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2014-07-05 10:39:11 PM
Apparently proofreaders, of whatever generation, can't spell millennials right.
 
2014-07-05 10:54:42 PM
when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.
 
2014-07-05 11:03:10 PM
I've been interviewing quite a lot of recent grads at my new job.   We've had some alarming interviews with recent grads who farking REEK of alcohol during the interview.  They clearly can't smell it, and since they're young they don't look hungover, but Jesus Christ I've worked with functioning alcoholics who manage to come to work each day smelling better than these kids.  Here's a protip: don't go out drinking the night before an interview.  You can go out drinking right after the interview, just stay dry for 24 hours before the interview.  Women or men - they'll try to cover it up with Axe or perfume but that sour alcohol smell is still there.

We've also had people who come from areas of the world where deodorant or perfume isn't commonly used. My advice? Learn to use it at least for the interview.  We sat through a horrific 60 minutes with a woman who was very attractive, very qualified, and who smelled like she hadn't washed herself in 16 days. It was a stink that lingered so strongly the next interview candidate felt the need to point out the smell wasn't coming from her.  I sympathized.  Four hours later I could still smell that woman in the room.  If Seinfeld hadn't done it first, it could have been a sitcom episode.
 
2014-07-05 11:04:33 PM

some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.


That's absolutely not true.  I've been poor and unemployed.  The first thing you skimp on is beer.
 
2014-07-05 11:05:12 PM
This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.
 
2014-07-05 11:19:52 PM

Lsherm: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.

That's absolutely not true.  I've been poor and unemployed.  The first thing you skimp on is beer.


you clearly have your priorities very mixed up. when i was poor and unemployed i made my own beer, and sold the extra to my friends. never never give up on beer, or your life is over.
 
2014-07-05 11:58:54 PM
And wash those goddamned jeans, filthy hipsters!
 
2014-07-06 12:04:51 AM

TheOmni: This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.


This.  They take a ranking, which place deodorant or toothbrush slightly down the list, and act as though they were completely exluded.  When you factor in the way millenials are portrayed a being obsessed with smartphones and social media, there might be some social training showing itself.

Lsherm: I've been interviewing quite a lot of recent grads at my new job.   We've had some alarming interviews with recent grads who farking REEK of alcohol during the interview.  They clearly can't smell it, and since they're young they don't look hungover, but Jesus Christ I've worked with functioning alcoholics who manage to come to work each day smelling better than these kids.  Here's a protip: don't go out drinking the night before an interview.  You can go out drinking right after the interview, just stay dry for 24 hours before the interview.  Women or men - they'll try to cover it up with Axe or perfume but that sour alcohol smell is still there.

We've also had people who come from areas of the world where deodorant or perfume isn't commonly used. My advice? Learn to use it at least for the interview.  We sat through a horrific 60 minutes with a woman who was very attractive, very qualified, and who smelled like she hadn't washed herself in 16 days. It was a stink that lingered so strongly the next interview candidate felt the need to point out the smell wasn't coming from her.  I sympathized.  Four hours later I could still smell that woman in the room.  If Seinfeld hadn't done it first, it could have been a sitcom episode.


Maybe those drunk job candidates don't really want to work for you and are just using you for practice.  As for Funky Foreigner, you have all my sympathy and admiration for not breaking down and saying something to her about it.  On the other hand, after a reasonable interval, sending her anonymous packages of Secret and some body wash might be the most humanitarian thing you will ever do.
 
2014-07-06 12:12:14 AM
This one time I came into work really hung over and my boss told me I smelled like liquor.  I was really embarrassed, but my boss was cool about it, like he knew how it felt - like he'd been there and done that and understood.
 
2014-07-06 12:57:51 AM

TheOther: Maybe those drunk job candidates don't really want to work for you and are just using you for practice.  As for Funky Foreigner, you have all my sympathy and admiration for not breaking down and saying something to her about it.  On the other hand, after a reasonable interval, sending her anonymous packages of Secret and some body wash might be the most humanitarian thing you will ever do.


Fair enough, but why bother?  Who thinks like this?  Why would anyone interview for a $60K a year job smelling like booze, especially if you don't have any work experience? I'll accept they think they can get something better, but that's a great starting salary outside of the financial industry, particularly for a job advertised as "recent graduates welcome."

I will not send anything to the woman who stank because it opens us up to all kinds of liability.
 
2014-07-06 01:38:39 AM
They're revolting.
 
2014-07-06 01:59:21 AM
Yeah, having worked with plenty of them, the guys reek of bo and axe to try and cover it up, the ladies REALLY need to keep their legs closed(srsly, yikes).

Soap and hot water, people. It's not crazy. It's part of why we live longer than people in 1300.
 
2014-07-06 02:01:31 AM

Bucky Katt: They're revolting.

 

I wish they were revolting. Sadly, they remain to addicted to their ponies and Obama to revolt.
 
2014-07-06 02:02:42 AM

TheOmni: This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.


This would be a textbook example of how journalists intentionally f*ck up reporting scientific findings for the sake of circulation or, in this case, clicks. A weak and relatively irrelevant study about deodorant use becomes "Unemployable Generation Reek."

/inb4 "rhymes with meek"
 
2014-07-06 02:04:24 AM
So if you're looking to go corporate, douse yourself in patchouli.
 
2014-07-06 02:05:16 AM
Aren't showers more important than deodorant anyway? What a silly article.
 
2014-07-06 02:05:59 AM

Bucky Katt: They're revolting.


Yeah and they really stink too.

/saw what you did there
 
2014-07-06 02:14:12 AM
So more people that the moon landing was faked than that deodorant and toothpaste are optional?  That seems like a step forward.
 
2014-07-06 02:15:01 AM
Oh my God, four percent fewer consider deodorant essential, to say nothing of whether or not they use it anyway, than older people? Truly the entire generation is doomed.
 
2014-07-06 02:18:06 AM
i don't wear deodorant because it gives me a rash. i also sweat a lot, so i smell like rotten fruit.
 
2014-07-06 02:20:11 AM
I'm asked if everything is okay if I don't reek of booze in the morning.

/Farking puritans
 
2014-07-06 02:21:47 AM
Some autistic people can smell everything.  They can smell it all.  They smell your pits and your crotch and they know what you ate and if you wipe properly.

I'd rock back and forth too.
 
2014-07-06 02:21:49 AM

Bucky Katt: They're revolting.


You said it, they stink on ice!
 
2014-07-06 02:24:02 AM
I wouldn't want to work for a company that expects me to "shower" and "groom" myself.
 
2014-07-06 02:27:09 AM
So young people take slightly less care of their bodies because those bodies will still be beautiful by virtue of their youth?  This has always been true.  Nothing to see here.
 
2014-07-06 02:27:44 AM

some_beer_drinker: i don't wear deodorant because it gives me a rash. i also sweat a lot, so i smell like rotten fruit.


Is it deodorant or antiperspirant? I know the latter makes me itch like the dickens. Plus I don't think it's natural to attempt to chemically prevent yourself from sweating.
 
2014-07-06 02:28:54 AM

Lsherm: Fair enough, but why bother? Who thinks like this? Why would anyone interview for a $60K a year job smelling like booze, especially if you don't have any work experience?


There's your problem.  Who the ever-loving fark would bother going to college if they were willing to take a job for $60K?

/Unless you're in the middle of absolute BFE, freezing-cold nowhere.
//Or into non-profit work.
 
2014-07-06 02:32:41 AM

baconbeard: I wouldn't want to work for a company that expects me to "shower" and "groom" myself.


I'm a millennial and I see it as a form of sexual harassment. What is that they're buttering me up for? "Mmm, u smell nice" my new boss will say to me on the first day of work. "I'm glad u followed my advice and soaped up ;). Drinks l8r?". Omg!! not interested k...
 
2014-07-06 02:33:06 AM

TheOmni: This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.


Yeah, it is utter garbage. Even their comparison for Millennial doesn't make sense. Smartphones were "'very' or 'somewhat' important" while deodorant and toothbrushes were of "daily importance".


Looking at the actual report:  http://newsroom.bankofamerica.com/sites/bankofamerica.newshq.business w ire.com/files/press_kit/additional/2014_BAC_Trends_in_Consumer_Mobilit y.pdf

The vast majority of difference is people giving their phone a higher importance, not ranking hygiene lower. Mobile phone for those 18-24 is 5% above the overall average, while deodorant is 1% below and toothbrush 2% below. And the increase of the mobile phone can easily be explained by those 18-24 putting much less importance on computers.
 
2014-07-06 02:40:26 AM

fusillade762: some_beer_drinker: i don't wear deodorant because it gives me a rash. i also sweat a lot, so i smell like rotten fruit.

Is it deodorant or antiperspirant? I know the latter makes me itch like the dickens. Plus I don't think it's natural to attempt to chemically prevent yourself from sweating.


i have psoriasis. anything scented gives me a rash. if my clothes are washed in scented detergent, and i wear them, it feels like i have splashed with acid.
 
2014-07-06 02:43:39 AM

TheOmni: This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.


So much this, smartphones are luxuries which they have one of, it's became most peoples main tool for socializing and entertainment. Most had to beg their parents or buy one themselves. While deodorant and toothbrush have always just been provided. They are always there, and if not their are mints, gum, and body spray. And not to mention you use deodorant once a day, maybe twice, and toothbrushes once to four times a day, but smartphones are out constantly.
 
2014-07-06 02:44:06 AM

some_beer_drinker: i don't wear deodorant because it gives me a rash. i also sweat a lot, so i smell like rotten fruit.


Have you considered the Thai Deodorant Stone? Actually heard about this on a fark thread, and having a teen daughter who just didn't respond to deodorant at all, I bought it for her. Of course, she rolled her eyes and such, but she uses it, and it works like a charm.

/one of the rare times when fark proved to be educational to my life
 
2014-07-06 02:46:08 AM
Oh god Baby Boomers please stop with these.  I had to deal with this crap all through the Generation X mania years, do you have to do it to ANOTHER generation too?
 
2014-07-06 02:47:06 AM

fusillade762: some_beer_drinker: i don't wear deodorant because it gives me a rash. i also sweat a lot, so i smell like rotten fruit.

Is it deodorant or antiperspirant? I know the latter makes me itch like the dickens. Plus I don't think it's natural to attempt to chemically prevent yourself from sweating.


You guys should try ammonium alum salt crystal deodorant.  It won't cover up a thing, but it will prevent bacteria from easily growing wherever you apply it.  That's right.. anywhere.

It will sweat off of your skin if you run a marathon in August, but regular deodorant isn't doing much for you then either.

Also, despite what some may claim it contains aluminum, but possibly not the worst kind of aluminum, so that's nice.
 
2014-07-06 02:51:49 AM
Taking a small survey and blowing out into a giant news story...Next on NBC...

And for Shiva's sake South Asian People...BATHE REGULARLY! Pretend your shower is the Ganges and get blessed by it daily..

/NO, pouring half a bottle of Drakkar Noir on yourself is not a substitute..
//Neither is Sandlewood
 
2014-07-06 02:53:53 AM

some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.


I would think that someone who was serious about not being poor and/or unemployed would make personal hygiene a priority.
 
2014-07-06 02:54:17 AM
Having had to personally take a few of my younger friends (and pay for) to get a haircut before a job interview or trying to get a date I can sympathize. Yah, people should judge you on the quality of your character but they don't. And showing you are willing to make a bit of extra effort to look nice for something important goes a long way. Not to mention the extra confidence boost it will give you.
 
2014-07-06 02:59:02 AM

Munchkin City Coroner: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.

I would think that someone who was serious about not being poor and/or unemployed would make personal hygiene a priority.


i blame the parents.
 
2014-07-06 03:00:42 AM

udhq: Lsherm: Fair enough, but why bother? Who thinks like this? Why would anyone interview for a $60K a year job smelling like booze, especially if you don't have any work experience?

There's your problem.  Who the ever-loving fark would bother going to college if they were willing to take a job for $60K?

/Unless you're in the middle of absolute BFE, freezing-cold nowhere.
//Or into non-profit work.


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That's a good salary for someone with no job experience at all.  Outside of NY or California, it's almost outstanding.
 
2014-07-06 03:06:03 AM

nijika: Oh god Baby Boomers please stop with these.  I had to deal with this crap all through the Generation X mania years, do you have to do it to ANOTHER generation too?


Since people live a lot longer, each of us can look forward to talking down to two subsequent generations instead of merely one. Truly, we are living in wondrous times.
 
2014-07-06 03:07:25 AM

nijika: Oh god Baby Boomers please stop with these.  I had to deal with this crap all through the Generation X mania years, do you have to do it to ANOTHER generation too?


Yes, they have to since they got away with it the first time.
 
2014-07-06 03:14:59 AM

some_beer_drinker: never never give up on beer, or your life is over.


Had a friend, had the same attitude on beer. They found him dead on the couch at age 56. Do give it a break once in awhile.
 
2014-07-06 03:17:03 AM
As a millennial I can confirm this. Even in college, most guys my age think that a big ol' handful of Axe cologne is just as good as a shower.

/No substitute for soap and water.
//My first college roommate stunk so badly that the dorm manager accused us of having a litter box in the room.
///I had to keep the window open even when it was snowing.
 
2014-07-06 03:38:43 AM
Deodorant isn't of daily importance... a good one will last at least 2 days if you don't sweat much.

And don't wear perfume or cologne to an interview. Some people are allergic, and the last thing you want to do is annoy the person interviewing you. You should be freshly showered and scentless.
 
2014-07-06 03:40:24 AM
...and what about those Magic players?

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-06 03:48:03 AM

Kurmudgeon: some_beer_drinker: never never give up on beer, or your life is over.

Had a friend, had the same attitude on beer. They found him dead on the couch at age 56. Do give it a break once in awhile.


Think how much his short life would have sucked if he hadn't had beer!
 
2014-07-06 03:55:59 AM
Perhaps millenials prefer antiperspirant?
 
2014-07-06 03:59:44 AM

TheOmni: This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.


I read the first two sentences and xed the page out.

I don't read a lot of MSNBC, so I was kind of shocked that that is what actually passes as newsworthy over there.
 
2014-07-06 04:00:41 AM
It sounds like my step-brother. He is 22, obese and he doesn't like to shower. I had to sit in a very long car ride with him and it was pretty bad.
 
2014-07-06 04:01:39 AM

Lsherm: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.

That's absolutely not true.  I've been poor and unemployed.  The first thing you skimp on is beer.


You shut your mouth
 
2014-07-06 04:06:25 AM
Millenials have many, many, annoying qualities but I have to admit I've never noticed that they had particularly bad personal hygiene.
 
2014-07-06 04:09:17 AM

vernonFL: This one time I came into work really hung over and my boss told me I smelled like liquor.  I was really embarrassed, but my boss was cool about it, like he knew how it felt - like he'd been there and done that and understood.

cdn3.whatculture.com


Then he told me to get in my mouse, and get out of here.
 
2014-07-06 04:09:49 AM

quo vadimus: Perhaps millenials prefer antiperspirant?


If I had to choose between a deodorant and anti-perspirant, I'd consistently take the latter.
 
2014-07-06 04:10:02 AM

4seasons85!: my step-brother. He is 22, obese and he doesn't...shower.


So, he's given up.  What are you going to do?
 
2014-07-06 04:17:25 AM
Axe body spray doesn't count either.
 
2014-07-06 04:36:55 AM

BlueDWarrior: quo vadimus: Perhaps millenials prefer antiperspirant?

If I had to choose between a deodorant and anti-perspirant, I'd consistently take the latter.


It is natural for your body to perspire.  Unless you are dripping when you do, use deodorant.  It is not fair to confuse your sweat glands.
 
2014-07-06 04:52:42 AM

BlueDWarrior: quo vadimus: Perhaps millenials prefer antiperspirant?

If I had to choose between a deodorant and anti-perspirant, I'd consistently take the latter.


I wouldn't,  but then I don't sweat properly to begin with,  I overheat and turn red instead,  not fun.
 
2014-07-06 05:12:27 AM
Gen Stink?
 
2014-07-06 05:20:58 AM
Ya, well, who are you to determine normal? Stop being a bigot and learn to love my stink
 
2014-07-06 05:34:06 AM

Gdalescrboz: Ya, well, who are you to determine normal? Stop being a bigot and learn to love my stink


My man musk brings all the girls to the yard..
 
2014-07-06 06:10:07 AM

Munchkin City Coroner: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.

I would think that someone who was serious about not being poor and/or unemployed would make personal hygiene a priority.


Why? Personal hygiene is in many cases a luxury. Only shaving, getting a hair cut and using deodorant or scented soap or whatever when needed (such as just before an interview) saves money. It isn't as if some prospective employer is going to pull you off the street because you shaved and used some deodorant that morning.
 
2014-07-06 06:10:32 AM

nijika: Oh god Baby Boomers please stop with these.  I had to deal with this crap all through the Generation X mania years, do you have to do it to ANOTHER generation too?


It's bullshiat, too. These kids smell better than I did in the the summer of '67. A LOT better.

Actually, all intergenerational sniping is bullshiat. A "generation" is a perfect example of Vonnegut's "granfalloon".
 
2014-07-06 06:20:22 AM
Oh hey man, I know I haven't showered in a couple days and this coffee has whiskey in it to put up with being told I'm nothing more than a Nintendo humping loser, but I still need that trophy for showing up today. Yea, the big one since I was only 14 minutes late today.
 
2014-07-06 06:28:01 AM

Lsherm: udhq: Lsherm: Fair enough, but why bother? Who thinks like this? Why would anyone interview for a $60K a year job smelling like booze, especially if you don't have any work experience?

There's your problem.  Who the ever-loving fark would bother going to college if they were willing to take a job for $60K?

/Unless you're in the middle of absolute BFE, freezing-cold nowhere.
//Or into non-profit work.

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That's a good salary for someone with no job experience at all.  Outside of NY or California, it's almost outstanding.


Please don't feed the troll
 
2014-07-06 06:31:27 AM

some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.


When I was out of work years ago I did let my hygiene go if I had no interviews. I think 3 days was the longest I went, but if I was going to an interview I took a HAZMAT scrub down or a first date shower as I like to call them where I get in everywhere.

And Axe does not cover up anything, it makes you stink of Axe and BO, just think about the Sex Panther scene from Anchorman and thats what everyone thinks. This friend of my roomate would reek of it and I told her he cant come over if he has that much Axe on, jeebus the last time I had her wash any blanket or pillow he used and Fabreeze the couch.

/stings the nostrils
//smells like India food in a used diaper
 
2014-07-06 06:31:39 AM

Prey4reign: Apparently proofreaders, of whatever generation, can't spell millennials right.


It's easy, too!

G-E-N-E-R-A-T-I-O-N Y

/I was alive when Reagan was president and the Soviets were still around
//I wasn't born in the 2000s.
 
2014-07-06 06:54:43 AM

K3rmy: BlueDWarrior: quo vadimus: Perhaps millenials prefer antiperspirant?

If I had to choose between a deodorant and anti-perspirant, I'd consistently take the latter.

It is natural for your body to perspire.  Unless you are dripping when you do, use deodorant.  It is not fair to confuse your sweat glands.


Antiperspirants work by blocking the pores to stop the sweat from reaching the skin surface, some may also employ an astringent effect to reduce the size of pores to further aid in this. You do not need to worry about being unfair and/or confusing your sweat glands, they have zero awareness of what is going on.
 
2014-07-06 06:58:02 AM
Keeping my children safe from harm is more important to me than eating lunch.

Headline - Have parents stopped eating?
 
2014-07-06 07:05:05 AM

Hector Remarkable: So if you're looking to go corporate, douse yourself in patchouli.


No, just brush your hair, take a bath, and throw on some deo when you are at work. At least TRY to pretend you care about looking somewhat professional.  We all work for "The man" at some point, and sometimes we gotta play by their rules to get paid.
 
2014-07-06 07:09:48 AM
We stop at the same coffee shop just about every night to end our shift, college town, lots of "millenials" "hipsters" whatever you call them.  Whenever it's warm enough we drink our coffee outside because of the ever-changing collage of BO and skunk-juice in there.  Dude sat down next to me awhile back that stunk so bad he could have peeled paint and proceeded to play warcraft on his laptop.  I don't think they can afford water or something.  College town, they all reek.
 
2014-07-06 07:12:39 AM

hitnrun74: We stop at the same coffee shop just about every night to end our shift, college town, lots of "millenials" "hipsters" whatever you call them.  Whenever it's warm enough we drink our coffee outside because of the ever-changing collage of BO and skunk-juice in there.  Dude sat down next to me awhile back that stunk so bad he could have peeled paint and proceeded to play warcraft on his laptop.  I don't think they can afford water or something.  College town, they all reek.


"skunk-juice"...I can dig that term! I will have to remember that one :)
 
2014-07-06 07:16:01 AM

TheOmni: This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.


Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility

Isn't it Bank of Americas job to shiat on people ?
 
2014-07-06 07:23:51 AM
So..."deodorant" is a few percent less important to them?

Is it possible that some of them prefer to actually just bathe regularly instead of focusing on regular applications of some kind of deodorantcounterstench?

/Why is it called "de"odorant when it's actually adding more odors instead?
 
2014-07-06 07:29:32 AM
SAVE WATER! Self indulgent BOOMERS.
 
2014-07-06 08:05:35 AM

Lsherm: I've been interviewing quite a lot of recent grads at my new job.   We've had some alarming interviews with recent grads who farking REEK of alcohol during the interview.  They clearly can't smell it, and since they're young they don't look hungover, but Jesus Christ I've worked with functioning alcoholics who manage to come to work each day smelling better than these kids.  Here's a protip: don't go out drinking the night before an interview.  You can go out drinking right after the interview, just stay dry for 24 hours before the interview.  Women or men - they'll try to cover it up with Axe or perfume but that sour alcohol smell is still there.

We've also had people who come from areas of the world where deodorant or perfume isn't commonly used. My advice? Learn to use it at least for the interview.  We sat through a horrific 60 minutes with a woman who was very attractive, very qualified, and who smelled like she hadn't washed herself in 16 days. It was a stink that lingered so strongly the next interview candidate felt the need to point out the smell wasn't coming from her.  I sympathized.  Four hours later I could still smell that woman in the room.  If Seinfeld hadn't done it first, it could have been a sitcom episode.


LOL, and gross. I think I'd prefer alcohol smell to 16 day old body odor.

I once dated a guy who refused to wear deodorant (allergic). I literally gagged one time and told him it was over. Also had a crush on a guy with halitosis, but nope, had to bail on that too.
 
2014-07-06 08:05:48 AM
20-somethings calling themselves "international business developer*" or "entrepreneur" 90% of the time means they're part of an MLM, and possibly didn't finish college.  My partner's 24 year old sister is convinced if she keeps spending $150/month buying product that no one wants($70 for 24 cans, erm no thank you), she'll soon be making a 6 figure income, nevermind that the company's own financials show that 95% make less than minimum wage, and 75% lose money, nope she's "special". Because sleeping until noon and not working a job(just over broke) gives her plenty of time.....to watch netflix. so far she's at negative $1,500 or so.

*actually a term encouraged by an unscrupulous MLM CEO(think "healthy" energy drinks-it's got mangosteen, which is what plants want!) who targets ages 17-25 because they're too young to know many MLMs are product based pyramid schemes.
 
2014-07-06 08:08:03 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: And wash those goddamned jeans, filthy hipsters!


If you wear underwear, you only have to wash jeans after the second wear!

/wear
 
2014-07-06 08:10:34 AM

vernonFL: This one time I came into work really hung over and my boss told me I smelled like liquor.  I was really embarrassed, but my boss was cool about it, like he knew how it felt - like he'd been there and done that and understood.


The trick is to not be hungover, but actively intoxicated. Vodka and eclipse gum smells fresh and everyone will love you!
 
2014-07-06 08:12:26 AM
That "article" was so bad it gave me cancer.
 
2014-07-06 08:13:43 AM

BlaqueKatt: 20-somethings calling themselves "international business developer*" or "entrepreneur" 90% of the time means they're part of an MLM, and possibly didn't finish college.  My partner's 24 year old sister is convinced if she keeps spending $150/month buying product that no one wants($70 for 24 cans, erm no thank you), she'll soon be making a 6 figure income, nevermind that the company's own financials show that 95% make less than minimum wage, and 75% lose money, nope she's "special". Because sleeping until noon and not working a job(just over broke) gives her plenty of time.....to watch netflix. so far she's at negative $1,500 or so.

*actually a term encouraged by an unscrupulous MLM CEO(think "healthy" energy drinks-it's got mangosteen, which is what plants want!) who targets ages 17-25 because they're too young to know many MLMs are product based pyramid schemes.


THIS. My sister AND brother in law fell for that shiat, as well as a few friends. I tried to warm them and straight up told them it was a pyramid sceme but noooo, they wont listen to me.
 
2014-07-06 08:28:05 AM

mafiageek1980: BlaqueKatt: 20-somethings calling themselves "international business developer*" or "entrepreneur" 90% of the time means they're part of an MLM, and possibly didn't finish college.  My partner's 24 year old sister is convinced if she keeps spending $150/month buying product that no one wants($70 for 24 cans, erm no thank you), she'll soon be making a 6 figure income, nevermind that the company's own financials show that 95% make less than minimum wage, and 75% lose money, nope she's "special". Because sleeping until noon and not working a job(just over broke) gives her plenty of time.....to watch netflix. so far she's at negative $1,500 or so.

*actually a term encouraged by an unscrupulous MLM CEO(think "healthy" energy drinks-it's got mangosteen, which is what plants want!) who targets ages 17-25 because they're too young to know many MLMs are product based pyramid schemes.

THIS. My sister AND brother in law fell for that shiat, as well as a few friends. I tried to warm them and straight up told them it was a pyramid sceme but noooo, they wont listen to me.


One of my first job "interviews" out of college was one of these. I was familiar with the term pyramid scheme and figured it out right away. One of their products was called "Liquid Chi" and was literally a gallon of water with about a pinch of sea salt added."
 
2014-07-06 08:28:29 AM
Hey boss man, I know you wanted that excel file today but Christie updated her FB with the same text as a tweet she posted and after telling her it was a faux pas I noticed it's 3 pm. Gonna go hang out in the cafe, maybe I'll shower tomorrow.
 
2014-07-06 08:28:43 AM
Kids these days and their music! *shakes fist*
 
2014-07-06 08:31:17 AM
Friends of mine run an expensive, high-end B&B.  They once told me the housekeepers rejoice when they see young couples at breakfast because they know, most of the time, the showers and jetted tubs won't be used.  The inn keepers are kind of amazed because most couples are there for romantic getaways and are likely to be having hot and dirty sexy time thus requiring bathing to maintain common standards of personal hygiene.  I suppose as long as the girls don't stick to the breakfast chairs it's all good.
 
2014-07-06 08:39:01 AM

some_beer_drinker: Lsherm: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.

That's absolutely not true.  I've been poor and unemployed.  The first thing you skimp on is beer.

you clearly have your priorities very mixed up. when i was poor and unemployed i made my own beer, and sold the extra to my friends. never never give up on beer, or your life is over.


The world is a better place for your fark handle being more than just that.

In other news, a whole generation of women are out there who don`t care about YOUR personal hygene...

The game is changing and it looks like both sides are reducing the cost to the other for sex/relationship when compared to the old bargain which went something like this.

The old bargain went something like this

Woman "I put sex on the table"
Man "I also put sex on the table"
Woman "That`s not enough"
Man "Ok, I`ll also put dinner and some gifts on the table"
Woman "That`s not enough, I may catch something from you"
Man "Ok, I`ll also put not having sex with other people on the table"
Woman "That`s not enough, look I may get pregnant here. I may have to look after some kids until they fark off"
Man "Ok, I`ll also put looking after the kids on the table"
Woman "That`s not enough, me and the kids have to eat you know"
Man "Ok, I`ll put going out to work for 30 years until I have used up all my will to live on the table but I`ll not have the time to spend with you or the kids so much"
Woman "That`s looking like the right sort of deal, sign this contract. You may now kiss the bride."

New bargain

Woman "I put sex on the table"
Man "I also put sex on the table"
Woman "That seems good to me"
Man "Seems good to me too"

You may notice, in the new deal the woman does not have to make herself seem like this amazing, never to be repeated deal anymore, hence the reduced importance of personal hygiene. No need to be a domestic goddess or mother to all, she just has to be willing to accept the price of sex as being the gift of sex, which it should be in an equal world.

This also allows guys to be slackers working their one man business out of their moms basement instead of getting a proper job too.

So we have stinky women with a redesigned sexual contract and slackers with no pressure to `step up`

Sounds great. THIS is a future I can get behind.
 
2014-07-06 08:40:22 AM
Worst generation EVAR!
 
2014-07-06 08:41:28 AM

pissnmoan: Friends of mine run an expensive, high-end B&B.  They once told me the housekeepers rejoice when they see young couples at breakfast because they know, most of the time, the showers and jetted tubs won't be used.  The inn keepers are kind of amazed because most couples are there for romantic getaways and are likely to be having hot and dirty sexy time thus requiring bathing to maintain common standards of personal hygiene much too busy getting jiggy than getting clean. They can wash once they get home.  I suppose as long as the girls don't stick to the breakfast chairs it's all good.


FTFY
 
2014-07-06 08:41:49 AM

BlaqueKatt: 20-somethings calling themselves "international business developer*" or "entrepreneur" 90% of the time means they're part of an MLM, and possibly didn't finish college.  My partner's 24 year old sister is convinced if she keeps spending $150/month buying product that no one wants($70 for 24 cans, erm no thank you), she'll soon be making a 6 figure income, nevermind that the company's own financials show that 95% make less than minimum wage, and 75% lose money, nope she's "special". Because sleeping until noon and not working a job(just over broke) gives her plenty of time.....to watch netflix. so far she's at negative $1,500 or so.

*actually a term encouraged by an unscrupulous MLM CEO(think "healthy" energy drinks-it's got mangosteen, which is what plants want!) who targets ages 17-25 because they're too young to know many MLMs are product based pyramid schemes.


I think I know which one you're talking about, actually.  This one time, I was on the last leg of a trip to the States on business and had been awake for something like 20 hours with meetings the next day, and all I wanted to do was get a few hours of sleep.  So naturally the guy sitting next to me starts trying to sell me on some transparently bogus energy-drink, which gets sold by "independent distributor entrepreneurs" showing me pictures of his BMW 3-series and the swimming pool at his house in suburban San Diego.  As if that's supposed to be impressive or something.  Anyway, he gave me his card, which I politely accepted in a vain attempt to get him to wrap up his spiel.  I think it's propping up one leg of my kitchen table right now.  About the worst way to get me to buy and/or sell any product that I've yet experienced.

Mangosteens are awfully tasty, though.  The dessert at our Christmas dinner every year is a latter of tropical fruits (mangosteen, lychees, guava, carambole, so on and so forth), and they're always the first ones gone.

/had a durian once
//the smell was indescribable
 
2014-07-06 08:44:52 AM
How does Kelli B. Grant still have a job?  Does MSNBC not have an editor?  Do they know what statistics are?  How does trolling millennials fit their long term goals?

/As an old guy myself, I once had to tell a 16 year old in my car pool that if he ever wore that much Axe again, he'd have to find another way to get to school.  This was about 7 years ago. Do college graduates still really wear that stuff?
 
2014-07-06 08:52:16 AM

some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.


uh, what? since when?

first thing you skimp out on is subscriptions, second is luxury items, third is gas/personal transportation, fourth is living arrangements

you never ever skimp out on hygiene or deodorant
 
2014-07-06 08:55:42 AM

eventhelosers: SAVE WATER! Self indulgent BOOMERS.


if you want to save water then fill a bucket of water and wet a rag, it's how most of the world bathes, you don't technically need a gallon of water to get a tiny bit of soap off your skin - tho it is nice
 
2014-07-06 08:59:04 AM
Would people STFU about the "millennials" already? They're becoming almost as obnoxious as the Boomers, if that's even possible. At least us Gen Xers didn't give a fark and left everyone alone.
 
2014-07-06 09:03:02 AM
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2014-07-06 09:19:38 AM

AdamK: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.
uh, what? since when?
first thing you skimp out on is subscriptions, second is luxury items, third is gas/personal transportation, fourth is living arrangements
you never ever skimp out on hygiene or deodorant


You gotta forgive him. His priorities are different, since he's drunk most of the time.
 
2014-07-06 09:21:05 AM
I'll assume the next "article" will be about millennials having fat mommas and will have a survey on just how fat their mommas really are.
 
2014-07-06 09:25:46 AM

Ker_Thwap: How does Kelli B. Grant still have a job?  Does MSNBC not have an editor?  Do they know what statistics are?  How does trolling millennials fit their long term goals?

/As an old guy myself, I once had to tell a 16 year old in my car pool that if he ever wore that much Axe again, he'd have to find another way to get to school.  This was about 7 years ago. Do college graduates still really wear that stuff?


Some do, we had one last year at work that would just get his axe funk stuck in the elevator. It was like the BO episode of Seinfeld it would stick to you and so pungent you could taste it.

Right now I will confess I havent showered this weekend, yesterday I was doing housework all day so I kinda got a funky BO pine smell going. But I will shower after the laundry is done and I mow the lawn.
 
2014-07-06 09:36:15 AM

groppet: Ker_Thwap: How does Kelli B. Grant still have a job?  Does MSNBC not have an editor?  Do they know what statistics are?  How does trolling millennials fit their long term goals?

/As an old guy myself, I once had to tell a 16 year old in my car pool that if he ever wore that much Axe again, he'd have to find another way to get to school.  This was about 7 years ago. Do college graduates still really wear that stuff?

Some do, we had one last year at work that would just get his axe funk stuck in the elevator. It was like the BO episode of Seinfeld it would stick to you and so pungent you could taste it.

Right now I will confess I havent showered this weekend, yesterday I was doing housework all day so I kinda got a funky BO pine smell going. But I will shower after the laundry is done and I mow the lawn.


I had always figured Axe was for middle-schoolers who didn't want to walk out of the locker room after gym class smelling like they'd been playing basketball for an hour, but who were too hung up/embarrassed to take a shower.
 
2014-07-06 09:45:01 AM
ducatiforum.co.uk
 
2014-07-06 09:46:35 AM

Lsherm: I've been interviewing quite a lot of recent grads at my new job.   We've had some alarming interviews with recent grads who farking REEK of alcohol during the interview.  They clearly can't smell it, and since they're young they don't look hungover, but Jesus Christ I've worked with functioning alcoholics who manage to come to work each day smelling better than these kids.  Here's a protip: don't go out drinking the night before an interview.  You can go out drinking right after the interview, just stay dry for 24 hours before the interview.  Women or men - they'll try to cover it up with Axe or perfume but that sour alcohol smell is still there.

We've also had people who come from areas of the world where deodorant or perfume isn't commonly used. My advice? Learn to use it at least for the interview.  We sat through a horrific 60 minutes with a woman who was very attractive, very qualified, and who smelled like she hadn't washed herself in 16 days. It was a stink that lingered so strongly the next interview candidate felt the need to point out the smell wasn't coming from her.  I sympathized.  Four hours later I could still smell that woman in the room.  If Seinfeld hadn't done it first, it could have been a sitcom episode.


Stay classy, kids!
 
2014-07-06 09:50:17 AM
I walked outside in the rain today. Does that count as a shower if I brought soap with me?
 
2014-07-06 09:51:18 AM

big pig peaches: mafiageek1980: BlaqueKatt: 20-somethings calling themselves "international business developer*" or "entrepreneur" 90% of the time means they're part of an MLM, and possibly didn't finish college.  My partner's 24 year old sister is convinced if she keeps spending $150/month buying product that no one wants($70 for 24 cans, erm no thank you), she'll soon be making a 6 figure income, nevermind that the company's own financials show that 95% make less than minimum wage, and 75% lose money, nope she's "special". Because sleeping until noon and not working a job(just over broke) gives her plenty of time.....to watch netflix. so far she's at negative $1,500 or so.

*actually a term encouraged by an unscrupulous MLM CEO(think "healthy" energy drinks-it's got mangosteen, which is what plants want!) who targets ages 17-25 because they're too young to know many MLMs are product based pyramid schemes.

THIS. My sister AND brother in law fell for that shiat, as well as a few friends. I tried to warm them and straight up told them it was a pyramid sceme but noooo, they wont listen to me.

One of my first job "interviews" out of college was one of these. I was familiar with the term pyramid scheme and figured it out right away. One of their products was called "Liquid Chi" and was literally a gallon of water with about a pinch of sea salt added."


When I was 18, I applied for a job that promised $25 an hour (this is late 90s money too).

Turns out the company was CutCo and the job was going around trying to make your family feel sorry enough to buy some expensive knives. Admittedly, they are nice knives though. They aren't shiat.

As tempted as I was by their promises of making $25+ an hour, I could smell the bullshiat even then.
 
2014-07-06 10:12:59 AM

some_beer_drinker: fusillade762: some_beer_drinker: i don't wear deodorant because it gives me a rash. i also sweat a lot, so i smell like rotten fruit.

Is it deodorant or antiperspirant? I know the latter makes me itch like the dickens. Plus I don't think it's natural to attempt to chemically prevent yourself from sweating.

i have psoriasis. anything scented gives me a rash. if my clothes are washed in scented detergent, and i wear them, it feels like i have splashed with acid.

-----------



I could email you a homemade deodorant recipe. It is not an antiperspirant, but it does ward off BO.
 
2014-07-06 10:17:36 AM

TheOmni: This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.


I smell a Millennial....
 
2014-07-06 10:18:14 AM
Had my own personal very special experience with this phenomenon just yesterday. A man in his mid 20s came in to the spa where I work and when he removed his shoes the odor was bad enough where the spa attendants escorted him directly to the showers. It was horrific. And when he got on my table (massage therapist) I had to cover his feet with a huge towel. He had the WORST case of athlete's foot/ fungus I have ever seen. This wasn't someone from a foreign country or a elderly client. This was a douche bag hipster in his mid 20s from LA. /CSS
 
2014-07-06 10:30:22 AM

Kurmudgeon: some_beer_drinker: never never give up on beer, or your life is over.

Had a friend, had the same attitude on beer. They found him dead on the couch at age 56. Do give it a break once in awhile.


My friend who was like this just passed away at the age of 46. Massive heart attack. Party on, dude, but in moderation. My friend never got to meet his first grand son who was born a few days before he passed.
 
2014-07-06 10:35:28 AM
I'm seeing more employers with "fragrance free" work places. So which is it? Stink or stank?
 
2014-07-06 10:37:05 AM
FFS boomers, you have you forgotten how the lazy press portrayed you? According to the press at the time, when you were left college, it was because you had dropped out after you started dropping acid because Timothy Leary told you to.  You were a long haired, tie dye wearing, member of a free love commune somewhere in the country, surrounded by dozens of naked toddlers named Sunshine and Rainbow running through your organic garden and pot farm whose fathers could have been any of a dozen different guys.  You stunk because you had rejected personal hygiene products as the just another case of Madison Avenue selling consumerism and conformity and the appalling conditions at the commune made regular bathing impossible even if you were so inclined.   So you reeked of body odor, pot and patchouli.

You needed a haircut,  were too lazy to work and lived off of welfare according to Governor Ronald Reagan.  He described you as Looking like Tarzan, walking like Jane and smelling like Cheetah.  A four percentage point difference between college grads today and the national average half of which is more likely attributable to the margin of error than any real difference and you go into Ronald Reagan paranoid fantasies of standing at the gate of the bastion of decency and civilization against the barbarian hoard outside?  It was bullshiat then and it's the same bullshiat now.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCr3nL78qWs
 
2014-07-06 10:40:56 AM
i306.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-06 11:05:57 AM

stan unusual: FFS boomers, you have you forgotten how the lazy press portrayed you? According to the press at the time, when you were left college, it was because you had dropped out after you started dropping acid because Timothy Leary told you to. You were a long haired, tie dye wearing, member of a free love commune somewhere in the country, surrounded by dozens of naked toddlers named Sunshine and Rainbow running through your organic garden and pot farm whose fathers could have been any of a dozen different guys. You stunk because you had rejected personal hygiene products as the just another case of Madison Avenue selling consumerism and conformity and the appalling conditions at the commune made regular bathing impossible even if you were so inclined. So you reeked of body odor, pot and patchouli.


I'm a "boomer" and I grew up in the 70's. Aerosmith and Cheech and Chong. We all bathed regularly. Calm the fark down

And the worst pathouli reek I ever came across was last year: a 22-year old borderline personality who wore hippie dresses, didn't comb her hair, and had tattoos all over her. Everything she touched stunk of patchouli. I hadn't even known what it smelled like before that.

What goes around, comes around.
 
2014-07-06 11:15:12 AM

NobleHam: Oh my God, four percent fewer consider deodorant essential, to say nothing of whether or not they use it anyway, than older people? Truly the entire generation is doomed.


Really, the conversation in this thread should be about how journalism is so shiatty.
 
2014-07-06 11:20:17 AM

Witness99: ecmoRandomNumbers: And wash those goddamned jeans, filthy hipsters!

If you wear underwear, you only have to wash jeans after the second wear!

/wear




The cool thing is to stick them in the freezer over night.
 
2014-07-06 11:25:43 AM

4seasons85!: It sounds like my step-brother. He is 22, obese and he doesn't like to shower. I had to sit in a very long car ride with him and it was pretty bad.


My 28-year-old brother is the same way.  I have to drive him to work every day (he has a visual impairment and can't drive), and I have to Febreeze the car every day when I'm done.  I'll even keep the damn windows open when it's raining.  It's the only shower he ever gets.  I have no idea why he's so afraid of soap and shampoo.
 
2014-07-06 11:33:05 AM
I once worked at a summer camp, and one of my cabin mates neither showered nor did laundry. Oh, and he worked in the kitchen. One day, Shawn, the big, rough, and kinda mean lifeguard, called down to the kitchen: "Hey, we've got a big crowd for free swim. Is there anybody you can send up here to sit in the tower and watch the buddy board, so we can have more lifeguards out on the dock?" The kitchen staff leapt at the chance to send Stinky up to the waterfront. Of course, Shawn was lying- there was no crowd for free swim. When Stinky arrived, Shawn grabbed him, held him under water, and scrubbed him and his clothes down with laundry detergent.

When I was a teenager, it was hilarious. In retrospect, it's terribly cruel. Still, our cabin smelled better afterwards.
 
2014-07-06 11:33:36 AM
Cripes.   An 83'er here.   Most days if I'm working outside I have a shower to wake up and a shower to finish the day.  If I have a date that night, it's another shower.

Even when I have no access to running water when hiking I still have a can of gold bond, just to keep things dry, and not as stinky.  Just the basics;  changing socks, and underwear.  Getting some water on your body and keeping the areas that will get sweaty dry as often as you can.

WTFark is wrong with some kids?


I remember having a roommate who would only bath once a month,  their room stunk enough I had to put towels under their door to contain the stench.   The amount of filth and stank juice coming out of that room when she finally moved out was the worst I have ever experienced.   I even bought some of my dads old mining masks in to clean.   Literal choking in the funk.

Not so cool story bro.
 
2014-07-06 11:52:46 AM

Crackers Are a Family Food: 4seasons85!: It sounds like my step-brother. He is 22, obese and he doesn't like to shower. I had to sit in a very long car ride with him and it was pretty bad.

My 28-year-old brother is the same way.  I have to drive him to work every day (he has a visual impairment and can't drive), and I have to Febreeze the car every day when I'm done.  I'll even keep the damn windows open when it's raining.  It's the only shower he ever gets.  I have no idea why he's so afraid of soap and shampoo.


Have you ever tried raising the subject with him? I doubt it's helping his social life.
 
2014-07-06 12:18:08 PM
I've worked with a couple of younger (both in their 30s now) guys who I'm convinced, due to their girth, could not reach their asses to wipe them down. Also had two brothers who lived on a farm and had that stale smell to them no matter when you saw them.

Thankfully, none of them work with us anymore.  They were horrid.

\as for the article, I know the point isn't the hygiene thing, they're still showing how little they care about their self-image.  Yet another byproduct of the "everybody wins" generation.
 
2014-07-06 01:24:56 PM
Seriously though it's 90's kids who are most likely to be unhygienic.
 
2014-07-06 01:39:35 PM

Lsherm: TheOther: Maybe those drunk job candidates don't really want to work for you and are just using you for practice.  As for Funky Foreigner, you have all my sympathy and admiration for not breaking down and saying something to her about it.  On the other hand, after a reasonable interval, sending her anonymous packages of Secret and some body wash might be the most humanitarian thing you will ever do.

Fair enough, but why bother?  Who thinks like this?  Why would anyone interview for a $60K a year job smelling like booze, especially if you don't have any work experience? I'll accept they think they can get something better, but that's a great starting salary outside of the financial industry, particularly for a job advertised as "recent graduates welcome."

I will not send anything to the woman who stank because it opens us up to all kinds of liability.


Yep. I wouldn't have even mentioned it to her during the interview. That's begging for a national origin discrimination filing.
 
2014-07-06 01:52:36 PM
I was a pretty dirty kid... I had like no sense of hygiene till my early 20s actually...
In high school I took like one shower a week and just Stridex pad'd my face every day to keep the zits at bay. Went to college and pretty much continued my nasty ways till I had room mates and they started randomly mentioning I stunk. Basically shamed enough times into starting to take showers more often... and I dunno, something must of clicked because I started to just physically not be able to go more than a couple days without a shower before I'd feel disgusting in my own skin. In my 30s I can't bear to go more than one day without a shower. I still don't brush my teeth nearly as often as I should though. Floss often.

/always take a shower right before interview or date.. usually brush teeth too!
//has job
///ass end of Gen X.
 
2014-07-06 02:14:39 PM

reggaejunkiejew: I was a pretty dirty kid... I had like no sense of hygiene till my early 20s actually...
In high school I took like one shower a week and just Stridex pad'd my face every day to keep the zits at bay. Went to college and pretty much continued my nasty ways till I had room mates and they started randomly mentioning I stunk. Basically shamed enough times into starting to take showers more often... and I dunno, something must of clicked because I started to just physically not be able to go more than a couple days without a shower before I'd feel disgusting in my own skin. In my 30s I can't bear to go more than one day without a shower. I still don't brush my teeth nearly as often as I should though. Floss often.

/always take a shower right before interview or date.. usually brush teeth too!
//has job
///ass end of Gen X.


Pardon the naive question - didn't your parents make you clean yourself?
 
2014-07-06 02:26:11 PM

nijika: Oh god Baby Boomers please stop with these.  I had to deal with this crap all through the Generation X mania years, do you have to do it to ANOTHER generation too?


Probably not. It's like parents who beat their kids, who grow up, have kids of their own and beat them too, loop until no kids are left in that bloodline to have kids either by suicide, murder, or murder-suicide.
 
2014-07-06 03:02:16 PM

Nogale: reggaejunkiejew: I was a pretty dirty kid... I had like no sense of hygiene till my early 20s actually...
In high school I took like one shower a week and just Stridex pad'd my face every day to keep the zits at bay. Went to college and pretty much continued my nasty ways till I had room mates and they started randomly mentioning I stunk. Basically shamed enough times into starting to take showers more often... and I dunno, something must of clicked because I started to just physically not be able to go more than a couple days without a shower before I'd feel disgusting in my own skin. In my 30s I can't bear to go more than one day without a shower. I still don't brush my teeth nearly as often as I should though. Floss often.

/always take a shower right before interview or date.. usually brush teeth too!
//has job
///ass end of Gen X.

Pardon the naive question - didn't your parents make you clean yourself?


Well they tried to, I was very strong willed... and also I didn't really stink that much (pre teen) being a nerdy shut in. Wasn't like I came home from football practice and stank up the place. They were more concerned about me "looking dirty" and how it would reflect on them, which I sort of found funny. Then as a teenager it was part of rebelling against whatever I felt like rebelling against.
 
2014-07-06 03:35:39 PM

big pig peaches: mafiageek1980: BlaqueKatt: 20-somethings calling themselves "international business developer*" or "entrepreneur" 90% of the time means they're part of an MLM, and possibly didn't finish college.  My partner's 24 year old sister is convinced if she keeps spending $150/month buying product that no one wants($70 for 24 cans, erm no thank you), she'll soon be making a 6 figure income, nevermind that the company's own financials show that 95% make less than minimum wage, and 75% lose money, nope she's "special". Because sleeping until noon and not working a job(just over broke) gives her plenty of time.....to watch netflix. so far she's at negative $1,500 or so.

*actually a term encouraged by an unscrupulous MLM CEO(think "healthy" energy drinks-it's got mangosteen, which is what plants want!) who targets ages 17-25 because they're too young to know many MLMs are product based pyramid schemes.

THIS. My sister AND brother in law fell for that shiat, as well as a few friends. I tried to warm them and straight up told them it was a pyramid sceme but noooo, they wont listen to me.

One of my first job "interviews" out of college was one of these. I was familiar with the term pyramid scheme and figured it out right away. One of their products was called "Liquid Chi" and was literally a gallon of water with about a pinch of sea salt added."


That's NOTHING! In the early 90s I mistakenly took a ride from Conroe, Tx to Katy with an Amway salesman. I wanted to suck start a .45 by the time the ride was over.
 
2014-07-06 04:57:17 PM

Begoggle: Seriously though it's 90's kids who are most likely to be unhygienic.


Evil stepmother here, kid born in '99.  Stinks to high heaven if not told to shower/change clothes on a daily basis.

/icky
 
2014-07-06 05:32:40 PM

AdamK: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.

uh, what? since when?

first thing you skimp out on is subscriptions, second is luxury items, third is gas/personal transportation, fourth is living arrangements

you never ever skimp out on hygiene or deodorant


i just meant not shaving quite a regularly, blades are hella expensive. maybe a cheaper shampoo, no conditioner...like that. i don't mean become a stinky hipster/hippie.
 
2014-07-06 05:52:25 PM

TheOmni: This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.


touched a nerve, did they, Stinky?
 
2014-07-06 05:52:59 PM

specialkae: Begoggle: Seriously though it's 90's kids who are most likely to be unhygienic.
Evil stepmother here, kid born in '99.  Stinks to high heaven if not told to shower/change clothes on a daily basis.
/icky


My kid used to be a stinky basement dweller ('93), but in the last couple of years he came around. I used to have to "remind" him to bathe and brush his teeth. Now if I could just get him to clean up that pigpen he lives in.

/He left for a few days. I cleaned the fark out of it. Mu-hahahaahahahahahaa. If he doesn't like it, I guess he can move out.
 
2014-07-06 06:01:18 PM
Running my own small business, a lot of the people who come in here are just generally atrocious to even look at, much less smell. I probably flat out no half of them at the door. Your kids are a reflection of you and needless to say, I cannot understand how you can fail at parenting so badly to send them into the world looking/acting like they do.
 
2014-07-06 06:57:21 PM
My coworker farts in her hand and smells it.
 
2014-07-06 07:01:29 PM

Salmon: My coworker farts in her hand and smells it.


don't we all?
 
2014-07-06 07:33:17 PM

some_beer_drinker: Salmon: My coworker farts in her hand and smells it.

don't we all?


I would think it's weird if you didn't.
 
2014-07-06 07:52:39 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: some_beer_drinker: Salmon: My coworker farts in her hand and smells it.

don't we all?

I would think it's weird if you didn't.


I giggle hysterically when I Dutch oven my dogs. That's normal, right?
 
2014-07-06 07:57:26 PM
So, humans really stink. You gotta wash your ass, every day. I always get a kick out of guys that brag about how much they love going down on women, the more "lady juice" the better. Do you have any idea what you're ingesting? Smelly bacteria, dead skin cells, the vagina's self cleansing system - mucous, funk, etc...yeah, super sexy. About as gross gag me (if not more so) than slurping down a guys bitter, salty, mucousy semen. But, whatever floats your boat.
 
2014-07-06 08:19:19 PM

Witness99: So, humans really stink. You gotta wash your ass, every day. I always get a kick out of guys that brag about how much they love going down on women, the more "lady juice" the better. Do you have any idea what you're ingesting? Smelly bacteria, dead skin cells, the vagina's self cleansing system - mucous, funk, etc...yeah, super sexy. About as gross gag me (if not more so) than slurping down a guys bitter, salty, mucousy semen. But, whatever floats your boat.


You should eat more fruit.
 
2014-07-06 08:47:04 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o0xDGXotGIE

You gotta wash your ass, if you must
You gotta wash your hair, if you must
You gotta brush your teeth, if you must
Or else you'll be funkaaaaaay!
 
2014-07-06 10:34:55 PM

cryinoutloud: stan unusual: FFS boomers, you have you forgotten how the lazy press portrayed you? According to the press at the time, when you were left college, it was because you had dropped out after you started dropping acid because Timothy Leary told you to. You were a long haired, tie dye wearing, member of a free love commune somewhere in the country, surrounded by dozens of naked toddlers named Sunshine and Rainbow running through your organic garden and pot farm whose fathers could have been any of a dozen different guys. You stunk because you had rejected personal hygiene products as the just another case of Madison Avenue selling consumerism and conformity and the appalling conditions at the commune made regular bathing impossible even if you were so inclined. So you reeked of body odor, pot and patchouli.

I'm a "boomer" and I grew up in the 70's. Aerosmith and Cheech and Chong. We all bathed regularly. Calm the fark down

And the worst pathouli reek I ever came across was last year: a 22-year old borderline personality who wore hippie dresses, didn't comb her hair, and had tattoos all over her. Everything she touched stunk of patchouli. I hadn't even known what it smelled like before that.

What goes around, comes around.


I'm calm, it's TFA and the throwback narrative that Governor Raygun was pushing that is the panicky chicken little stuff.  I grew up in the 60-70's.  Yep we bathed regularly and realized that there have always been a few folks with hygiene problems in every generation.  It's not uncommon in some folks with mental illness, sometimes because of the  logistical problems of being homeless and sometimes  just as a feature of their illness.
 
2014-07-06 11:51:42 PM

Dr.Zom: Bucky Katt: They're revolting.

You said it, they stink on ice!


You look like the piss boy!

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-07 12:28:29 AM

stan unusual: I'm calm,


I know you're calm, I misread your post. No offense. I get tired of people thinking that all "boomers" went to Woodstock. In general, I don't like those stupid generalizations at all.

A (young) friend of mine was going to grow dreadlocks. I have nothing against them, really, but I told him, Fine but just realize that if you have dreads people are going to think that you don't bathe very often, even if it's not true. And.....why the fark would you want to grow dreads anyway? A girl I knew had them and she said that she had to shave her head when she got tired of them.
 
2014-07-07 04:35:09 AM

cryinoutloud: stan unusual: I'm calm,

I know you're calm, I misread your post. No offense. I get tired of people thinking that all "boomers" went to Woodstock. In general, I don't like those stupid generalizations at all.

A (young) friend of mine was going to grow dreadlocks. I have nothing against them, really, but I told him, Fine but just realize that if you have dreads people are going to think that you don't bathe very often, even if it's not true. And.....why the fark would you want to grow dreads anyway? A girl I knew had them and she said that she had to shave her head when she got tired of them.


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2014-07-07 07:28:58 AM
Oh look, another "Them Damn Kids and their ____" thread...

Get over it, you elitist old snobs, there's a generation that isn't like us. We weren't like our parents either. Grow up about it already.

This article, and its incredibly narrow correlation/quiz data seems to be doing the same thing that so many like it are doing. Blaming the new generations for the fact that the new generations are having a hard time finding work. And in this economy, that boils down to blaming the victim. 

The practice of hiring has changed dramatically. If you don't know someone in the business you're hiring into, you're not nearly as likely to get hired there now as you were even just 5 years ago. Most businesses don't bother with their online application systems at all, and the few that do now electronically weed through their resume stacks before a human being ever sees them, paring them down from a stack of over 90 to a stack of oftentimes less than 6, based solely on keywords.

So if you don't know how to game the system(i.e. keyword catching) or someone that works where you wanna work? Your chances of getting hired are next to none. Which would make a lot of sense, since millennials wouldn't have had the time to develop large networking portfolios, nor would they have had the time to develop the necessary internal skills in the market from inside of the businesses that have started doing this.
 
2014-07-07 03:49:38 PM

powhound: some_beer_drinker: i don't wear deodorant because it gives me a rash. i also sweat a lot, so i smell like rotten fruit.

Have you considered the Thai Deodorant Stone? Actually heard about this on a fark thread, and having a teen daughter who just didn't respond to deodorant at all, I bought it for her. Of course, she rolled her eyes and such, but she uses it, and it works like a charm.

/one of the rare times when fark proved to be educational to my life



Oh yeah...my old hippie teacher in Juniour high used that.

It did not work....
 
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