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(Gothamist)   All those sweeping generalizations you had about millennials are most likely true   ( gothamist.com) divider line
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2017-04-20 08:30:50 PM  
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2017-04-20 08:45:37 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: [img.fark.net image 850x649]


/thread
 
2017-04-20 11:50:39 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: [img.fark.net image 850x649]


/threadjack

Have you emailed your senators and congressman to ask for student loans to be dischargeable in bankruptcy again?

This week?

No?

What the fark is wrong with you?

I'm really not kidding.

Several national groups are lobbying on this all the time...using they're Baby Boomer lobbyists and members to bang the drum.

/threadjack
 
2017-04-20 11:51:19 PM  

wejash: Bith Set Me Up: [img.fark.net image 850x649]

/threadjack

Have you emailed your senators and congressman to ask for student loans to be dischargeable in bankruptcy again?

This week?

No?

What the fark is wrong with you?

I'm really not kidding.

Several national groups are lobbying on this all the time...using they're Baby Boomer lobbyists and members to bang the drum.

/threadjack


Their...not they're.  Sigh.
 
2017-04-21 12:06:10 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: [img.fark.net image 850x649]


David Horsey is great.
 
2017-04-21 12:33:03 AM  
The vast majority of Millennials are hard working members of society. The few who whine about not getting trophies every time they show up to work on time are giving the rest a bad name.

It really is true, one bad apple spoils the whole damn generation.
 
2017-04-21 12:36:16 AM  
I'm way more sick of other generations whining about millennials than millennials themselves whining. Knock it off.
 
2017-04-21 12:46:16 AM  
Anytime I hear people complain about melilenials this is how I picture them:
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2017-04-21 12:48:23 AM  
I work with a lot of millenials. They seem just as dumb and naive as I was at their age, which tells me that they're no better or worse than everybody else.
 
2017-04-21 12:49:42 AM  
There's always going to be people who feel they are entitled to more than the world is providing them.  At least as long as there are people not teaching them to manage their expectations.
 
2017-04-21 12:51:42 AM  

DOCTORD000M: Anytime I hear people complain about melilenials this is how I picture them:
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Hmmm....  How did I fark that word up so bad?
 
2017-04-21 12:53:16 AM  
I'm more worried about the z generation.

Mostly because i can't understand half the crap that comes out of thier mouths. Don't laugh at me because I grab a fire extinguisher when you yell "YOUR NEW TRUCK IS ON FLEEK!"

translucent skin, hollow sunken eyes..
 
2017-04-21 12:55:31 AM  
After the Millennials will be the children of the Blank Generation. Difficult to see how that will turn out.
Richard Hell and the Voidoids: Blank Generation
Youtube TP3x-VdOb44
 
2017-04-21 12:59:32 AM  
My daughter and her fiance are both millennials, and are each hard working and without an entitled bone in their bodies.

Also, I've worked with quite a few of them, and the experience has been mainly positive.

So basically it's the ones I don't know who I assume are terrible people.
 
2017-04-21 01:00:45 AM  
I had one focused on his phone walk into me tonight. I'm 6'5" tall and people can't see me all the time.
 
2017-04-21 01:01:58 AM  
I know anecdotes do not equal data, but of the dozens of millennials I've worked with, only one fit the stereotype. All the rest were pretty much where I was at their age: just starting their careers, moving out on their own and smoking a shiat-ton of weed. Well, maybe they're vaping a shiat-ton of weed these days. That's about the only difference AFAICT.
 
2017-04-21 01:03:06 AM  

Weatherkiss: I work with a lot of millenials. They seem just as dumb and naive as I was at their age, which tells me that they're no better or worse than everybody else.


Yeah but the problem is, they shouldn't be, what with the sum total of human knowledge in their hands that they can't bother to use productively.
 
2017-04-21 01:04:56 AM  

wildcardjack: I had one focused on his phone walk into me tonight. I'm 6'5" tall and people can't see me all the time.


I don't think that's a millennial thing, but I find a quick flip up of your hand right before they hit you gets the phone just right.
 
2017-04-21 01:05:38 AM  
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2017-04-21 01:05:55 AM  

trappedspirit: There's always going to be people who feel they are entitled to more than the world is providing them.  At least as long as there are people not teaching them to manage their expectations.


Those people are tossed aside as pessimistic old fogeys that don't know nothing.
 
2017-04-21 01:10:18 AM  

wejash: Bith Set Me Up: [img.fark.net image 850x649]

/threadjack

Have you emailed your senators and congressman to ask for student loans to be dischargeable in bankruptcy again?

This week?

No?

What the fark is wrong with you?

I'm really not kidding.

Several national groups are lobbying on this all the time...using they're Baby Boomer lobbyists and members to bang the drum.

/threadjack


Why bother? We can't even get the GOP to investigate if the very foundation of our country was violated by Russia. They're actively trying to kill me and my love ones. There is no way in hell they would ever think about helping me.
 
2017-04-21 01:14:11 AM  

thatboyoverthere: wejash: Bith Set Me Up: [img.fark.net image 850x649]

/threadjack

Have you emailed your senators and congressman to ask for student loans to be dischargeable in bankruptcy again?

This week?

No?

What the fark is wrong with you?

I'm really not kidding.

Several national groups are lobbying on this all the time...using they're Baby Boomer lobbyists and members to bang the drum.

/threadjack

Why bother? We can't even get the GOP to investigate if the very foundation of our country was violated by Russia. They're actively trying to kill me and my love ones. There is no way in hell they would ever think about helping me.


I knew it!!!  Had a feeling all along Washington, Jefferson, etc... were true commie red coats.
 
2017-04-21 01:15:06 AM  
Whereas all the sweeping generalizations you had about every other generation are totally unfounded *cough cough*.
 
2017-04-21 01:15:50 AM  

wildcardjack: I had one focused on his phone walk into me tonight. I'm 6'5" tall and people can't see me all the time.


The devices are what really set them apart in terms of behavior IMO.

I was working at a major retailer today (I don't want to name them, but it rhymes with 'Blarget') in an active breakroom with maybe 10 mostly 20-somethings in it.

It was absolutely dead silent, every head bowed and 20 thumbs flying. It was actually somewhat eerie.

/ more of an observation than a criticism
 
2017-04-21 01:16:28 AM  

Weatherkiss: I work with a lot of millenials. They seem just as dumb and naive as I was at their age, which tells me that they're no better or worse than everybody else.


You seem reasonable and understanding... OUT! OUT!!!
 
2017-04-21 01:22:30 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: wildcardjack: I had one focused on his phone walk into me tonight. I'm 6'5" tall and people can't see me all the time.

The devices are what really set them apart in terms of behavior IMO.

I was working at a major retailer today (I don't want to name them, but it rhymes with 'Blarget') in an active breakroom with maybe 10 mostly 20-somethings in it.

It was absolutely dead silent, every head bowed and 20 thumbs flying. It was actually somewhat eerie.

/ more of an observation than a criticism


I see rooms full of senior citizens behaving the same way. It's hardly age based. The monkey brain wants its dopamine.

/Don't confuse memory of an age with age based behaviours.
 
2017-04-21 01:30:31 AM  
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2017-04-21 01:33:32 AM  

BafflerMeal: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: wildcardjack: I had one focused on his phone walk into me tonight. I'm 6'5" tall and people can't see me all the time.

The devices are what really set them apart in terms of behavior IMO.

I was working at a major retailer today (I don't want to name them, but it rhymes with 'Blarget') in an active breakroom with maybe 10 mostly 20-somethings in it.

It was absolutely dead silent, every head bowed and 20 thumbs flying. It was actually somewhat eerie.

/ more of an observation than a criticism

I see rooms full of senior citizens behaving the same way. It's hardly age based. The monkey brain wants its dopamine.

/Don't confuse memory of an age with age based behaviours
.


As it happens, the one person who did initiate a conversation with me was a retiree/part-timer in his mid 60s. He just said out of the blue, "How's it going" and we were off.

I guess my point was, that pre-device era, we were compelled to talk with our coworkers while on break or lunch.

What else could we have done? Just sit there in dead silence like a crazy person?
 
2017-04-21 01:39:30 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: BafflerMeal: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: wildcardjack: I had one focused on his phone walk into me tonight. I'm 6'5" tall and people can't see me all the time.

The devices are what really set them apart in terms of behavior IMO.

I was working at a major retailer today (I don't want to name them, but it rhymes with 'Blarget') in an active breakroom with maybe 10 mostly 20-somethings in it.

It was absolutely dead silent, every head bowed and 20 thumbs flying. It was actually somewhat eerie.

/ more of an observation than a criticism

I see rooms full of senior citizens behaving the same way. It's hardly age based. The monkey brain wants its dopamine.

/Don't confuse memory of an age with age based behaviours.

As it happens, the one person who did initiate a conversation with me was a retiree/part-timer in his mid 60s. He just said out of the blue, "How's it going" and we were off.

I guess my point was, that pre-device era, we were compelled to talk with our coworkers while on break or lunch.

What else could we have done? Just sit there in dead silence like a crazy person?


No, I didn't mean to suggest that. All I meant is many people say, "X doesn't behave the way we did at that age" and attribute it directly to the people, not the chronology or evironment. That's all.

Instead of "look at those young'uns" realize that the environment is fundamentally different in the same way that no two children are ever born into the same family.

/Don't like 'screen' culture myself
 
2017-04-21 01:39:47 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The vast majority of Millennials are hard working members of society. The few who whine about not getting trophies every time they show up to work on time are giving the rest a bad name.

It really is true, one bad apple spoils the whole damn generation.


I like to think that at some point, through the school of hard knocks, that those precious snowflakes become average normal people and then the myth will be echo chambered in all the retirement homes against us shifty Minnie's.

/God help us if we get Snowflake for 2036
 
2017-04-21 01:55:39 AM  
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2017-04-21 01:57:07 AM  
As an aging Gen-Xer, I don't care. I'm supporting Boomers. I'm supporting Millennials. I'm supporting Gen-Zers. I'm supporting everyone but my generation, it seems, because it's the others claiming that they're not getting enough. We're the ones currently in our 40s, approaching our 50s, realizing that it's our houses from which the Millennials are failing to launch, our equity on which the Boomers are living, and our jobs that are on the line should Millennials and Gen-Zers decide ageism isn't so bad. No one seems to give a shiat about Gen-Xers - we're the "Lost Generation" in this particular struggle, apparently, this culture war being conducted between our parents and our kids.
 
2017-04-21 01:57:51 AM  
Umm, the only generalizations I make about Millennials is that they're better mannered, but less empathetic.. maybe a bit more fickle and a little less prone to introspection, but those last two might just be up to relative youth.. Not yet middle aged but jaded, am I.
 
2017-04-21 01:58:17 AM  
What the hell are the parents thinking in these cases?  I don't care which arbitrary demographic group you're a member of.  If someone will let you live rent free, pay for your living expenses, let you just screw around all day, and not even demand to sleep with you then you've got to give it some serious consideration.

It sounds like we need a few more Red Formans out there.
 
2017-04-21 02:01:08 AM  
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2017-04-21 02:03:37 AM  
So young people believed old people when they said college was the way to a brighter future and then found their degrees didn't get them shiat, and Baby Boomers were unable to retire thanks to the Great Recession, so Millennials* are stuck working for jack shiat and living with their parents who also still have to work? Yeah, that's what everyone thought.

*who didn't get a STEM degree, but seriously, fark STEM superiority, the Western tradition of a liberal arts education still has value, and it's not our fault that it doesn't often have economic value
 
2017-04-21 02:04:29 AM  

dill doze: What the hell are the parents thinking in these cases?


"I don't want my child sleeping on the streets. I want to give them the best shot I can."
 
2017-04-21 02:05:28 AM  

Johnny Stalker Black: I know anecdotes do not equal data, but of the dozens of millennials I've worked with, only one fit the stereotype. All the rest were pretty much where I was at their age: just starting their careers, moving out on their own and smoking a shiat-ton of weed. Well, maybe they're vaping a shiat-ton of weed these days. That's about the only difference AFAICT.


To be fair, the tech back then was a lot more expensive than it is now, upwards of $100 for a very basic one.
 
2017-04-21 02:10:40 AM  
I'll just leave this here;  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RGvrmltfMrA
 
2017-04-21 02:11:19 AM  

NobleHam: dill doze: What the hell are the parents thinking in these cases?

"I don't want my child sleeping on the streets. I want to give them the best shot I can."


"And I'll do that by letting them sit on their ass all day."
 
2017-04-21 02:11:51 AM  
 
2017-04-21 02:26:06 AM  

The_Sponge: [img.fark.net image 425x425]


FTFA (fixed that for Aussies, our kids still know how to drive)
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2017-04-21 02:26:55 AM  
 
2017-04-21 02:38:05 AM  

ADHD Librarian: The_Sponge: [img.fark.net image 425x425]

FTFA (fixed that for Aussies, our kids still know how to drive)
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How many onions you got on your belt?

/there's little excuse for the continued existence of shiatty, antiquated technology like that
//expects the elderly and irrational snobs will continue whining long after cars are all self-driving
 
2017-04-21 02:39:49 AM  

CowardlyLion: ADHD Librarian: The_Sponge: [img.fark.net image 425x425]

FTFA (fixed that for Aussies, our kids still know how to drive)
[img.fark.net image 800x800]

How many onions you got on your belt?

/there's little excuse for the continued existence of shiatty, antiquated technology like that
//expects the elderly and irrational snobs will continue whining long after cars are all self-driving


Haha.

In Germany practically every car is stick.
 
2017-04-21 02:40:48 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: My daughter and her fiance are both millennials, and are each hard working and without an entitled bone in their bodies


Well, she's got ONE entitled bone in her body. If you know what I mean.

Hey, she's an adult, she's engaged. I'm sure you're over it.
 
2017-04-21 02:49:44 AM  

BafflerMeal: CowardlyLion: ADHD Librarian: The_Sponge: [img.fark.net image 425x425]

FTFA (fixed that for Aussies, our kids still know how to drive)
[img.fark.net image 800x800]

How many onions you got on your belt?

/there's little excuse for the continued existence of shiatty, antiquated technology like that
//expects the elderly and irrational snobs will continue whining long after cars are all self-driving

Haha.

In Germany practically every car is stick.


...and?

Are you going to brag about how you're writing your comments on a typewriter and faxing them to Fark?
 
2017-04-21 03:03:16 AM  

CowardlyLion: BafflerMeal: CowardlyLion: ADHD Librarian: The_Sponge: [img.fark.net image 425x425]

FTFA (fixed that for Aussies, our kids still know how to drive)
[img.fark.net image 800x800]

How many onions you got on your belt?

/there's little excuse for the continued existence of shiatty, antiquated technology like that
//expects the elderly and irrational snobs will continue whining long after cars are all self-driving

Haha.

In Germany practically every car is stick.

...and?

Are you going to brag about how you're writing your comments on a typewriter and faxing them to Fark?


A better analogy would be to ask whether you'd brag about listening to vinyl rather than spotify with decent headphones rather than crappy earbuds, or about hand-writing thank you notes and birthday cards rather than texting "ty lol" or "happy bursday".  If you were me the answer would be yes, I'd brag about those things too.  Newer technology is not necessarily better, and every fully automatic transmission that I've ever encountered has been demonstrably worse than even the clunkiest yet remotely modern (as in no double-clutching) manual.  In these cases the newer option is more convenient for people who just don't give enough of a shiat to care about the different quality of experience.  Fair enough.  I'm not saying people who prefer automatic transmissions are bad.  I'm saying that automatic transmissions are bad.
 
2017-04-21 03:13:39 AM  
Saw an interesting argument about this the other day. Went along the lines of, "The millennials are the children of parents who regretted not taking time for themselves when they were younger and instead chased after financial or employment success. Surprising everyone, the millennials were listening to their elders complaints about youth being wasted on the young."

Don't know if it's true or not, but it sure makes a certain amount of sense.
 
2017-04-21 03:17:25 AM  
Yeah someone who lived in a world without dialup for 10-15 years is the same as someone who's never lived in a world without broadband or the ipod.
 
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