Saturday, 18 March 2017

Millennials Share The Worst Words Of Advice They Received From Baby Boomers

quote [ My boss recently told me my generation was entitled, and began quoting various articles on how we all think we're special and exempt from criticism.

As I was shoveling a dead rat out of the doorway. ]

If you hate slideshows, skip this one. If you want to hear some funny anecdotes and have time to kill while you contemplate how you'll pay your debts and where your life went so wrong... you might enjoy this.
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[by eidolon@8:32amGMT]


Ankylosaur said @ 10:43am GMT on 18th Mar [Score:3 Funny]
33/33 My employer, who is an old person, told me to have authentic feelings about a situation that was happening in real life.

It's not the 1970s anymore, gramps! That's not how it works. My crippling student loan debt has left me unable to express human emotions without a celebrity reaction GIF. Where are the celebrity reaction GIFs in real life, boomers? Are the just floating in the air like they were when you became CEO of General Motors right after graduating high school?

Dienes said @ 3:45pm GMT on 18th Mar
I see you must write book reviews on Goodreads.
midden said @ 4:11pm GMT on 18th Mar
It's ok. We'll all be robots, soon.

ComposerNate said @ 12:13pm GMT on 18th Mar [Score:3]
knumbknutz said @ 3:36pm GMT on 18th Mar
I'd respond in depth to this...but I have to chase those damn kids off my lawn again
Dienes said @ 3:48pm GMT on 18th Mar
Worst I ever got was at the end of undergrad: "You need to finish school already and get on with life in the real world." The entry-level degree for my field is a masters.

My partner got this a lot: "The best way to find a job is to hit the pavement and deliver resumes in person! This online stuff is just nonsense."
C18H27NO3 said @ 5:00pm GMT on 18th Mar
In 2007 after the financial crisis people in my field were making personal visits to companies and dropping off resume's for HR and asked to speak with somebody, if possible. Desperate times. . .
Dienes said @ 2:23am GMT on 19th Mar
And they weren't all told "I'm sorry, our system is entirely online now, please upload your resume there."?
Bleb said @ 3:55pm GMT on 18th Mar
What if I hate slideshows AND have time to kill while I contemplate how I'll pay my debts and where my life went so wrong?
eidolon said @ 9:43pm GMT on 18th Mar
Well... do you hate yourself? If so, you're in luck! Click the link and suffer through the slideshow!
Bleb said @ 4:00pm GMT on 18th Mar
I'm not a millennial, but I do think that many people (particularly older people) don't understand the difference between "work" and "struggle". Both are difficult, both require a lot of energy, but only one leads to progress.
zarathustra said @ 12:44am GMT on 19th Mar
Mein Arbeit,
--- The collected paintings.

We would live in a different world.
sanepride said @ 6:00pm GMT on 18th Mar
And while we're at it, fuck the so-called 'greatest generation'.
Bunch of stingy meddling do-gooders, always telling us boomers how 'entitled' we are.
Mythtyn said @ 12:14am GMT on 19th Mar
Damn kids, get off my lawn!
machpi said[1] @ 1:39am GMT on 19th Mar
Say, is it true that you can't do 4 years and have only a smallish loan to pay back anymore? My final loan tally was about four tenths of one year of going to school, which was quite do-able as far as repayment goes.

edit: 1986 for comparison purposes
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:25pm GMT on 20th Mar
I can't relate to this because I never got any advice. Also, this would be better without the gifs.

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