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2.21.2008

The Post Gen-Xers

A column today in the Dallas Morning News is getting lots of attention. It seems that new hires that were born after 1981, although not bad people, are crappy workers. Some companies now simply won't hire kids straight out of college:
"They've been overparented, overindulged and overprotected," she says. "They haven't experienced that much failure, frustration, pain. We were so obsessed with protecting and promoting their self-esteem that they crumble like cookies when they discover the world doesn't revolve around them. They get into the real world and they're shocked."
Full article here. That's an interesting concept. All those kids that were given four foot trophies just for showing up to play organized soccer are now becoming adults. How will they cope?

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

The liberal weenie socialist educating of American skulls full of mush are coming home to roost.

Anonymous said...

No surprise there! Before I retired from business, I saw it coming. The point applies in spades to home school kids. No TAKS tests. no group activities, no team sports, no paid bosses, NO JOBS! LOL! Poor li'l darlins, dependents forever more!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute there, 1:50. These are the kids of the Gen X soccer moms from the suburbs - mostly Republicans. The whole attitude of the past 20 years has been to make kids "feel good" about themselves. Give them trophies for just signing up for a team or activity. And include 6 teams out of 8 into the "playoffs" so they all can feel they had a successful season.

Then the real world hits them in the face and many just crumple and go back home to mom.

Anonymous said...

Never fear Obama is here!

Jarhead said...

Nothing some time in the Marines couldn't fix.

Anonymous said...

This could be applied the the baby boomers, too.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, we need more organized sports where the motto is that of Patton's--"America loves a winner. She will not tolerate a loser...I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed"! That'll toughen up those kids! "If your team doesn't get first place, you don't get squat for your efforts."

Anonymous said...

We are treating the adults like teenagers from 20 years ago. Why do we, "as business owners" have to take the extra responsibilities to remind adults that they are adults and tell them the consequences of their actions? I am not their parent.

the undomiciled sophisticate said...

"All true, says Ms. Looney, a certified reality therapist and retired director of children and family ministry at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church"

Ms. Looney: "certified reality therapist," retired church volunteer, Texan sage.

The Devil said...

This has been along time coming, damn nineteenth amendment!!!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, but those kids that were raised right, assume personal responsibilities and have a work ethic are finding TONS of opportunities. They stand out from the crowd, and are getting offers left and right. And there are, literally, millions of such kids. They will be the leaders as we move into the next 20 or 30 years. And the other tens of millions will be screaming "no fair" because they don't or won't have what those kids do and will in the future.

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute there 2:20. These are kids that go to liberal weenie public school indoctrination centers.

Andria said...

Try going to law school with them.

Anonymous said...

These kids ask how much the job pays before the interview. They really have never been hungry enough.

Anonymous said...

I have always asked what the job pays before I even put in my application! Seems reasonable to me.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Seeing these kids come and go, all the time.

And yes, my experience has been that Home Schooled kids are the worst of the worst. Mommy does everything for them, including calling their boss.

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt this is true. I work in the schools and many of the parents have gone over the edge. If they don't do their homework it is the teachers fault for not motivating them, if they get in trouble --it is because they didn't understand the rules because we failed to explain them clearly --so they are not responsible for their actions. Parents have even asked how to find out what their sweetie ate for lunch so they won't fix the same thing for dinner. I am always shocked when they come into a meeting and say they are spending hours with little Johnny working on homework. That's when I know Johnny's way smarter than they are--or I was--There is no way my parents would of done that-homework was MY responsibility--they were there if I had a question but never held my hand through each assignment. I love it when they graduate and five years later they have dropped out of college and moved back home. They are always between jobs because the last employer was so bad they just couldn't take it. I just smile.... and wonder if they had to have the same thing for lunch and dinner that day.