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    Default The changes in the workforce aka why are those whippersnappers so lazy?

    So in honor of the "I don't like my prof I think he should be fired" thread I started considering if it is actually a difference in generations. I recently read about how the 20 somethings have a totally different work ethic than the boomers and it's causing problems in the workplace.

    Survey Reveals Alarming Lack of Generational Workplace Interaction | workforce.com

    Is one little article about it. I need to find the original but I can't remember where I read it.

    Basically the idea is that the youngins think that they don't have to work if they don't like the work, they don't think they have to work hard, all the time.

    I will look for the article but I wanted to start a thread on it.

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    Do you think there is a difference in the generations?
    Is this a good or bad thing?
    How is it going to affect American companies?


    And a bonus question:
    Why do so many people live in their parent's basements now?

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    I just recently wrote a long post ranting about how lazy my classmates are. It wouldn't be the first time I loathed a pervasive trait of my own generation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    I just recently wrote a long post ranting about how lazy my classmates are. It wouldn't be the first time I loathed a pervasive trait of my own generation.
    Yea it definitely sux bro.

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    Jobs are being outsourced to low cost countries. Workers here simply can't compete with people lining up to work for 1/5 their salary. I think the lack of motivation comes from the lack of credible long term security.

    The article also talked about the lack of interaction between the generations. I don't know if I notice that myself.

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    I'm too lazy to read this.

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    I really don't know why.

    I do know that this results in less competition for me though.

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    Every older generation says this about the next one coming up. I read somewhere that my generation is the first that actually works more hours on average than their parents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Every older generation says this about the next one coming up. I read somewhere that my generation is the first that actually works more hours on average than their parents.
    Younger generations HAVE to work more, to cover all the social security payments to the baby boomers.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    I agree with Mercury, though. As much as I see laziness demonstrated in environments like the classroom, we are actually working very hard as a nation right now. I heard the same thing about this generation's increased workload that he did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Younger generations HAVE to work more, to cover all the social security payments to the baby boomers.
    And American teenagers work more than their contemporaries in almost any other country. We're taught to get jobs when we are able. That is kinda nice. Counter to cultural stereotypes, Japanese teens really don't work. I guess they are in school longer and more often than Americans, though.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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