's. It makes them sad and depressed, they feel like their life is being wasted and they're just another replaceable cog in a giant machine pumping out garbage. Why would they feel like that?


With an average of 40K in student loans it means they're stuck working 2 jobs for the next 20 years just to pay off that debt.

It used to be 'work 2 jobs to make ends meet for the family' now it's 'work 2 jobs because I got a degree in eastern European history because everyone said go to college after highschool'
 
2014-01-23 12:44:06 PM
Yeah, but you gotta admire their resourcefulness.img.fark.net
 
2014-01-23 12:44:28 PM

Meez: I heard there are tons of great, super easy jobs available with Redboxtube


FTFY
 
2014-01-23 12:45:05 PM

alizeran: Yeah, but you gotta admire their resourcefulness.[img.fark.net image 500x667]


Not a millennial.
 
2014-01-23 12:45:43 PM

b2theory: The generations behind me and infront of me suck. Except for my grandparents who were the greatest.

Just had an ultrasound of my soon to be kid. It looks lazy. It's probably it's generation.


Just laying around, leeching off the riches of that hard working placenta! And you just wait, when it's born it's gonna feel entitled to those boobies.....heck, you had to probably put in a couple of dinner dates before you even got to touch em!
 
2014-01-23 12:45:47 PM
No one is allowed to biatch about the state of the generation that comes after them.

You and your peers are the ones who raised and shaped the generation after you and you and your peers are the ones who created the world that they have to interact with.

What kind of asshole digs a hole, pushes someone from behind into said hole, and then blames that person for both the hole and being in it?

And no, jobs aren't as easy to come by anymore. There are less jobs to be had in general thanks to the Gen X and Boomer run corporations shipping jobs overseas and forcing the existing workforce to do the job of 2-3 people for no extra pay.

I used to work with guys who were 50-60 years old who were almost literally pulled off the street and told, "Here's what we're going to teach you to do from now on". That's how so many of the people who have 30+ years got those years. Today, for the exact same position as those coworkers I needed a college education and prior experience. I did the exact same work as they did. Actually, I did more work than them because they liked to sit back and do nothing because they "earned it".

Fewer and fewer employers are willing to train people nowadays. They want someone who is already fully trained and experienced. A couple of years ago I was looking for a new job. I'm a tradesman. Instrumentation, specifically. It's sort of a specialized electrician. I was looking for instrument and electrical jobs. virtually all of them that I found wanted 5+ years experience as a minimum. Others wanted 5+ as well as someone who is able to do 2-3 different trades and only was offering $15/hr or less. It's insane. Companies want fully trained, multi-talented people and aren't willing to pay much to get them.

Companies want skeleton crews who are all masters at their field. There's not much room in the current corporate structure for new employees, fresh grads, and/or trainees.

Another job that I had before were run with that skeleton crew mentality. 4 of every 7 days we had 2 people on evenings and nights doing maintenance and service calls for a 3 level facility that had a 1.2 million square foot roof. That's a huge facility for 2 people a shift to handle. Years prior the same facility was run with about 8-12 people on the same shifts.

"Back in my day" doesn't count anymore, gramps. The world changed and you're the ones who changed it into what it is now.
 
2014-01-23 12:46:29 PM

nijika: I really love how Boomers are rubber stamping Millenials as lazy right out of the gate before most of them have even left college.  And the Gen Xers who are participating in this circle jerk, what's our excuse?  The Boomers said the exact same garbage about us when there was a mini-recession in the early to mid 90's and there weren't any jobs.

Remember?  No?  Of course not, now go vote all bootstrappy like.


This is kind of petty of me, but I'm going to admit it anyway: (CSB follows)

When the economic downturn finally started hitting the younger Boomers, a lot of them, including some homemaker wives had to go back to work or get second jobs.  I worked in high-end restaurants for many years before recently going back and working on my physics degree, and was frequently in the position to hire front of house staff.  It gave me an enormous amount of pleasure to turn down Boomers applying for waitstaff jobs (because they thought it was easy and anyone could do it) on the basis that they lacked the 5-10 years experience and specialized food and beverage knowledge that the rest of my waiters had.
 
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