|Feels like 8º F outside – did you check your pipes?|
GorT settled down enough after his post yesterday morning enough to read his email and found this one from Ghost:
Shiny Robot LordI am sick to death of people claiming to speak for Millennials. As one, I can explicitly state, that if you cannot find a job, you are not looking hard enough. I have dug ditches, framed homes, mown lawns, waited tables, and all manner of distasteful jobs.
My immediate reaction to people who bitch about that is “Butch up, and do something terrible until something better comes along.”
I have a friend who lived with/off me for 2 years because he couldn’t find/keep a job because he wasn’t willing to do something shitty. I blame college for that, it raised his own personal bar so high that he would rather live in his mother’s basement than be productive.If you guarantee work for everyone, you will have some lazy random who gets a job, and does it badly but then the productive company they work for loses out because they have to employ a mooch. I have that very situation at work right now, with a useless secretary that for some reason my boss will not fire even after doing a sub par job, not showing up for work, and just blatantly disregarding everything that is told her. I foresee that being the case with the vast majority of those “guaranteed” a job.
I don’t even want to touch social security right now, it will give me a stroke.
Don’t agree with your landlord? Work your butt off and buy your own land and rent it out and be the type of landlord you think you should be.
Point 4 is just straight communism.
This guy needs a boot in the gut from the feared yet admired Mandarin.Hell, I’d be happy to oblige myself, as long as I can borrow some spurs from CzarYou are absolutely right when you say “Or you could just man up and admit what is really at your core: envy, jealousy and laziness. You don’t feel like working because it’s hard. But you still want to eat and post selfies to Instagram and live in a nice home and play Candy Crush Saga on your iPhone 5 all day.”
Spurs from the Czar? Ok. Great email. I have a handful of Millennials working for me and they’re great. They work hard, they don’t complain – for the most part, it does seem that they want free high speed internet everywhere – and they are truly good people. But I have met a number of folks that fall into that generation who want to start as project leads, managers, and directors.