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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 38
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2014-01-23 10:32:31 AM  
6 votes:
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.
2014-01-23 12:07:15 PM  
5 votes:

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
2014-01-23 12:01:02 PM  
4 votes:

b2theory: 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

It already does.


You see, my dad used to beat the hell out of me when I was a fetus and I'm better off for it. Taught me respect.

Wait a minute.....


Maybe he wasn't beating me.....

Maybe he just farked my mom a lot and it just SEEMED like he was beating me...

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!
2014-01-23 11:53:33 AM  
4 votes:
Hooray! Another "Millennials" thread.  These are always exciting.
2014-01-23 11:05:49 AM  
4 votes:

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


It already does.
2014-01-23 12:06:54 PM  
3 votes:

Slaves2Darkness: 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 sticking your dick in a blender?


Instructions unclear, blender stuck in dick.
2014-01-23 12:01:26 PM  
3 votes:

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?
2014-01-23 12:44:06 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, but you gotta admire their resourcefulness.img.fark.net
2014-01-23 12:31:06 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:19:14 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:06:43 PM  
2 votes:

Ghastly: b2theory: 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

It already does.

You see, my dad used to beat the hell out of me when I was a fetus and I'm better off for it. Taught me respect.

Wait a minute.....


Maybe he wasn't beating me.....

Maybe he just farked my mom a lot and it just SEEMED like he was beating me...

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!


It does explain why you like a cock shoved in your face.
2014-01-23 12:04:45 PM  
2 votes:

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 sticking your dick in a blender?
2014-01-23 11:56:53 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-01-23 10:34:53 AM  
2 votes:

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
2014-01-23 04:08:24 PM  
1 votes:
2014-01-23 03:24:14 PM  
1 votes:

SpectroBoy: Slaxl: Economic mobility isn't the same thing as being unable to find a job as easily as their parents did.

Presumably if you can't find a job for a long period you experience downward mobility. And mobility hasn't changed.


The USA has considerably worse economic mobility than the "socialist" democracies of Western Europe.  Go figure. American rhetoric doesn't match the reality? No way.
2014-01-23 01:36:45 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:23:54 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:01:26 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:58:12 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:55:04 PM  
1 votes:
Article:
It's false.
It's true.
Here's why it's true but we're saying it's false.
2014-01-23 12:49:54 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:48:56 PM  
1 votes:
Study shows that the average clown can't interpret the results of a study properly.
2014-01-23 12:37:39 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:27:36 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-01-23 12:21:19 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:16:58 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:11:56 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Is it safe to suggest "z"?
blog.wordnik.com
2014-01-23 12:11:40 PM  
1 votes:
Can't find a job? BOOTSTRAPS!

Still can't find a job?

LAZY.
2014-01-23 12:06:01 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Not if you get a sweet, sweet government union job, then they never fire you. Have you people who are out of work tried the Post Office?
2014-01-23 12:05:25 PM  
1 votes:
As long as the Job Creators have more profits, all is well.

They haven't quite thought about what to do when their customers are all broke for lack of respectable paying jobs, and as long as the government is backing them up with unemployment relief for the consumer class, it hasn't come up.

But it will.
2014-01-23 12:02:51 PM  
1 votes:
See, younger people went to college, let's ignore whether they got jobs afterwards, the exact charge they level.
2014-01-23 12:01:42 PM  
1 votes:
What I learned from the graphic:

There's a "Deaf Smith" county in Texas. Who knew?
2014-01-23 12:00:52 PM  
1 votes:
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?
2014-01-23 11:57:51 AM  
1 votes:
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".
2014-01-23 11:55:55 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-01-23 11:55:34 AM  
1 votes:
"Young people have no respect" Socrates (paraphrased)
2014-01-23 11:10:07 AM  
1 votes:
It's not even worth a pizza.  OK, maybe a pizza trophy.
 
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