This is great, thank you! And no, they're not getting hired; those jobs will go to China (and India, and Germany, and the Philippines). Somebody should make a companion clip "millennials in college" and show them next to each other during freshman orientation.
I just about spewed my tea during the first 'situation'. I wish I could show this to my students without them whining to the dean for getting their feelings hurt.
I love the 9:30 situation. I've had similar conversations with students when setting up one-on-one conferences at 'dark o'clock.'
(Q) Why do employers so often take an instant aversion to snowflakes?(A) It saves time in the long run.
This story seems appropriate. I love what the commenters say. They must be proffies.http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/young-jeopardy-contestant-feels-cheated-134339466.html
Hah! Yes, they do sound rather familiar. The reply is actually also worth watching (though it's not directly responsive, but perhaps that's part of the point -- each side has their priorities, and their gripes about the other not taking said priorities into account). As a very young boomer (i.e. an inhabitant of a generational no-man's/woman's-land), I am not looking enjoying the prospect of spending the rest of my life caught between two extremely-entitled groups: the core boomers and their offspring. There will probably be, as there has been throughout my life, some excess infrastructure geared to my age group (left over from the boomers; yes, it was pretty easy to get into college when I applied, and that's undoubtedly why I'm an Ivy League grad; I don't have the competitive drive otherwise), but people will also be very, very tired of people of my age group even before I reach each new level, and I'm seeing no signs whatsoever that the millenials are going to be very sympathetic to their own aging parents (whom I suspect many will regard as nuisances and/or now-malfunctioning cash cows). Mind you, I know plenty of individuals who don't match that description, but the overall societal picture is not encouraging. Also, I think I'd better find a more secure job while chances are that I will be hired by another aging boomer (or at least an older Gen-X-er) rather than a millenial.
I am a Gen-X-er .... I would hate to see the training video warning our employers! However, leave it to the Baby Boomers to act like they are the only ones hiring ... they aren't. By the way, did anyone bother to watch the response video about explaining the Baby Boomers to the Millenials? Apparently the Baby Boomers destroy the environment, cause economic meltdowns, do not understand the internet, etc. Loved the original vid, anyhow!
My favorite is the third one, who needs a reward immediately after doing what was required. I see hir all the time.
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