So....my first thought was this: "oh, you must work in a govt office to be seeing such apathy and disinterest on the job"? But then I thought-nah-he must work in some place with a LOT of McJobs filled by minimum wage slaves!
A while back somebody-probably a kid-posted this: 10 Reasons Why baby boomers are the worst generation
Sold us into debt slavery, flooded our countries with excess labour, created fake economies that are pretty much relying soley on building homes for new arrivals even though there is little employment for them, starting wars they dont have the balls to finish and then demanding we import thousands if not millions of hostile resentful people from the regions we bombed, getting environmental after they all have bought their homes and lobbying the gov to not build on green space so house prices sky rocket due to supply and demand, unfunded pensions they didn't have the children to support or pay the taxes to support, divisive politics pitting women against men, out of guilt for their own racist past they sell grievance narratives to minorities to turn them against the least racist generation in the world, their own kids, I could go on all day.?
The kid has some points but I have some too-and I got a BIG LAUGH out of recent arguments between Boomers and Millenials and some questions come to my mind. Firstly-WHO raised these kids? Some Boomers apparently want to sneer at their own kids? WTF? YOU RAISED THEM!
Of course most of the Boomers whining about Millenials on this site are actually not just Boomers-they are civil service Working Family Hogs-a very special and entirely GREEDY and utterly selfish breed! Ordinary people who are of an age to be Boomers honestly recognize the pressures on kids today. But the Working Family Hogs are enraged at the kids because the kids are not earning enough money to keep the Hogs properly in RICH Gravy as they `deserve`!
Yes-the Hogs ruin the economy with their endless greed and job killing taxes. and the Hogs elect LIE-beral govts that are prepared to BURY us in debt.....just so long as LIE-berals get Hog votes and power-its an unholy alliance of GREED and convenience. And then the Hogs want to SNEER at the kids for being broke! Hogs sneer at kids who cannot find any sensible way to fit into our debt hobbled/taxed to the max CRIPPLED economy!
I was in a shopping mall recently sitting quietly and a kid came in with his mother and met the boys father-obviously the parents are divorced and sorting out parental access as the kid gets handed over from Mom to Dad in this neutral mall setting.
The kid starts talking to Dad about a toy he has been saving to buy-but he isn`t sure he has the money. Dad questions and is told by kid-ďI have five Ten dollar billsĒ.
Dad points out that the kids money is equal to 5 times ten and what is the answer to that math question?
The kid puzzles for a bit and then starts counting on his fingers-halts-starts again-STARTS AGAIN-THREE times and then comes up with the answer: I have fifty five dollars?
Father struggles for a bit not to blow a gasket and starts asking the kid some questions about his school progress and thatís how I learn the kid is part way through SIXTH GRADE! Yes-the kid is in sixth grade and does NOT know the answer to the question FIVE MULTIPLIED BY TEN! And I have to ask: ďwhat do they do all day in schoolĒ? They sure donít learn spelling or grammar or geography-and clearly donít learn much math either!
And yet we have teacher Hogs demanding that the literacy tests mandated by Conservative Mike Harris be scrapped as teachers think they are un-necessary! As if any parent with an ounce of concern for the future welfare of their kids would ever trust teachers again regarding literacy standards! Any parent who has read a modern report card KNOWS that the comments made by teachers re the kids progress are totally disconnected to real actual measurable progress!
And lets look at the kids-the great mass of doorknobs out there who donít like the situation they are in-the least intelligent are dead broke-semi employed- struggling with McJobs while the more strong willed ones work through one UNPAID ****ty intern or poorly paid contract position after another while Hogs elect LIE-beral govts that will BURY generations of kids in massive debt......and THEN the kids throw away the ONE TOOL that can change the situation-they DONíT VOTE!
Do the stupid children not understand the concept of democracy and fail to recognize that govt is influenced by votes cast in elections? Are they that poorly educated? Do they truly NOT realize how sensitive political egos are? The average member of parliament spends over ONE hundred thousand dollars on a campaign-how do you think they feel when they run THIRD in an election? SKEWER the SWINE-pop a PROPERLY marked ballot into that oh so soft and sensitive ego!! Take them OUT!
At this time employed Cdns are paying out over FIFTY PERCENT of their yearly earnings in TAXES-and STILL the debts spiral UP. Thirty billion in new debt this year in Ottawa-with MANY billions PROMISED by our brainless Boy to come in years ahead, ten billion more in Alberta, another fourteen billion in New Brunswick, billions more in Quebec, billions owed by Ontario Power Generation, many HUNDRED billions owed in LIE-beral pension promises to Ontari-owe teachers and other such Hogs. Do our kids not understand the concept of interest-compounded and amortized? Do our kids not understand that govt gets its cut FIRST-long before the kids get a chance at whatever crumbs the Hogs and LIE-berals choose to leave therm?
And in between elections, why should a kid not relax and lay about? What can the kid DO with the pennies earned from McJobs? The cost of an apt is out of reach on minimum wage. A car is an extravagance-even for a kid living with the parents-and in fact in recent years the number of kids (aged 16 to 24) holding drivers licences has DROPPED by over TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT! Surely the Boomers remember the joy of getting that licence and becoming free and MOBILE adults? But NOT our kids-they donít get to play! Our LIE-beral govt tells us that owning a car is a privilege and frankly itís a privilege our govt WANTS to deny to most of us! They tell us itís a climate change initiative but its really about getting the riff-raff OFF the roads so important people can motor FREELY!
As for buying a house-what a JOKE-with house prices rising at 10-20 percent per year and kids getting pennies when LIE-berals raise the minimum wage. The money available to kids these days is a joke compared to housing and insurance costs!
And now all the Hogs are bristling at my words-SQUEALING about how they worked and saved and built themselves up and modern kids should do the same! And I think of a day I was sitting in a company lunch room listening to a 25 year old kid trying to celebrate his birthday-and he was comparing his life to that of his parents.
The 25 year old is living with the parents and working part time-because part time is all he can find-and trying to save money to PAY for his last two years of university and once that is done then he has to find a job and pray that he will get paid enough to handle both his Hog mandated school debts, his LIE-beral mandated taxes AND the travel expenses to get out of Durham Region-with its massive employment problems and set himself up where-ever the new job is-and then hope the employer does not relocate to China or some damned place before kid gets his debts paid and he ends up back in his parents basement!
And the kid points out that at age 25, HIS father was married, owned a house and a car and had a steady job at General Motors! Hogs who sneer at apathetic kids do not care to recognize the truth of what they have done to the younger generation with endless economy killing debt and their GROSS ENTITLEMENTS!
I donít know how things turned out for that 25 year old-I moved on to other business and never went back to that lunch room-and a while later the company that owned the lunch room died along with a lot of other local GM subsidiaries-I do hope that kid got his money before the collapse cause he is going to have a HELL of a time replacing that McJob anywhere in Durham Region at this time!
And our LIE-beral govt tells us that having a drivers licence and owning a car are a PRIVILEGE-yet Durham Region employers have a slot on their job applications regarding if you own a car and what kind and year, make and model and mileage on it as well as they cherry pick through the poor kids to determine which ones will be able to show up regularly for work in a RELIABLE CAR! For Durham Region kids the equation is simple-if you have a car you can get a McJob-but if you donít have a car then you can **** OFF-you are worthless! And of course the McJob does NOT pay enough to maintain the car-so is it any wonder kids end up digging into parents wallets and sleeping till noon?
Govt numbers suggest that one car in four on Ontari-owe roads has problems with the paperwork-no drivers licence, no up to date drive clean test-nor proper registration, no insurance, failed a safety check etc. In dead broke-badly financed Durham Region the number of cars not properly set up for the road is one in THREE-and CLIMBING! Govt and its Hog allies are turning some of us into cheats and liars and making the rest of us take to our beds in disgust!
On a per capita basis-for every dollar that the province gives to LIE-beral friendly Toronto citizens, they give TEN CENTS to Durham Region citizens....an d then Lie-berals wonder why we wont vote LIE-beral!
And even when LIE-berals set out to help us, they SCREW UP-just look at your auto insurance bill! A FIFTEEN PERCENT reduction is what those LIE-berals promised-but what they DID NOT tell us is that the 15 percent reduction in cost would come with a FIFTY PERCENT REDUCTION in benefits! Nor did they mention that they would be CUTTING WAY BACK on snow clearing from our roads-so we would have more knuckleheads crashing their cars!
Quote: Originally Posted by Goober
Younger Generation - Dumb or Stupid or Both- Yes or No
I see in my work a large number of 18 to 25 or year old persons
I see some in supervisory position with no interpersonal skills what so ever. And yes they send emails and cannot even be bothered to use the auto spell check.
I see employees that have the same talents as mentioned above
I see many who need help to even change their mind - the inability to think a simple problem through to a conclusion is unbelievable
I see this day after day.
I see a lack of ethics - both moral and work - They will blame someone else when something goes wrong instead of facing the music.
I see losers that will go through life complaining about everything that is wrong yet do nothing to change the situation
And yes men are the majority.
And no this is not all but a substantial number.
Then I see the others that will be highly successful in life.