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    Quote Originally Posted by StrongSide View Post
    Should’ve went to college and got a real job. I think that’s what we were told earlier in this thread. #millennialwannabe
    Retired at 53, thanks, but your point is understood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camelman View Post
    Retired at 53, thanks, but your point is understood.
    Fortunate for you. Doubtful many of us millennials will get that option. You probably have a pension too right? Different times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Run To State View Post
    My 2 cents worth, and remember this is merely my opinion. I have always felt each generation has shown decline in toughness and work ethic. This includes my generation, my parents and grandparents were better in those areas than mine in my mind and without question. That doesn't mean any single generation is lazy overall. My parents and grandparents had to be tougher and work harder to survive. The kids today would curl up in the fetal position if they had to endure what they had to because they're so far removed from that harsher lifestyle.

    I find most millennials to be very tech savvy and I see nothing wrong with taking advantage of that. I have no problem with call ahead seating or using an app for checking in, I've been using call ahead for years because I hate waiting. My kids are millennials and I think they're well adjusted and hard working. Where they differ from some (not all) millennials I know, they aren't near as disrespectful. Something I see drastically different from my generation. Yes, we had disrespectful people in my generation, but not at the level I see from millennials. Then again, my generation was less respectful than my parents. One glaring difference I see between millennials and my generation is how thin skinned they are, so easily offended in comparison. I also see where many (again, not all) millennials do have a sense of entitlement and think they should start at a very high rung of the company ladder instead of the bottom, something my generation seemed to understand and didn't mind. I feel many of them were told by society (especially school) that they were special and some bought in to that. There were a lot of failed parenting strategies tried on millennials that weren't tried on older generations as well so some of it falls on my generation, although most folks I know deplored those strategies and laughed them off like I did.
    Overall, every generation thinks their generation is better and that their parents just didn't get it. As someone already said, you younger folks will likely think your kids generation is greatly lacking compared to yours.
    I often hear the criticism that millennials are overly sensitive and care too much. And then I also hear the feedback that the problem with this generation is our indifference. I just don't understand how it can go both ways.

    For any "millennial" who has illusions about the world handing them something, they're smacked down quickly. I once interviewed someone for an entry level position who came in with a briefcase and said "I want to be in management because my dad is in management. I won't settle for anything else." Zero experience. I laughed out loud. But that's the exception, not the norm.

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    People complain about how younger generations are different and not as insert description here... But, who's fault is that? Perhaps, their parents, or older generations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrongSide View Post
    Fortunate for you. Doubtful many of us millennials will get that option. You probably have a pension too right? Different times.
    Nope. Just knew how to buckle down and find a way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    People complain about how younger generations are different and not as insert description here... But, who's fault is that? Perhaps, their parents, or older generations?
    I知 not sure whose fault it is but I hate being lumped into the awful generalizations of the millennial generation. I see where the generalizations come from on social media but I really don稚 know people that fit the things that are being described in this thread and it makes me wonder if the people shaming millennials really know anyone that acts the way they have described the generation or if they are just keeping up with social media hot topics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelman View Post
    Nope. Just knew how to buckle down and find a way.
    What does one do when retired at 53? I'm bored when I have a day off of work. I think I'll work til I die both out of necessity, and a general lack of knowing what to do with my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    What does one do when retired at 53? I'm bored when I have a day off of work. I think I'll work til I die both out of necessity, and a general lack of knowing what to do with my time.
    Whatever the wife says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelman View Post
    Whatever the wife says.
    Man, trust me... That crosses generations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    People complain about how younger generations are different and not as insert description here... But, who's fault is that? Perhaps, their parents, or older generations?
    Why can't it be their fault? Does it have to be parents, or older generations? I get your point, I posted some of why it can be, but at some point, the fault has to fall at their own feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Run To State View Post
    Why can't it be their fault? Does it have to be parents, or older generations? I get your point, I posted some of why it can be, but at some point, the fault has to fall at their own feet.
    Im not saying it isn’t also the younger people’s fault. But my point was, who teaches or allows them to be the way they are? I’ve never acted the way some here say millennials do, probably because I wasn’t raised that way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    I often hear the criticism that millennials are overly sensitive and care too much. And then I also hear the feedback that the problem with this generation is our indifference. I just don't understand how it can go both ways.

    For any "millennial" who has illusions about the world handing them something, they're smacked down quickly. I once interviewed someone for an entry level position who came in with a briefcase and said "I want to be in management because my dad is in management. I won't settle for anything else." Zero experience. I laughed out loud. But that's the exception, not the norm.
    For the overly sensitive and caring too much, I blame on the "everybody is special" phenomenon that I spoke of. The indifference is more complex, but not something I see as much as the aforementioned. I suppose that could come from being coddled too much, but I saw kids in my generation coddled too much as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Im not saying it isn’t also the younger people’s fault. But my point was, who teaches or allows them to be the way they are? I’ve never acted the way some here say millennials do, probably because I wasn’t raised that way...
    You're an old soul, Deuce. You would have fit in well in my generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrongSide View Post
    I’m not sure whose fault it is but I hate being lumped into the awful generalizations of the millennial generation. I see where the generalizations come from on social media but I really don’t know people that fit the things that are being described in this thread and it makes me wonder if the people shaming millennials really know anyone that acts the way they have described the generation or if they are just keeping up with social media hot topics.
    I think the most recent college kids hyped it with the need for puppy videos, safe spaces, coloring books and the like for things they find hard to cope with. I mean, my generation would not have been kind to people like that. That sort of behavior was unheard of in those days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Run To State View Post
    For the overly sensitive and caring too much, I blame on the "everybody is special" phenomenon that I spoke of. The indifference is more complex, but not something I see as much as the aforementioned. I suppose that could come from being coddled too much, but I saw kids in my generation coddled too much as well.
    I hear ya. It's just bizarre. And like I said very early on in the thread, it's all just a pet peeve of mine because I'm in the career I'm in constantly fighting this age stigma. It's a major hindrance to be taken seriously when someone makes their mind up about you based on your age.

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