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(Washington Post)   Millennials hate their jobs, need more trophies   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 152
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2014-06-20 02:44:49 PM  
I love my job. Fark you old coots
 
2014-06-20 03:01:03 PM  
Old people hate their jobs but they don't tweet about it as much.
 
2014-06-20 03:02:48 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Old people hate their jobs but they don't tweet about it as much.


Maybe if the old folks would just retire, the youngsters would have better jobs they wouldn't hate.
 
2014-06-20 03:15:38 PM  
Always a favorite.

FirstNationalBastard: Maybe if the old folks would just retire, the youngsters would have better jobs they wouldn't hate


We will eventually...then we'll suck the lockbox dry and you can biatch about that too.
 
2014-06-20 03:21:52 PM  
Hey!! I hate my job but no one wants to train fresh graduates, so im stuck hating my job.

/at least I don't tweet about it
 
2014-06-20 03:40:04 PM  
Yes we want stickers and not fair wages that allow us to have the American dream our parents had and avenues of growth outside of having to switch jobs every time we want a raise. Too bad the Reagan youth and "silent majority" killed workers rights and now we have the few sectors left unionized being villainized as not allowing some "job creator" to "maximize profits". Money now makes money while workers are some of the most productive they have ever been well their hold on the economy slips further and further. Fark it, give me the banana sticker

Can we kill this stupid meme about Millennials already? How many Baby Boomers were not also just office drones? tell me about your time in the wood mill that got shipped to China 30 years ago when you were 22. You guys were not the WWII or Depression generation, yes you had Vietnam but you also had the S&L scandal and said oh well lets ignore whats going wrong there and hand the keys to the hen house to the wolves and leave town for a decade and see what happens. Hell more time was given to a blow job than financial scandal after financial scandal
 
2014-06-20 03:54:21 PM  

zedster: Yes we want stickers and not fair wages that allow us to have the American dream our parents had and avenues of growth outside of having to switch jobs every time we want a raise. Too bad the Reagan youth and "silent majority" killed workers rights and now we have the few sectors left unionized being villainized as not allowing some "job creator" to "maximize profits". Money now makes money while workers are some of the most productive they have ever been well their hold on the economy slips further and further.


Here's an idea! Why don't you open your own shop and make sure that you invite a union rep in to help interview and organize your new hires..hell let him do the interviews for you...and you can show the man how it's done!
 
2014-06-20 04:04:59 PM  
All the Millennials that work with me are as happy as can be. As a matter of they're so clueless they probably don't know they're even at work!


/kidding most are good at what they do but some are truly clueless
 
2014-06-20 04:13:14 PM  

somedude210: I love my job. Fark you old coots


So you got your trophy then.
 
2014-06-20 05:19:59 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: somedude210: I love my job. Fark you old coots

So you got your trophy then.


nope, no trophy. Just a good job, doing something that i really enjoy for a customer that appreciates what's done for them.

Oh, right, I work for the government
The Army, to be exact.
/Civilian researcher
//no weapons systems
 
2014-06-20 05:21:05 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: /kidding most are good at what they do but some are truly clueless


that's not just for Millennials. I've seen a bunch of management types who I'm impressed can put on pants in the morning
 
2014-06-20 05:26:46 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Old people hate their jobs but they don't tweet about it as much.


That's because we make more money and if we're caught complaining we know some young whipper snapper will do it for less.
 
2014-06-20 05:28:57 PM  
So the Millenial's jobs blow?
 
2014-06-20 05:29:41 PM  

zedster: Yes we want stickers and not fair wages that allow us to have the American dream our parents had and avenues of growth outside of having to switch jobs every time we want a raise. Too bad the Reagan youth and "silent majority" killed workers rights and now we have the few sectors left unionized being villainized as not allowing some "job creator" to "maximize profits". Money now makes money while workers are some of the most productive they have ever been well their hold on the economy slips further and further. Fark it, give me the banana sticker

Can we kill this stupid meme about Millennials already? How many Baby Boomers were not also just office drones? tell me about your time in the wood mill that got shipped to China 30 years ago when you were 22. You guys were not the WWII or Depression generation, yes you had Vietnam but you also had the S&L scandal and said oh well lets ignore whats going wrong there and hand the keys to the hen house to the wolves and leave town for a decade and see what happens. Hell more time was given to a blow job than financial scandal after financial scandal


Millenials whining about how the Boomers screwed them over is just as tedious as Boomers whining about how coddled and delicate Millenials are.
 
2014-06-20 05:30:56 PM  
Working in the mills. Now that was a job.
 
2014-06-20 05:31:04 PM  
Can't say I blame them.
 
2014-06-20 05:31:49 PM  
Next week, the writer of this article is mysteriously cut from the Medicaid program.

The moral of the story: you want to make fun of the younger generation, make damn sure you die before you get old or they'll screw with you.
 
2014-06-20 05:32:51 PM  
I hate my job and am a Millenial, where's my trophy?
 
2014-06-20 05:33:24 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: All the Millennials that work with me are as happy as can be. As a matter of they're so clueless they probably don't know they're even at work!


/kidding most are good at what they do but some are truly clueless


Our summer intern is brain dead but she has a smokin' ass.
 
2014-06-20 05:33:27 PM  
Well welcome to the party kids you all wont be rich and famous reality stars.
 
2014-06-20 05:33:47 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: zedster: Yes we want stickers and not fair wages that allow us to have the American dream our parents had and avenues of growth outside of having to switch jobs every time we want a raise. Too bad the Reagan youth and "silent majority" killed workers rights and now we have the few sectors left unionized being villainized as not allowing some "job creator" to "maximize profits". Money now makes money while workers are some of the most productive they have ever been well their hold on the economy slips further and further.

Here's an idea! Why don't you open your own shop and make sure that you invite a union rep in to help interview and organize your new hires..hell let him do the interviews for you...and you can show the man how it's done!


Unions aren't needed until businesses become abusive. Bob's Corner Shop probably doesn't need an employee union. Wal*Mart most certainly does.

There is a balance between workers and employers rights, and unions are a way to help preserve that. They are not always right, but that also doesn't mean that they are always wrong, either.
 
2014-06-20 05:34:08 PM  
Denis Leary quote goes here
 
2014-06-20 05:36:50 PM  

skinink: So the Millenial's jobs blow?


Good.  Young people are supposed to work shiatty jobs so when they get a bit older they appreciate the value of an education and work ethic.

I washed dishes, moved warehouses, was a picker in a concrete demolition warehouse (heavy shiat all day long), worked in clouds of ammonia fumes, make offset printing press plates and other lousy jobs.  Then I landed a job in my field some 15 years ago and never looked back.  

A comfy chair, plenty of hot coffee, no complaints about doing a little farking as long as the deadlines get met.
 
2014-06-20 05:38:31 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: zedster: Yes we want stickers and not fair wages that allow us to have the American dream our parents had and avenues of growth outside of having to switch jobs every time we want a raise. Too bad the Reagan youth and "silent majority" killed workers rights and now we have the few sectors left unionized being villainized as not allowing some "job creator" to "maximize profits". Money now makes money while workers are some of the most productive they have ever been well their hold on the economy slips further and further. Fark it, give me the banana sticker

Can we kill this stupid meme about Millennials already? How many Baby Boomers were not also just office drones? tell me about your time in the wood mill that got shipped to China 30 years ago when you were 22. You guys were not the WWII or Depression generation, yes you had Vietnam but you also had the S&L scandal and said oh well lets ignore whats going wrong there and hand the keys to the hen house to the wolves and leave town for a decade and see what happens. Hell more time was given to a blow job than financial scandal after financial scandal

Millenials whining about how the Boomers screwed them over is just as tedious as Boomers whining about how coddled and delicate Millenials are.


well, the important thing here is that you have found a way to avoid any meaningful dialogue while feeling superior to both.
 
2014-06-20 05:38:37 PM  

somedude210: I've seen a bunch of management types who I'm impressed can put on pants in the morning


That's because prime qualifications for management at too many places is an ability to kiss ass, deflect blame to anyone but yourself, take credit for stuff other people did right, and string together some meaningless buzzwords.
 
2014-06-20 05:38:46 PM  
I just had one of these snowflakes walk out of a job. He'd been here about 2 months, professional job as a software developer; he was doing decent work. He screwed something up and the customer called him out on it on a con-call. I apologized to the client and said I'd work with the guy to fix the problem. Note that the client wasn't swearing or anything, just making it clear who he thought was at fault.

When I get in to work the next morning, the guy had e-mailed me a late-night resignation stating that he'd left his key in his desk & wasn't coming back in. His e-mail complained that I didn't "stand up for him" in the meeting, and then went on about how he'd never do anything to injure or insult any of the rest of the team (I guess walking out with zero notice didn't count).

Pool lil fellah. Hope he's recovered by now.
 
2014-06-20 05:39:05 PM  
What a Consolation Trophy looks like ..

media.naplesnews.com
 
2014-06-20 05:39:10 PM  

somedude210: nope, no trophy. Just a good job, doing something that i really enjoy for a customer that appreciates what's done for them.

Oh, right, I work for the government
The Army, to be exact.
/Civilian researcher
//no weapons systems


To be fair to the millennials -the job market sucks for them/you.

The joke about the trophy was that you indeed are happy with your job but the article indicates that others aren't so happy. So you got the trophy (job) so to speak where others didn't.

thetangential.com
 
2014-06-20 05:39:17 PM  
You're not supposed to like your job. That's why you get paid.
 
2014-06-20 05:39:36 PM  
Man, I remember my first job when I was young. Moving irrigation pipes in wheat fields at 5 in the morning all summer. That job sucked!
 
2014-06-20 05:40:19 PM  
The millennials I come across at work strike me as fairly bright, eager and willing to do a good job if the work interests them.  The problem is that it's been tough to hire new workers through the recession and many companies haven't done that good a job of planning for the influx of a lot of keen minds when they finally do hire them.  Thus, many millennials find themselves stuck in, what seems to them, to be unfulfilling positions with unchallenging work.  That, plus they're more than a bit obsessed with worries over how they'll ever manage to get that school loan debt monkey off their backs.

Don't worry.  Sooner or later, the Boomers will all die or retire and the log jam leading to better and higher paying positions will open up and, before you know it, you'll be the middle manager trying to keep a dozen balloons in the air and the snot-nosed little bastard you just hired will be referring to you as a dinosaur.  It's the Circle of Life.
 
2014-06-20 05:41:09 PM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: well, the important thing here is that you have found a way to avoid any meaningful dialogue while feeling superior to both.


Yep.

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-06-20 05:42:35 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: zedster: Yes we want stickers and not fair wages that allow us to have the American dream our parents had and avenues of growth outside of having to switch jobs every time we want a raise. Too bad the Reagan youth and "silent majority" killed workers rights and now we have the few sectors left unionized being villainized as not allowing some "job creator" to "maximize profits". Money now makes money while workers are some of the most productive they have ever been well their hold on the economy slips further and further. Fark it, give me the banana sticker

Can we kill this stupid meme about Millennials already? How many Baby Boomers were not also just office drones? tell me about your time in the wood mill that got shipped to China 30 years ago when you were 22. You guys were not the WWII or Depression generation, yes you had Vietnam but you also had the S&L scandal and said oh well lets ignore whats going wrong there and hand the keys to the hen house to the wolves and leave town for a decade and see what happens. Hell more time was given to a blow job than financial scandal after financial scandal

Millenials whining about how the Boomers screwed them over is just as tedious as Boomers whining about how coddled and delicate Millenials are.


The old "screwed of you do and screwed if you don't".
 
2014-06-20 05:46:22 PM  

dolphinsgonwild: Man, I remember my first job when I was young. Moving irrigation pipes in wheat fields at 5 in the morning all summer. That job sucked!


You & me both! Fack that was a lot of work, lousy pay & the occasional near-miss on a power line.  Got to drive the farm pickup truck though. Pretty cool to a 12-year-old.
 
2014-06-20 05:47:40 PM  
The boomers where born on 3rd and think they hit a triple.
 
2014-06-20 05:49:20 PM  
Fark off subby in this day and age nobody likes their job.
 
2014-06-20 05:50:09 PM  
I suppose I'm a millennial and I haven't hated any of my jobs since finishing college. Before that, definitely, and that's what motivates you to do something better.
 
2014-06-20 05:50:10 PM  
Everyone is the sum total of the past.
 
2014-06-20 05:52:16 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: zedster: Yes we want stickers and not fair wages that allow us to have the American dream our parents had and avenues of growth outside of having to switch jobs every time we want a raise. Too bad the Reagan youth and "silent majority" killed workers rights and now we have the few sectors left unionized being villainized as not allowing some "job creator" to "maximize profits". Money now makes money while workers are some of the most productive they have ever been well their hold on the economy slips further and further. Fark it, give me the banana sticker

Can we kill this stupid meme about Millennials already? How many Baby Boomers were not also just office drones? tell me about your time in the wood mill that got shipped to China 30 years ago when you were 22. You guys were not the WWII or Depression generation, yes you had Vietnam but you also had the S&L scandal and said oh well lets ignore whats going wrong there and hand the keys to the hen house to the wolves and leave town for a decade and see what happens. Hell more time was given to a blow job than financial scandal after financial scandal

Millenials whining about how the Boomers screwed them over is just as tedious as Boomers whining about how coddled and delicate Millenials are.


The odd thing being that boomers are now so delicate that a simple fall can ruin them.
 
2014-06-20 05:52:20 PM  
Meanwhile Gen X is just keeping our heads down until the Boomer/Millenial battle is over.

Then we emerge from the rubble and take our righteous place as whatever, like.
 
2014-06-20 05:52:26 PM  
I love my job.

But I can see why they might be pissed they aren't making the money they were promised.

"Go to college!  You'll get a good paying job that way!"
 
2014-06-20 05:54:45 PM  
And you all wondered why Gen X decided to blow it all off and be slackers?

We had it figured out, man.
 
2014-06-20 05:55:24 PM  

zedster: Yes we want stickers and not fair wages that allow us to have the American dream our parents had and avenues of growth outside of having to switch jobs every time we want a raise. Too bad the Reagan youth and "silent majority" killed workers rights and now we have the few sectors left unionized being villainized as not allowing some "job creator" to "maximize profits". Money now makes money while workers are some of the most productive they have ever been well their hold on the economy slips further and further. Fark it, give me the banana sticker

Can we kill this stupid meme about Millennials already? How many Baby Boomers were not also just office drones? tell me about your time in the wood mill that got shipped to China 30 years ago when you were 22. You guys were not the WWII or Depression generation, yes you had Vietnam but you also had the S&L scandal and said oh well lets ignore whats going wrong there and hand the keys to the hen house to the wolves and leave town for a decade and see what happens. Hell more time was given to a blow job than financial scandal after financial scandal


I know a Millennial who actually frames and displays notes from their boss telling them they've done a good job.

So no, I can't kill "this stupid meme about Millennials already." Because when a person's happiness and self worth comes from other people to the point that they need to see it every day in a frame to remind themselves, I can't even begin to wrap my head around that.

There really is a huge difference between the generations that didn't get a trophy just for showing up and the ones that did. I'm sorry it offends and angers some folks, but it's true.

By the same token, I do feel really bad for Millennials who are stuck in uninteresting, low-paying jobs with little potential to move up because the management is all Boomers. Boomers should be retiring, but because the ecomony's in the shiatter (and likely to stay there a while), they're stuck and forced to keep working until they're 75 or 80 half the time just to pay their own bills. And that blows for everyone. But seriously, y'all are smart as hell with tech and resources we either didn't have in our early 20's or that was just brand spanking new to us then--it sometimes shocks the shiat out of me that you haven't saved the farking world yet.
 
2014-06-20 05:56:43 PM  
I'm a millennial, and I don't like my job very much.  It doesn't pay very well, and I don't get much recognition.  There's hardly anything ever fun!  People seem to think that having a staff barbecue a few times a year, a Christmas party, and game days enough to keep things interesting.  Plus, the hours are really long: last week I had to work 35 hours, and twice had to cut short my lunch hour.

I have some ideas for making more money though, off the company's dime.  I've been secreting out printer paper a few sheets at a time.  Soon I'll have a whole ream (500 pages!) that I can sell off for a tidy profit.  I've also been taking water out of the office cooler, and putting it into old Dasani bottles.  Once I get a few more, I'll start selling them around the office.  I'm also loading up on electricity.  I bought a few big batteries, and I'm charging them up at work on the sly.  Soon they'll be full up, and I can sell that electricity on to make some serious cash.

So, don't say that we millenials don't have initiative or creativity.  We're smarter than you think.
 
2014-06-20 05:58:14 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: Millenials whining about how the Boomers screwed them over is just as tedious as Boomers whining about how coddled and delicate Millenials are.


Except for the measurable accuracy, yeah.  Boomers shiat on the planet hard.
 
2014-06-20 05:59:40 PM  
I love my job and don't mind the work , even if I do handle liquid shiat as a regular task.

But it would be nice to be paid a living wage. If my hubby wasn't making double what I do, I'd be completely unable to pay my student loans. As it is, my wage pays for my car, my phone, insurances, and credit cards we used for survival. I can't even pitch in to groceries, gas, or house bills and cover 1/5 of the mortgage.

As a person who's been through a divorce once before, it's very unsettling to me to have my finances dependent on another.

I just wish one of the literally hundreds of jobs I've applied to in the last 6 months would call...
 
2014-06-20 06:00:18 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Meanwhile Gen X is just keeping our heads down until the Boomer/Millenial battle is over.

Then we emerge from the rubble and take our righteous place as whatever, like.


Probably.

Meh.
 
2014-06-20 06:00:46 PM  

thaduke: I'm a millennial, and I don't like my job very much.  It doesn't pay very well, and I don't get much recognition.  There's hardly anything ever fun!  People seem to think that having a staff barbecue a few times a year, a Christmas party, and game days enough to keep things interesting.  Plus, the hours are really long: last week I had to work 35 hours, and twice had to cut short my lunch hour.

I have some ideas for making more money though, off the company's dime.  I've been secreting out printer paper a few sheets at a time.  Soon I'll have a whole ream (500 pages!) that I can sell off for a tidy profit.  I've also been taking water out of the office cooler, and putting it into old Dasani bottles.  Once I get a few more, I'll start selling them around the office.  I'm also loading up on electricity.  I bought a few big batteries, and I'm charging them up at work on the sly.  Soon they'll be full up, and I can sell that electricity on to make some serious cash.

So, don't say that we millenials don't have initiative or creativity.  We're smarter than you think.


You owe me a new keyboard for that. LOL
 
2014-06-20 06:01:55 PM  
The results of polls like this are pretty much a toss of the dice. Not that anyone at the Washington Post cares about accurate reporting.
 
2014-06-20 06:03:34 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Old people hate their jobs but they don't tweet about it as much.


I'm in my 40's - I have a matching 401K, full benefits, comp time, and a little over 3 weeks of vacation per year. If I have to work over 40 hours in a week, that's considered a failure of management. I don't use my sick days so right now I have 21 stacked up. I have indoor bike parking, a locker with showers, and my employer subsidizes public transit if I want to take that instead. When I tell my boss something, he takes me seriously. My coworkers like each other, and don't have to backstab each other regularly due to stack ranking.

My point is that all this would have been considered normal back in the 80's when I first started working in IT. Now it's considered a dream job that people would kill for. The reason millennials hate their jobs is not that they are spoiled. It's because the MBAs and cheap labor conservatives have ruined the job market in the name of "efficiency".
 
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