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Chacham's Journal: Verbiage: "Gen Y" talking to "Gen X". This is getting old. 5

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Browsing Pete Finnigan's Oracle blog aggregator, there was a link to this article about a new generation in the workforce.

The main point is some youngster saying "get used to us". The feeling a superiority normally found in teenagers just beginning to enter the real world, here expressed in full print. It is a very nice example.

Obviously, a generation ago, the people she is saying it to, said it to their elders, and so on and so forth. King Solomon said it best (Ecc 1:10):

Is there [any] thing whereof it may be said, See, this [is] new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

The comments there are mildly amusing.

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Verbiage: "Gen Y" talking to "Gen X". This is getting old.

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  • The main point is some youngster saying "get used to us".

    I took away a different synopsis from her article. Basically:

    We're Gen Y'ers, and what is characteristic about us is:

    1) We build ourselves up by knocking other people down, especially and ironically the very same people that created all the wonderful stuff that we decided to narrowly base our identity on.

    2) We're better suited to the work world because we've used FaceBook.

    3) We admit that we don't have a real answer when presented with a choice to go

    • by Chacham (981)
      Hmm... i do not disagree with your points. I do think, however, that some of it is that teenage-mind-think that they know more than anyone before them.

      I did not enter looking for a specific skill set. I just kind of fell into programming and database work. But i can appreciate your point about your own goals.

      Thanx for the comment.
      • by Bill Dog (726542)

        I do think, however, that some of it is that teenage-mind-think that they know more than anyone before them.

        They do, about certain things. The mistake is in being sloppy in assuming where the line is, between that which they know more about and that which they don't. Susceptibility to this derives directly from the counterpart of the old "the more you know, the less you think you know".

        The whole article is probably overstated. Maybe to stand out as an article. And maybe as a reaction to being stereotyped ne

        • by Chacham (981)
          They do, about certain things.

          If you mean by having a fresh look at things, perhaps. Otherwise, it is usually very little. Or so i would think.

          Susceptibility to this derives directly from the counterpart of the old "the more you know, the less you think you know".

          Well said.

          The whole article is probably overstated. Maybe to stand out as an article.

          Probably. The only thing nice about the article is that is a good specimen of this attitude.

          (In contrast, I don't recall those around my age ever being labeled neg
    • by rholliday (754515)
      That's a pretty good summary. Made me laugh out loud quite a bit, drawing some odd looks. She seemed like she was specifically trying to verify the "bratty" accusations.

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