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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 12:48:56 PM  
Study shows that the average clown can't interpret the results of a study properly.
 
2014-01-23 12:49:21 PM  
(The authors looked at records for parents at a set age and for their children once they reached adulthood. For the most recent generation of children, many of whom have not yet started working, they measured college attendance, which correlates with higher earnings).

Bahahaahahahahaha.  Are these idiots trolling?  The whole complaint of millenials is that they've obtained a higher education, and aren't getting anywhere because of it.  No shiat you're going to say they're successful if your measure of success is post-secondary school attendance!  That's their whole farking point.
 
2014-01-23 12:49:53 PM  
From TFA:  "Mobility hasn't changed in a half-century in America, economists declare"

I think I see the problem here.

"But stocks are doing great, and the investor / owner class is reaping record profits and growth!  But raising wages and paying for health care would send all the multi-billionaires to the poorhouse overnight and then we'd all be owned by the Chinese Soshalists!  So keep slaving away, Citizen, my - I mean our prosperity depends on it!"

Yeah.  But keep blaming lazy kids.  They're  kids, of  course they're lazy and entitled!  No generation of newly-minted adults has been any better or worse overall!  Smokescreen for the 21st century robber barons, that's all.  They won't stop ruining this country for the rest of us until we either take their lives or their money.
 
2014-01-23 12:49:54 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.


Did he build his own Caddilac n his garage using parts stolen from he factory over the course of his career? Because that would make a cool story if set to music.
 
2014-01-23 12:52:39 PM  

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


You know what?  With the recent local/organic/small farm movement gaining steam, I actually know a LOT of people in their early 20s who have chosen to start or work on small farms in urban/exurban areas, because of exactly how soul-deadening that kind of work isn't.
 
2014-01-23 12:53:04 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?


Like I said, easier to make a strawman than point the blame back at their own generation.
 
2014-01-23 12:53:13 PM  

cptjeff: No subby, it doesn't say that at all, in fact it doesn't come close to addressing that subject.The study says economic mobility is the same as ever, just that, you know, being at the bottom sucks a whole lot more than it did 50 years ago. And it uses college attendance rates as a stand in for real data on jobs for the current generation, since so many of them haven't yet entered the workforce yet (read: can't find jobs).

Subby can't read, but hey, this is fark. Any resemblance the headline bears to the article is purely coincidental.


I don't think it says what you have paraphrased either. I couldn't find any reference in the article to your contention that the lower income workers are less well off at present than they have been in past. I can only find reference to a larger disparity in wealth between upper and lower income levels which does not preclude that both the wealthy and poor are better off now then they were in the past.
 
2014-01-23 12:54:58 PM  

Marine1: 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.


What if a person just decides that is not the life I want for myself? I have always been non-traditional, like I don't believe in buying Christmas gifts. I would rather buy things when I need them and get things for my family regardless if its December 26th or not, why only be generous to family members then? I would rather live a less lavish lifestyle to enjoy my 20's, 30's, and 40's. Work a job that you enjoy even though it may provide less hours/pay and enjoy themselves more, as long as they can provide from themselves and their families. I personally don't want to start enjoying life when I can no longer do things that I can currently do physically. That is just my own personal opinion that bucks the societal norm of working 40+ hours a week. Maybe that's dumb, but everyone has to make a choice in life on how to live it
 
2014-01-23 12:55:04 PM  
Article:
It's false.
It's true.
Here's why it's true but we're saying it's false.
 
2014-01-23 12:55:44 PM  

Z-clipped: 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.


Yep. That sounds like a CSB, allright.
 
2014-01-23 12:56:23 PM  
Let me tell you about kids these days.  The problems with this generation are endless.

They all sit around watching videos on Youtube.  In my day we watched intelligent television programs like "BJ and The Bear" and "TJ Hooker".

And don't even get me started on the music.  Now it's all libbo creeps like Kanye West and his wife Beyonce playing that disgusting rap music.  In my day we listed to soulful music written by True Patriots.  Songs like "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" and "Love Gun".

And now they're all smoking that weed out in Commierado and Washingtonstan.  In my day we only used safe drugs prescribed by our doctors - quality pharmaceuticals like Quaaludes and Phenobarbitol.

I fear for where our country is going with the caliber of today's youth.  Surely, our republic will soon crumble.
 
2014-01-23 12:58:06 PM  
It's useful to note that The Washington Post isn't The Washington Post so fabled in song and story. These days, it's a mouthpiece for Reaganomics, adventurist wars, and comfortable sinecures for people who don't rock the boat.

Youth unemployment when I was a kid was a trivial hurdle. Current practitioners of the ancien regime are trying to do to the public as a whole what Reagan did to the unions.

But scoffing is a very convincing form of fatalism.
 
2014-01-23 12:58:07 PM  
It's true that before you even go into college you should have a plan for your career. If you major in communications you better be thinking about a career like pro athlete or supermodel, because otherwise there'll be enough resumes like yours to line every birdcage in the world.
 
2014-01-23 12:58:12 PM  

Arkanaut: Hooray! Another "Millennials" thread.  These are always exciting.


you're farked

/thread

p.s. sorry if this post hurts your feelings
 
2014-01-23 12:58:19 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.


So... blame the victim.

Nope. Not buying it. Try again.
 
2014-01-23 12:59:12 PM  

FunkOut: 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!"


But if we ever catch you smoking weed, we're going to slap you with a criminal record that will ensure that you'll be treated like a violent felon.
Still, relax...dude.
 
2014-01-23 12:59:37 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: 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.


There's no such thing as a generation that works in concert. Unless your name is Cain.
 
2014-01-23 01:00:11 PM  

I drunk what: Arkanaut: Hooray! Another "Millennials" thread.  These are always exciting.

you're farked

/thread

p.s. sorry if this post hurts your feelings


i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-23 01:00:55 PM  

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

Not a millennial.


could be
 
2014-01-23 01:01:26 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.


"it's blaming the children for expecting them and going ballistic/getting all butthurt if they don't"

Yeah, that doesn't happen. The only people seriously analpained about participation awards in any way are the same generation that started giving them out
 
2014-01-23 01:01:38 PM  

Gyro the Greek Sandwich Pirate: The authors looked at records for parents at a set age and for their children once they reached adulthood. For the most recent generation of children, many of whom have not yet started working, they measured college attendance, which correlates with higher earnings.

That might be a wee bit of a confound.


So. Much. This.

That's a hell of an assumption they made.
 
2014-01-23 01:04:15 PM  

Marine1: My dad, who paid for my undergrad (he had been saving since before I was born)...


Your dad did it wrong; my dad beat the crap out of me if I brought home an A-. I went to college on a scholarship.
 
2014-01-23 01:04:28 PM  

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


"Red'Tube'", mate.
/it's porn
 
2014-01-23 01:04:35 PM  

jso2897: Yep. That sounds like a CSB, allright.


When you work in an industry that's as looked down upon as restaurant, sometimes odd things warm the cockles of your cold, bitter heart.
 
2014-01-23 01:05:13 PM  

cptjeff: No subby, it doesn't say that at all, in fact it doesn't come close to addressing that subject.The study says economic mobility is the same as ever, just that, you know, being at the bottom sucks a whole lot more than it did 50 years ago. And it uses college attendance rates as a stand in for real data on jobs for the current generation, since so many of them haven't yet entered the workforce yet (read: can't find jobs).

Subby can't read, but hey, this is fark. Any resemblance the headline bears to the article is purely coincidental.


THANK YOU cptjeff. Subby, you ARE an idiot, goodbye.

/salute
 
2014-01-23 01:06:23 PM  
The gf's little sister just got out of college. She's 25, has a masters in criminal psych, has never had a job (not even part time retail) and is applying for high level positions with federal agencies. So far no luck.
 
2014-01-23 01:07:13 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.


I agree, that's why I try to do as little actual work as possible. However, I still have the commute.
 
2014-01-23 01:07:48 PM  
,ikanreed: alizeran: Yeah, but you gotta admire their resourcefulness.[img.fark.net image 500x667]

Not a millennial.


Alright, comic book guy. You got me. I guess we can't all enjoy the ceiling titty because I didn't get my generational collective noun refrigerator magnet in the mail and ruined it for everyone.

/ceiling titty.
 
2014-01-23 01:07:58 PM  
That's not what TFA says, dumbfark-mitter.

Now that I've got that out of the way...

That finding implies mobility is stuck at a low rate, at least compared to other wealthy nations: It is much harder for a poor child born in America to climb into the rare air of the country's highest earners than it is for a similar child in, for example, Canada or Denmark.

Wooo! America, fark yeah!

And finally in the words of George Carlin: "They call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it."
 
2014-01-23 01:08:08 PM  

DrPainMD: Marine1: My dad, who paid for my undergrad (he had been saving since before I was born)...

Your dad did it wrong; my dad beat the crap out of me if I brought home an A-. I went to college on a scholarship.


Your dad did it wronger. We never touched our kids. Both got multiple scholarships.
 
2014-01-23 01:08:16 PM  

Bondith: 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?

I've love to have a job that paid me to be here for 30 hours a week.  I might actually have some excess income to put into savings like a proper adult.


Plus they'd have to give you benefits!

Ohhhhhhh...

...those sneaky bastards.

/I mean, "good corporate citizens"
//all hail the new boss
 
2014-01-23 01:09:24 PM  

cptjeff: Millennial are generally defined as born between 1980-95. The youngest are college age right now



My daughter falls into that category (born 1994).

She's in college now and doing ok despite having no real direction or goals.  She's also got a terrific work ethic and isnt too self-entitled.

Her little circle of stoner / slacker buddies are really sweet and respectful people too, but they have an air of defeatism about themselves and their peers that is sort of disheartening.  It's as though they believe they're just holding a place until the next generation comes along to get things back on track.

Anyway, I really wonder how she (my daughter) will ever make any real money and I can only imagine it ever happening by her finally getting married and pooling earnings with some guy.

The thing is, had she been born a boy (or a Tom-Boy lesbian) with the same level of intelligence, she could have worked and apprenticed with me, ultimately taking over my little business and being set for life.  As it happens, she couldn't care less about being any part of it.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that in a hundred + years when archivists and curiosity seekers are sifting through these old forums to get a taste of who we were, they're going to have a bit of a laugh and say, "The more things change".
 
2014-01-23 01:14:18 PM  

DrPainMD: Marine1: My dad, who paid for my undergrad (he had been saving since before I was born)...

Your dad did it wrong; my dad beat the crap out of me if I brought home an A-. I went to college on a scholarship.


cdn.niketalk.com
 
2014-01-23 01:17:16 PM  

stewbert: 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.

I agree, that's why I try to do as little actual work as possible. However, I still have the commute.


Most of my 16 hours is driving between locations.
 
2014-01-23 01:17:24 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?


And that's a bingo!

The Boomers pretty much suck as a generation, from kids who mostly got high to adults who sold out every ideal they supposedly had to parents who needed to be buddies with their kids to old people who refuse to retire and let the next generation get jobs.
 
2014-01-23 01:17:43 PM  

alice_600: 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.


I went for what I thought was an interview after college that turned out to be a sales pitch for one of those get rich quick real estate scams. Fun times.

/glad I got all dressed up
 
2014-01-23 01:20:17 PM  
Post Office is firing people left and right. Lost my, as you would put it, "comfy" job there last year and that was after managing to return from being laid off the previous year. If you think the Postal Service is a source of steady employment you're very mistaken.
 
2014-01-23 01:21:01 PM  

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?


My teacher mother in law thinks it is just absurd because I insist that I do not get all federal holidays off, a couple of days off each side of thanksgiving, 13 days off for Christmas, and a week off for spring break plus time off to visit her in the summer.

Then again, she didn't mind me paying 25% of her house so that she could get a mortgage.

Daughter needs to check to make sure I really do have to work and am not over at someone's house......
 
2014-01-23 01:23:09 PM  

brimed03: 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?

And that's a bingo!

The Boomers pretty much suck as a generation, from kids who mostly got high to adults who sold out every ideal they supposedly had to parents who needed to be buddies with their kids to old people who refuse to retire and let the next generation get jobs.


Do you have a newsletter?
 
2014-01-23 01:23:54 PM  

Ishidan: VvonderJesus: 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.

Have you looked into w?

No, everybody knows that what you gotta do is v.


I've been in # for decades. It's basically the same thing. Try starting in the mail room and working your way up to CEO.
 
2014-01-23 01:25:08 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.


So what do you do, for only 16 hours a week, that earns you enough to have a life, develop as a person, marry, buy a house, raise children, save towards their education, and save towards your retirement?

Since you're bragging, I assume you've done all those things. Not merely living in a shiatty apartment going snowboarding with your bff Kevin in your '98 Kia.

/yeah I know, truth probably lies somewhere in between
//so tell us, hotshot, what do you do?
 
2014-01-23 01:36:45 PM  

TomD9938: The thing is, had she been born a boy (or a Tom-Boy lesbian) with the same level of intelligence, she could have worked and apprenticed with me, ultimately taking over my little business and being set for life. As it happens, she couldn't care less about being any part of it.


What do you do that a heterosexual female couldn't do? Does it involve having sex with women for money?
 
2014-01-23 01:46:40 PM  

Last Man on Earth: 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.


That that's how academics and journalists who talk about this stuff generally define it. Some go a year or two in the other direction, but people born in the 80s are considered Millennials. Gen X generally grew up or came of age in the 80s. And Gen Y and Millennials are the same group- "Gen Y" was coined as a placeholder when everyone was talking about Gen X and speculating as to what the next generation would be like. "Millennials" is what people settled on once we started developing a defined identity.

You're right though, culture does change pretty quickly these days, but that in itself is a trend that helps define a cohort. There's more to it, and it's still a useful thing to look at. It's not just about culture, it's about the larger environment that you grow up and come of age in. Millennials grew up in an era of rapidly shifting culture, emerging technologies and media platforms. There's also the political environment- the GWB administration gave us as a collective very little faith in government, and the last 5 years have really solidified the idea that government is gridlocked and can't do anything. There was a story recently where a reporter went to the Kennedy School of Government and asked how many people in the room were planning to go into Government- and absolutely no-one raised their hands, and that result stood up to interviews. Millennial are far more publicly engaged than pretty much any other generation has been, but as a generation, we're completely unplugged from government. So that energy flows to non-profits, microloans, and small scale, sustainable entrepreneurship. Not bad things, but incapable of creating the systemic policy shifts needed to solve a lot of problems. I could go on, but there are a lot of dynamics you can still identify.


sweetmelissa31: TomD9938: The thing is, had she been born a boy (or a Tom-Boy lesbian) with the same level of intelligence, she could have worked and apprenticed with me, ultimately taking over my little business and being set for life. As it happens, she couldn't care less about being any part of it.

What do you do that a heterosexual female couldn't do? Does it involve having sex with women for money?


Not something a heterosexual female couldn't do, but maybe something the typical heterosexual female, including his daughter, isn't interested in, and the typical male is. Looking at the pic in his profile, looks like maybe he does something related to fishing.
 
2014-01-23 01:49:27 PM  

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.


If you speak Japanese, EIP.
 
2014-01-23 01:53:03 PM  

Fano: brimed03: 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?

And that's a bingo!

The Boomers pretty much suck as a generation, from kids who mostly got high to adults who sold out every ideal they supposedly had to parents who needed to be buddies with their kids to old people who refuse to retire and let the next generation get jobs.

Do you have a newsletter?


Depends. Do you want to subscribe, or avoid it?

/makes great birdcage liner!
 
2014-01-23 01:53:25 PM  

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.


have you tried using chili powder?
 
2014-01-23 01:54:56 PM  

sweetmelissa31: TomD9938: The thing is, had she been born a boy (or a Tom-Boy lesbian) with the same level of intelligence, she could have worked and apprenticed with me, ultimately taking over my little business and being set for life. As it happens, she couldn't care less about being any part of it.


What do you do that a heterosexual female couldn't do?


It's mainly about 50% construction, 35% electronics and 15% paperwork.  The only women we generally see in the field in mine or similar industries are generally "one of the guys".


Does it involve having sex with women for money?

My customers are largely corporate clients that mainly cater to women - so in a round about way I am being hired to service women.
 
2014-01-23 01:55:42 PM  

brimed03: The Boomers pretty much suck as a generation, from kids who mostly got high to adults who sold out every ideal they supposedly had to parents who needed to be buddies with their kids to old people who refuse to retire and let the next generation get jobs.


I take it you're unfamiliar with the poem "This Be the Verse". Hopefully, after reading it, you won't have quite the same platitudinous anger you currently exhibit.
 
2014-01-23 01:58:02 PM  
memedad.com
 
2014-01-23 02:00:33 PM  
Millennials complaint- "Hey how come I did everything I was supposed to (ie, did well in school got scholarships, got a degree, got a professional degree, etc) and there are no jobs, I'm crushed by student debt and I'm going to be poor my whole life?"

Study- "Hey, they all went to college, so no problem here."

Millenial- *while facepalming* fark you all as hard as you can imagine.
 
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