A Millennial Job Interview

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  1. N0mad

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    Most of you may have already seen this... I had not as I do not have a Facebook account... my nephew who is a PO up in Phoenix AZ sent this to me... brought tears to my eyes
     
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    Scary isn't it! Nationally, our education system has been in decline for decades. The last several years before retiring I worked in a position where I regularly dealt with young people who were almost that pathetic. I actually had to print out a page with the Months and the numbers that are used to symbolize them for someone who couldn't understand that 1 = January, 2 = February, etc. Also, on more than one occasion told people to look at the time clock because they couldn't read an analog clock.

    I won't get into the politics of the problem. Everyone who is genuinely concerned is likely already aware it those aspects.
     
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    Funny! Fortunately this is a stereotype, not the norm. We have some of these young people working for us - they bring some new perspective to us old farts and that's welcome. At least where I work, my pension seems to be in fairly good hands....
     
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    What would we do without the web...
     
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    Personally, I think of the internet / smartphones like the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Full of good information, some bad. But it's on you to bring a towel
     
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    My 24 year old son a graduate of Texas A&M Corps Of Cadets 2017, Electrical Engineer, commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force... I know a lot of kids just like him working for my organization the U.S. Air Force... But I laughed so hard at that video my eyes teared up... I posted it as a humorous gesture and not to denigrate an entire generation of young millennial's (snowflakes)... and not to conjure up everyone's opinion on today's youth or start a political commentary or enlist anyone's opinion of what they think of the internet and it's value or lack thereof to the human race...
     
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    Seemed like harmless banter to me...sounds like some one got triggered...:rolleyes:
     
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    Congrats on your son's achievements. My intent was not to denigrate an entire generation. My youngest daughter(27) earned her Masters in International Public Health from Oregon State at age 25. I have met and dealt with many millennials that are very intelligent.
    Although this clip depicts a stereotype, these people do exist.
     
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    If they didn't exist, there wouldn't be the stereotype. I've met HER in the business world too. She didn't last long on our team. I wish her all the success in the world, just elsewhere.
     
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    You got a point there Nosy. As much as I'd like to, I can't bring myself to feel sorry for people like that. Most of them are that way by choice.
     
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    Good lord. It's a stereotype. Anyone that bad would never get a job. Young people need mentoring and coaching. Always have always will. I have a whole team of millennial and they are brilliant. We get a lot of shit done. Every day. It's easy to bucket people. Seems like a trend...
     
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    I'm violently agreeing with you.
     
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    It is just a joke, these are just actors, I own 4 millenials myself, they are all great, hardworking young adults to different degrees. THree in University, one in Community College. If there is a slight here I would say it is a slight at the social media that our generation created for them...
    I thought it was funny, thanks for sharing!
     
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    I'm more than a little tired of old people throwing these out there and acting like their generation isn't just as bad. I understand it's a joke and I'm not worried about it here but I am probably going to lose it at the next person who links me something like this while giggling that they "don't do computers" because they're to damned lazy to learn.

    Sorry, this is a sore subject for me. The condescension gets pretty old after a while.
     
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    Thanks for posting @NOmad. LMAO:D a couple of times!
     
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    They're here in Australia too, some of our older workers are far from perfect but so far the worst I've met have all been young.
    For background I hold 3 different trades and a small pile of diplomas ( I'm old... Had time to learn things)
    One lad of 21 turned up for interview wearing skate / street clothes and a beanie.
    Before I would take him on tour of factory he apparently wants to work in I checked if he was wearing steel cap shoes and asked kindly to remove his hoody and key/ wallet chain since they're a safety risk.
    Rolls his eyes and says " OK mum " but complies.
    I hand him a hi vis vest, safety glasses and ear plugs which he bluntly refuses to wear.
    I refuse to allow him to set foot on the factory floor but manager offered to personally escort him despite it being law .
    We were kinda desperate for staff so manager offers him a trial, lads first question is how much do you pay ?
    Since we were short handed he was offered $26 per hour ( the same rate I started on) and he flips out, calling it slavery and a chit job and he didn't want to work with ( racial slur) and storms out.
    For a lad with no experience, no qualifications and no work history I was appalled.
    He had been sent to us by a private agency while receiving income support from the federal government and by law must accept employment if offered suitable work , I reported him knowing full well that support payments would cease and he comes back a week later screaming same racial slurs at manager and myself before demanding he start the next day but at $29 and be paid in advance.
    We had already filled the position with a hardworking, reliable 18 yr old who is currently proving himself to be an asset to the company
     
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    wow your economy is ridiculous there, people here are lucky to make $12 an hour with his skills
     
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    Shoit:eek:! 12$ an hour how can you afford beer on that! Man @Mark D Pirate that kid sounds like he needed a good old Fashioned Flogging but then again cant smack kids:eek:. Life will teach him in the End cant keep going around acting like that thinking the sun shines out your sphincter.
     
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    Cost of living is very different here Ben .
    Low income tax threshold is 67 K
     
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    Bottom line is here, you can't afford beer on $12 an hour. Or much else, for that matter.
     
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