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February 8, 2010

BREVITAS

News, Australia - Employers are refusing to hire Generation Y workers because they lack a work ethic and spend too much time talking to friends in work hours. "Employers come to us about Gen Y, saying they're looking for a staff member but they don't want anyone in that 20s age bracket because they find they don't understand common courtesy in the workplace," Kristy-Lee Johnston, director of Footprint Recruitment told The Courier-Mail. And the complaints don't only come from managers and bosses. Social researcher Mark McCrindle said: "They also come from other people in the team who are of another generation."


It's always fun when the Washington Post tries to get down home, as with this headling: "For some folks, profusion of snow offers great sledding opportunities". . .As in, "Come on kids, let's take advantage of the sledding opportunity offered us by the profusion of snow."

Rules of Thumb: A waitress friend told me this one: If a kid asks for root beer and you don't have any, mix some Coke with some Ginger Ale. If a kid asks for Ginger Ale and you don't have any, mix some Coke with some Sprite. If a kid asks for Sprite and you don't have any, mix some sugar with some Seltzer Water. If a kid asks for Seltzer Water, he's just messin' with you. Joseph Bauer, Master Carpenter, Indian Hills, Ohio


1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave the Gen Y kids alone. The people at my office who waste the most time -- gossiping about other people at work and complaining about their personal lives -- are the post-menopausal women. They are some unhappy ladies. True dat.

February 8, 2010 9:43 PM  

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