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(Daily Wire)   First they came for Starbucks, but I said nothing because I don't like coffee. Then they came for Walmart greeters who said "Merry Christmas," but I said nothing because Walmart is evil. Then they came after Secret Santas   (dailywire.com) divider line
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2019-11-28 9:18:53 AM  
Is this that stupid lie that millennials can't handle the anxiety of not knowing their secret Santa?  I don't want to give a click.
 
2019-11-28 9:19:23 AM  
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2019-11-28 9:19:25 AM  
Then they came for Photos with Satan.
 
2019-11-28 9:22:17 AM  
Anxiety from not knowing their secret santa or anxiety from not knowing if they'll have a job going into 2020?

Nahhh, lets go with the story that will give more page clicks.
 
2019-11-28 9:22:52 AM  
A more accurate click-bait headline: "Boomers over-react to a small percentage of younger generation's opinions, yell at cloud."

But in all seriousness, this generational hate sewing propaganda has an agenda. Quit propagating it.
 
2019-11-28 9:22:57 AM  
Simple solution:  Don't participate.
 
2019-11-28 9:23:00 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Is this that stupid lie that millennials can't handle the anxiety of not knowing their secret Santa?  I don't want to give a click.


Maybe we should ban clicking too if it's stressing people out.
 
2019-11-28 9:23:06 AM  
GOOD.
 
2019-11-28 9:23:18 AM  
Sorry, no. The battle has shifted to Thanksgiving now - try to keep up.
 
2019-11-28 9:24:35 AM  
in youth there are things that are stressful and cause anxiety as per TFA. it's easier to welcome something that piques your interest when you're old and tired. been there done that no biggie. if you're uncomfortable with something don't do it. no one is putting a f*cking 12" knife to their head. I hope.
 
2019-11-28 9:24:41 AM  

Kyle Butler: Simple solution:  Don't participate.


That is their solution. They just want it applied to everybody.
 
2019-11-28 9:25:10 AM  
Why don't you want this tiny-house version of bread and circuses, at-will employees of the modern chaotic era? Be grateful for your crumbs or we'll start poisoning the crumbs again.

#ClassWarfare
 
2019-11-28 9:26:11 AM  
Things that are the fault of "millennials":

• true stuff that one or two people do but has no bearing on anything
• made-up stuff that no one does but you wish they did so you can yell about it
• everything else
 
2019-11-28 9:28:17 AM  
Secret Santa is stupid.
Having said that, the few places it was enacted they set a dollar limit, usually $20.

If 35% of Millennials get stressed out about Secret Santa, they need some real therapy to get over their crappy over permissive parenting participation trophy childhoods.
 
2019-11-28 9:28:55 AM  
They're all about the Reddit Secret Santa, tho.

I think they just really hate stuffy old office workers.
 
2019-11-28 9:29:12 AM  

LegacyDL: Anxiety from not knowing their secret santa or anxiety from not knowing if they'll have a job going into 2020?
Nahhh, lets go with the story that will give more page clicks.


Who, the millenials?  What about all the other people who don't know if they'll have a job next year?

Oh that's right -- you're the only people who count.  As my mother used to say, The world doesn't revolve around you either.
But let's just post the quickest, stupidest thing you can think of.  Your crowd will approve.
Hey, maybe you all have more in common with the boomers than you think.

/or everything
 
2019-11-28 9:29:40 AM  
Mandatory?

There is only one rule where I work.  IF you want to participate, you buy the gift.  Don't just wrap up something from home you don't want or use anymore, GREG!
 
2019-11-28 9:29:41 AM  
Good. Turn off your Christmas Holiday music, too.

/The future is coming
//Old people are scared
///Am old person
 
2019-11-28 9:31:01 AM  

tuxq: A more accurate click-bait headline: "Boomers over-react to a small percentage of younger generation's opinions, yell at cloud."

But in all seriousness, this generational hate sewing propaganda has an agenda. Quit propagating it.


What else do us older folks have to do, play shuffleboard?
 
2019-11-28 9:32:13 AM  
sometimes, millennials, you just gotta put on your big boy turtlenecks, and deal with it.
 
2019-11-28 9:33:36 AM  

eKonk: Sorry, no. The battle has shifted to Thanksgiving now - try to keep up.


Holiday Blitzkrieg is the name of my Bing Crosby/Rammstein mashup cover band's new Winter Solstice Celebration album.
 
2019-11-28 9:33:53 AM  

cryinoutloud: GOOD.


This. I have no anxiety hang ups. I just don't want to do a gift exchange with random coworkers.

When I worked in an office years ago we did this - it was great until they said we couldn't just give each other bottles of booze (because we had a contingent of whiny evangelicals who were teetotalers). Once that stopped, the whole tradition died off.

Oh, look, a random dvd I'll never watch!
 
2019-11-28 9:35:52 AM  

cryinoutloud: LegacyDL: Anxiety from not knowing their secret santa or anxiety from not knowing if they'll have a job going into 2020?
Nahhh, lets go with the story that will give more page clicks.

Who, the millenials?  What about all the other people who don't know if they'll have a job next year?

Oh that's right -- you're the only people who count.  As my mother used to say, The world doesn't revolve around you either.
But let's just post the quickest, stupidest thing you can think of.  Your crowd will approve.
Hey, maybe you all have more in common with the boomers than you think.

/or everything


Just to be clear I'm not a millennial, and if we're keeping in line with the nature of the article it clearly comes off more as a meme if more than anything (see https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/m​illenn​ials-are-killing ).

Articles such as these add more to the pile that Millennials are out here like they're the bubonic plague. All I'm simply alluding to is given a choice between something to have real anxiety about and something that is clearly nonsense, the article writer went with the low hanging fruit.
 
2019-11-28 9:35:57 AM  
"But Millennials - facing the blame for killing everything from home ownership to landline telephones to sit-down Pizza Hut"

Millennials didn't kill landline phones, technology did. I'm 55, and haven't had a landline phone in 10 years, and it's likely been 20+ since I ate inside a sit down Pizza Hut. As far as secret Santa, gift giving shouldn't be part of the workplace. If you like a coworker enough to give them a gift, do it on your own time.
 
2019-11-28 9:38:49 AM  

cryinoutloud: As my mother used to say, The world doesn't revolve around you either.


I love this quote (David foster wallace)..

Here's one example of the utter wrongness of something I tend to be automatically sure of: Everything in my own immediate experience supports my deep belief that I am the absolute center of the universe, the realest, most vivid and important person in existence. We rarely talk about this sort of natural, basic self centeredness, because it's so socially repulsive, but it's pretty much the same for all of us, deep down. It is our default-setting, hard-wired into our boards at birth. Think about it: There is no experience you've had that you were not at the absolute center of. The world as you experience it is right there in front of you, or behind you, to the left or right of you, on your TV, or your monitor, or whatever. Other people's thoughts and feelings have to be communicated to you somehow, but your own are so immediate, urgent....
 
2019-11-28 9:38:58 AM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: Secret Santa is stupid.
Having said that, the few places it was enacted they set a dollar limit, usually $20.
If 35% of Millennials get stressed out about Secret Santa, they need some real therapy to get over their crappy over permissive parenting participation trophy childhoods.


I don't spend money to buy strangers stupid shiat that they neither want or need, and I don't understand why forcing people to participate in some pointless consumer exercise does anyone any good.

I bet a million dollars that secret Santa started as a marketing gimmick, and all you jackasses just went along with it, like the obedient consumers that you are.

If only millenials had that much sense about all their other raging consumerism.

/"what did you learn in school today, millenials?"
"NOT SHARING!"
//good, you're ready for a productive adulthood.  Selfish AND self-righteous.
 
2019-11-28 9:40:05 AM  
OK Snowflake
 
2019-11-28 9:40:14 AM  
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2019-11-28 9:40:25 AM  
Meh. In my experience 90% of the stuff that Millennials are blamed for is crap. Yes, each demographic clade has it's own trends and characteristics, but it seems that people go out of their way to find stupid things to blame on them so I'm not buying into yet another clickbait article designed to stir up outrage.
 
2019-11-28 9:40:52 AM  
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2019-11-28 9:41:24 AM  
This is why other countries laugh derisively at the US

In the 1940s American kids loaded into Higgins boats and sailed into machine gun fire to fight actual nazis

Today American kids fall to pieces and require art therapy because someone had the nerve to say "you have tons of amazing opportunity at this university"

It's true

And don't get me started on the nonsense pronoun games
 
2019-11-28 9:41:38 AM  
The irony is that Ben Shapiro, the owner of the Daily Wire is insanly Jewish. To the point that anyone who isn't a Republican voting Orthodox Jew are Jews in Name Only. 

He's a piece of shiat is what I'm saying.
 
2019-11-28 9:42:26 AM  
Jobsite, eh? Seems pretty legit. I can only imagine the hours spent coding this survey and then running multivariate regression analyses by hand to get to this stunning conclusion. The peer-review process alone can break the hardiest of social scientists. Good on them for exposing the nefarious undersides of the Millennial scheme to unweave the fabric of our hallowed traditions.

*eyeroll*
 
2019-11-28 9:43:13 AM  

tuxq: But in all seriousness, this generational hate sewing propaganda has an agenda.


What a hate sewing agenda might propagate

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What the pfaff is this evil?
 
2019-11-28 9:43:28 AM  
HEY!
No Xmas stuff till after thanksgiving.
Stupid Melanials
 
2019-11-28 9:43:50 AM  
"... according to a new study by the British job-hunting website"
"... would rather corporate America keep the gift-giving private"

Why do millennials in UK care what corporate America does at their holiday parties? Article is silly.
 
2019-11-28 9:45:03 AM  

holdmybones: cryinoutloud: GOOD.

This. I have no anxiety hang ups. I just don't want to do a gift exchange with random coworkers.

When I worked in an office years ago we did this - it was great until they said we couldn't just give each other bottles of booze (because we had a contingent of whiny evangelicals who were teetotalers). Once that stopped, the whole tradition died off.

Oh, look, a random dvd I'll never watch!


Or it could be downright embarrassing

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I'm sure that HR would have a few words about this..
 
2019-11-28 9:45:50 AM  
I think those darned Millennials may have figured out the Santa falsehood. They truly are the greatest generation
 
2019-11-28 9:48:04 AM  
omg. What if they come for the back door santas?

J/k they always come for the back door santa.
 
2019-11-28 9:49:19 AM  

Phony_Soldier: tuxq: A more accurate click-bait headline: "Boomers over-react to a small percentage of younger generation's opinions, yell at cloud."

But in all seriousness, this generational hate sewing propaganda has an agenda. Quit propagating it.

What else do us older folks have to do, play shuffleboard?


It ain't the old folks writing it.

Either news outlets are willing to divide yet another demographic in America for ad revenue and greed or something even more sinister is afoot.

/it's not paranoia if you're a professional
 
2019-11-28 9:51:14 AM  
The new manager brought up secret Santa at work last week. I said Karen, not her real name, there are 4 of us the work here. 4. At a minimum one of us is not christian and another one is already worrying about getting gifts for his kids. We aren't going to do this.
 
2019-11-28 9:53:25 AM  

holdmybones: Here's one example of the utter wrongness of something I tend to be automatically sure of: Everything in my own immediate experience supports my deep belief that I am the absolute center of the universe, the realest, most vivid and important person in existence. We rarely talk about this sort of natural, basic self centeredness, because it's so socially repulsive, but it's pretty much the same for all of us, deep down. It is our default-setting, hard-wired into our boards at birth. Think about it: There is no experience you've had that you were not at the absolute center of. The world as you experience it is right there in front of you, or behind you, to the left or right of you, on your TV, or your monitor, or whatever. Other people's thoughts and feelings have to be communicated to you somehow, but your own are so immediate, urgent....


I don't because apparently I'm weird.  I think of my place in the world, and how the most important thing you can do is to do no harm.  This means that you think to live lightly and try not to impose on others too much.

This means that in a society of high-minded selfishness and fear, I'm going to be wiped out by those who are just fine with our grasping ways and free-for-all mentality.  If somebody gets killed, it's because they should have gotten out of the way, right?  You don't just sit there and not take everythingthat you can.

I don't think like that, and there is no place for me in this society.  I blame everyone, for being so stupid and short-sighted.  We could change this but nobody gives a fark.

It is actually beyond my comprehension to live with what I see going on around me every day.  I'm an American and I don't belong here, I'm not rich enough to leave, and I haven't killed myself yet.

You're goddamned right I'm pointing fingers.
 
2019-11-28 9:53:54 AM  

Bearishlyphat: This is why other countries laugh derisively at the US

In the 1940s American kids loaded into Higgins boats and sailed into machine gun fire to fight actual nazis

Today American kids fall to pieces and require art therapy because someone had the nerve to say "you have tons of amazing opportunity at this university"

It's true

And don't get me started on the nonsense pronoun games


Millennials have been fighting the forever war since 2001.
Millennials aren't kids anymore. They're in their 30's and have their own kids.
 
2019-11-28 9:55:48 AM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: If 35% of Millennials get stressed


I'm sure every generation gets anxiety from this stupid "tradition." I am one of the so called "boomers" and when I worked for a state government division There was always pressure from the loafing department bootlickers to participate. If we didn't, we were looked down upon. If our "gift' wasn't fancy enough we were looked as a cheapskate. If we got a shiatty gift we had to pretend to love it or we would be called ungrateful behind our backs. Would rather end this practice and make more people happy to have a simple holiday party to celebrate the season.

And lets not forget that there are millions living paycheck to paycheck and don't need the stress of spending another 20 or whatever that they can't afford to spend.
 
2019-11-28 9:57:03 AM  
Secret santa is easy.  Just get the person a drone.
 
2019-11-28 10:00:33 AM  

ReapTheChaos: "But Millennials - facing the blame for killing everything from home ownership to landline telephones to sit-down Pizza Hut"

Millennials didn't kill landline phones, technology did. I'm 55, and haven't had a landline phone in 10 years, and it's likely been 20+ since I ate inside a sit down Pizza Hut. As far as secret Santa, gift giving shouldn't be part of the workplace. If you like a coworker enough to give them a gift, do it on your own time.


This.....for me it falls under the category of "dont shiat where you eat"
 
2019-11-28 10:02:17 AM  

Bearishlyphat: This is why other countries laugh derisively at the US


FTA: "according to a new study by the British job-hunting website, Jobsite, "

I dunno why other countries laugh derisively at the US.  I  know why I laugh derisively at you though.
 
2019-11-28 10:02:28 AM  

ltnor: The new manager brought up secret Santa at work last week. I said Karen, not her real name, there are 4 of us the work here. 4. At a minimum one of us is not christian and another one is already worrying about getting gifts for his kids. We aren't going to do this.


Cool story, bro.

Also:  this totes happened.
 
2019-11-28 10:09:40 AM  

mikaloyd: tuxq: But in all seriousness, this generational hate sewing propaganda has an agenda.

What a hate sewing agenda might propagate

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What the pfaff is this evil?


MADTV Quacker Factory Shopping Network
Youtube CXFpH_qnBa0


/i forgot 240p was a thing
 
2019-11-28 10:10:09 AM  
A person can't buy crap for under $20.  That's what's stressful.
 
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