I just spent my week working at a job that I have been at for 15 years. I have the best boss and co-workers anybody would be happy to work with. Unfortunately, we have lost 2 employees, both that made my job a lot easier. So another co-worker and I have been interviewing and training for the last 2 weeks.
“OH WHAT FUN!”(sarcastically excited)
Not really, from this experience I realize there is a huge difference in Gen X and Millennials, my coworker and I are from Gen X. Not to give up our ages lets just say we were born somewhere between 1965 to 1984. The ages that have been looking for positions are born after 1991.
I like to think that I am pretty relevant when it comes to knowing music, movies and I can keep up with social media. of course my son doesn’t want to admit I am as cool as I am. HAHA. Then I remember how I felt about my MOM when I was growing up. She used to embarrass us. She even tried using the slang that was used back then, like “BUTTA” but sounding like she was saying “BUDDAH”.
So while talking to these millennials I realize they are socially inept. They can answer questions because they are highly intelligent, but they don’t know how to carry a conversation. I am pretty sure it has to do with the fact, that young adults and kids text or talk on social media. They rarely have to hold a conversation with others due to this technology (phones and computers. ) Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat make it so easy that all we have to do is take a picture or post what tehy ate today.
What would really happen if the world went dark. How would these millennials make it in the world with out some app telling what time a bus would come? What would they do if they couldn’t send a text to breakup with their boyfriend/girlfriend? How would they research WWII with out Wikipedia? Do these kids even know what an encyclopedia is?
In the next 20 years what else will be irrelevant? I am guessing my BLOG. HAHAHAHA