understanding the younger generation

help??

anyone have any good advice on dealing with this 19-24 year old generation?

It seems to be an epedimic!! the more people I talk too the more I hear the same thing over and over.... we have a generation who seem to think the world revolves around them!! lack of work ethics.... could it be that there really are so many jobs out there that they control the work place? would we 28+ year olds ever think of bringing your cell phone to work let alone text message all day long? it boggles my mind.

I have also seen a lack of the ability to follow thru with commitments... a mans word seems to have no impact these days. I am surprised at the amount of partying going on and young people wanting advances but don't want to work... and not beyond 5 hours/day. The amount of $$ that employers are putting in for job training is staggering.

I have also seen a lack of taking responsibility for one's actions... have we been letting kids get away with things too much? how as a society are we to blame for this seemingly immature generation?

I feel frustrated... what is the work place going to be when all the baby boomers retire?

please now I am generalizing, I know there are good high moral hard working young people out there...I just think they are becoming too far and few inbetween!!!

rant over
wrist still hurts, didn't get the time off work even though I cannot even hold a pen!!! when I showed my boss the DR note he laughed and made a bad joke, then when I told him I was leaving at noon he stared at me and said he is concerned about the owners $$....I tried to remind him that I am paid by the hour...to which he lectured me on honesty!!! um yah. whatever.... good thing I don't have a nanny anymore cuz that would have been just too helpful.... washing dishes with 1 hand proves to be fun!!! sorry ranting again....

8 comments:

MugwumpMom said...

Do you have short term disability or other leave benefits? I don't understand how the boss can stop you from taking time off if you have benefits that pay your wages while you're off????

And reading between the lines, it's obvious that there are workers at your place that are not pulling their load?? Yup, you'll find that everywhere these days - the me, myself and I generation started in the 60's and each successive generation has perfected it - underlying it all is the worlds general decline into deeper and deeper doodoo before it all hits the fan. As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the those days....

Hope things settle down soon.

Are you still going camping on the long weekend?

Morning Glory said...

My husband sees the same attitudes in college students where he teaches. It's very disheartening to see such a self-absorbed generation coming on.

I'm sorry about the wrist. At least you got a pretty pink cast.

Nadine said...

I'm very sorry about your wrist and the fact that your boss would give you such a hard time about not working. I pray that it heals quickly and that you can get some help. It is difficult to do things with one hand. I had surgery on my right hand (and I'm right handed) - no fun.

Shash said...

I vow to raise up a different generation! It takes parents who want to be involved in their children's lives - pushing them forward each and every day. Parents determined to raise their children well and not abdicate it to youth groups, day programs, camps or sports clubs. It's a hands on job that has become inconvient to most. There is a generation above the one you're talking about that has to take some responsibility here...

Michelle said...

Wow sorry to hear about your arm. The same thing happened to my son when he was littler, he ended up waiting almost 3 three days before he had a cast put on his arm. LOL. Yes I felt terrible about it too.

I agree with the work ethics and it does get worse, I now live on an island that no one is in a hurry to do anything. It gets very frustrating, when people see you doing your job and doing it in a timely fashion and then they say wow, you must be a work aloholic! No joke. I was told that not too long ago! (My job right now is baby sitting a 18 months old boy)

Just Me said...

Hey Lise....good post...Personally I think we are reaping the fruit of raising a generation to have everything they want - now they're older and they still think the world revolves around them. When I was raising my kids - the oldest ones are all in their twenty's- it was amzing to me, and frustrating how many of their friends were getting everythign they watned, with little or no effort to help pay for things. New bikes. Next year's model? No problem, we'll get it. Birthday parties? Let's go out to big restuarants, rent a theatre, or a limo. I mean, my gosh, kids who get everything whenthey are little, have nothing to look forward to when they are older. Some of them get bored easily - why? Because we, the parents, raced them from one activity to another keeping them occupied. Why? Because someboyd somewhere gave the impression that 'good parents' did that - put their kids in lots of activities - gave them the best of everything. Heck! That's why some people only had 2 kids, because they wanted to be able to 'afford' to give them the best! Grrrr....My kids have friends like you just described. They don't appreciate anything, because they don't have to work for, or wait for anything. IF they wreck their car - mommy and daddy help buy another one. They wouldn't think of wearing second hand clothes - or buying used furniture or used cars. The parents raised them to be liek this. To make up for our own childhoods, we went overboard...and here's the fruit. HOw do you deal with them? NOw..figure that one out, and write a book - you'll make millions! The key is to figure out how to work with them the way they are...and now that I think about it...I bet God would have a good plan! I hear that He knows the beginning from the end - so even this spoiled, self=absorbed generation isn't a surprise to HIm. Come to think of it, there's probably an example or two of this in the Bible! Go figure eh!!

Ruth said...

hard day? it makes me sad when i see this too. sad and kinda desperate too.

Help Jesus....

Dawn said...

My son, who is 30, is appalled at the lack of respect in the young student population - texting throughout the entire class period, etc. He is in classes with kids and feels really old and responsible!


What also scares me is who in the world is going to proofread and edit newspapers and books and have them be correct??