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They'll have to put their soccer participation trophies up on E-bay

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Gen Y'ers having a hard time with the Real World, and I don't mean MTV.


    “We were told it was our generation's time to shine, that we could achieve our dreams plus more,” she says. “When I was laid off I thought finding another job was going to be cake.”
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Must not be surveying metro journalists.
  3. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    May I suggest a career in online porn?
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

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  5. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Might not be that much of an option currently. You might have missed the thread last week, but the porn industry was looking for a bailout, too. Hard times all around.
  6. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

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  8. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Read this article on Friday. Basically, it backed up a conversation my boss and I had earlier last week. Her feeling was workers younger than me (I'm 34) do not want to work their way up or "pay their dues."

    I won't paint with that broad a brush, but I've come across plenty of 20-somethings who felt they should be managers or directors and not specialists.
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    More on this from Maclean's, the Canuckistani news magazine:

  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    "Most entitled generation..." I like that
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I would think that part of the reason for entitlement and not wanting to have to pay dues is that Gen. Y is really the first generation to grow up in years watching their parents (and I'm referring to parents with solid educations, here) work for years for a company with the expectation of a retirement, only to have that company boot them out to head overseas.

    The promises of "work hard and you'll have a chance to get ahead," rings hollow now. It's really the first time since the Depression that a generation expects to fall behind their parents instead of move ahead of them.
  12. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    If the generation is fucked up, there's only one place to put the blame: the parents. That means you, Baby Boomers. You created this monster, now you have to deal with it.

    I bet if any of these older bosses or anecdotal coworkers were interviewed about their own 20something child, they'd totally deny their own kid shows these traits.
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