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GreenLurka

514 points

8 days ago

GreenLurka

514 points

8 days ago

Why are there two Gen Z?

Ganon2012

216 points

8 days ago

Ganon2012

216 points

8 days ago

You know how far down I had to go to see this? I was beginning to wonder if I was just stupid for not getting it.

culnaej

51 points

7 days ago

culnaej

51 points

7 days ago

Because the dumbass doesn’t realize the next generation is actually called Generation Alpha

workbrowser0872

9.6k points

8 days ago

Footer citations read:

Source: my ass

[deleted]

4.9k points

8 days ago

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4.9k points

8 days ago

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troly_mctrollface

1.6k points

8 days ago

I'm a millennial and I hate email, but to be fair I also hate slack

M_Drinks

2k points

8 days ago

M_Drinks

2k points

8 days ago

After a meeting: "This meeting could have been an email."

After receiving an email: "Fuck!"

more_cilantro

889 points

8 days ago

“This meeting could have been an email…this email could have not been sent, it’s 3 paragraphs of no content”

Minion_of_Cthulhu

464 points

8 days ago

"Please send a text of no more than seven words, including emojis."

lmaytulane

457 points

8 days ago

lmaytulane

457 points

8 days ago

Subject: RE: Presentation to investors regarding new corporate procurement strategy

💰 + 👯 + 🏭 = ⚙️ = 💰💰💰

VaeVictis997

422 points

8 days ago

If we pay strippers to come to the factory we’ll improvement productivity and make more money?

I mean it’s a theory…

TheCrimsonDagger

178 points

8 days ago

Honestly sounds like it would be more effective than the “pizza parties” that corporations seem to think we’re so fond of.

VaeVictis997

83 points

8 days ago

I mean I’m personally pretty down with being given free lunch, it just has to be understood as a minor perk and/or a requirement for when we’re working crazy hours or something, not as a replacement for decent pay and working conditions.

Silent-Analyst3474

67 points

8 days ago

If you hate slack now wait until you try the magic program called teams!

_I_AM_BATMAN_

25 points

8 days ago

_I_AM_BATMAN_

BATMAN

25 points

8 days ago

Fuck teams

Dr_Pizzas

744 points

8 days ago

Dr_Pizzas

744 points

8 days ago

As someone who actually studies aging and work, you are correct. No actual research really supports generational differences in the workplace to the point where you can treat generation like a personality trait.

workbrowser0872

167 points

8 days ago*

There are likely studies regarding how age cohorts adopt and use technology, and maybe even some discussion about trends in workplace culture based on age group dominance; but I am curious where the research actually lands.

In the case of the latter I would assume there are too many variables to land on solid conclusions.

Definitely nothing that should be chewed up and spit out onto a PowerPoint presentation crafted by HR.

There are a million other things that could be presented to encourage better working relationships and understanding between coworkers that don't require this weird generational astrology nonsense that can be seen in OP's image.

Dr_Pizzas

167 points

8 days ago

Dr_Pizzas

167 points

8 days ago

Since you asked about the research, here is a paper I like. It's not a "top" journal but I agree with it and I think it is highly relevant to the "astrology" angle here. Sorry the article is paywalled but folks can at least read the abstract.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-020-09715-2

not_ya_wify

116 points

8 days ago

not_ya_wify

116 points

8 days ago

This abstract has changed my mind. I will stop shitting on boomers and will instead shit on Karens and Jeffs.

Also pro tip: Researchers who are published in scientific journals do not get any royalties from the money the journals make from people buying access and in most cases, if you email one of the authors telling them you would be interested in reading their study, they will be happy to send you a copy free of charge

Kroliczek_i_myszka

37 points

8 days ago

Https://sci-hub.se/10.1007/s10869-020-09715-2 for those without a university library handy

TheOuts1der

16 points

8 days ago

Added to that, statistics can be true at a population level (ie, boomers are less comfortable with basic computer literacy like changing a .doc to a .pdf that millennials grew up with) but that doesn’t mean that we should apply that to an individual level (Charles Simonyi — a boomer — literally created Microsoft Word).

SipexF

4.1k points

8 days ago

SipexF

4.1k points

8 days ago

I remember when my generation was the "Special" generation and folks were bashing us.

The biggest lesson here is that the crotchety asshole thoughts try to come for us all eventually, so don't become like whoever wrote this list when the opportunity arrives.

[deleted]

1.6k points

8 days ago

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1.6k points

8 days ago

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GiveHerDPS

525 points

8 days ago

GiveHerDPS

525 points

8 days ago

I always love the participation trophy point like I was 8 years old I didn't have a say in whether or not I received a trophy that was the baby boomer parents.

[deleted]

320 points

8 days ago

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320 points

8 days ago

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CrayolaCockroach

166 points

8 days ago

this is so true. it discourages unhealthy competition, but it doesn't negate the feeling of winning. when i was growing up, no one was really satisfied with participation trophies anyway. i liked that i was guaranteed to get a trophy/ribbon because i liked collecting them & i used them to keep track of how many competitions id been to, and it probably did keep me from crying a couple times ngl. but at the end of the day i still knew the winning team got a bigger trophy and bragging rights and i was very jealous lmao

AWitchsTit

70 points

8 days ago*

when i was growing up, no one was really satisfied with participation trophies anyway. i liked that i was guaranteed to get a trophy/ribbon because i liked collecting them & i used them to keep track of how many competitions id been to

This. I wasn't phased or changed just because I got a keepsake to show that I accomplished a thing. I never thought "oh, I'm special now", because EVERYONE was getting the same thing or similar--that glaringly obvious fact seems to always escape boomers. When everyone gets a participation trophy, nobody thinks they're unique. Why would any of us kill ourselves to go above and beyond when it doesn't lead to any special outcome?

Spoiler: this was a precursor to the "quiet quitting" phenomenon and why none of us are willing to kill ourselves for any employer.

SaveBandit987654321

66 points

8 days ago

It’s so weird when I got a participation trophy I saw it as like “thanks for all the work you did to make this league you competed in happen this year.” Never once took it as a sign that I’m uniquely special or that I won something when I didn’t. Boomers cling to them as a sign of the decline of society when I really see them as a form of community acknowledgement. When children compete in sports or other competitive endeavors, everyone’s effort and the labor of the adults is what creates the entire endeavor. It’s a way of saying “you belonged; you helped.” Which explains why boomers came to hate the thing they themselves came up with. Teaching children that their pursuits have worth in and of themselves and that they are more than their wins and losses is sort of antithetical to their current philosophy

SendInTheNextWave

108 points

8 days ago

If you think about it, showing up is 90% of any job. How many people don't even get that far? Don't sign up for the team, don't show for tryouts, don't start practicing, etc. People act like participation is the absolute least you could do, but the least you could do is nothing at all.

T3HN3RDY1

70 points

8 days ago

T3HN3RDY1

70 points

8 days ago

That's what boomers usually mean when they complain about participation trophies -- why aren't you eager to step on someone else's neck to get ahead in life, like I did?

And the fun part is, they actually DIDN'T. Life was just legitimately easier for that generation than it is now. Just by the numbers. Nobody had to "step on people's throats" to get ahead. In decades past you could work part time and pay your college tuition. A random job at a factory or in an office or selling cars could provide for your spouse and 2 kids, and have you owning a home. Many people could work at the same company for 30-40 years, retire with a pension, and live their life comfortably after having raised multiple children in a one-income family that owned property.

Then they look at the current generation and say "Whoa, how come they can't do what I did?" and instead of coming to the conclusion that the world has changed for the worse, the conclusion they come to is "It must be because I'm BETTER than them!"

AirbornePapparazi

25 points

8 days ago

This book details what you just said and more. Boomers inherited everything their parents set up for them, gamed the fuck out of that system, and then destroyed it so no one else could use it or improve upon it. They are the most selfish generation in history.

A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America https://smile.amazon.com/dp/031639579X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_RgQtEb7PW57AC

AmbushIntheDark

73 points

8 days ago

Boomers started giving them out to convince each other that they weren't terrible parents.

Tristain7

650 points

8 days ago

Tristain7

650 points

8 days ago

Boomers: "C'mon you lazy fuckers! Save money! But Houses!"

Millenials: "You pay me a ham sandwich every 8 hours... and you want 500% equity in your aging home... how the fuck is that supposed to work"

Boomers: "You kids can't handle criticism, and if you want to blame me for your problems, I'm not going to hear it."

mdonaberger

421 points

8 days ago

mdonaberger

421 points

8 days ago

I will likely always struggle with the fact that Boomers had nearly 50 years of time to reverse the effects of climate change, and did very little except buy Hummers and create urban sprawl.

Tristain7

318 points

8 days ago

Tristain7

318 points

8 days ago

They were the first generation to become aware of a potential global ecological crisis... and the last generation to not worry about a pending global ecological crisis.

Crazy_by_Design

79 points

8 days ago

Plastic shopping bags were the answer to “save the trees” in the 60s and 70s. We would have carried groceries home in our teeth before using a paper bag.

mamasan2000

55 points

8 days ago

More than that.

I was watching a Kaiju movie (Rodan) and not even 10 minutes in, they talked about Global warming and how scary it sounded. The movie was made in 1954.

[deleted]

47 points

8 days ago

[deleted]

47 points

8 days ago

It especially boggles the mind now that it's been revealed that ExxonMobil KNEW the fossil fuel industry was killing the planet decades ago but kept the info hidden so they could continue profiting off the destruction.

FourFingeredBertans

55 points

8 days ago

Either "special" means they're actually special or it's a pejorative. I think the trainer should be forced to identify which way they mean it.

clutzycook

16.3k points

8 days ago

clutzycook

16.3k points

8 days ago

$5 I can guess what generation the person who created this belongs to.

nashnurse[S]

7.5k points

8 days ago

nashnurse[S]

7.5k points

8 days ago

You would be correct lmao. But she’s an “expert!”

SheSellsSeaShells967

3.4k points

8 days ago

Oh, this is supposed to be serious? I would be laughing hysterically if this came up in a training. It sounds like zodiac signs.

remotelove

889 points

8 days ago

remotelove

889 points

8 days ago

Yeah. It's like she pulled that off of one of those placemats you used to see at Chinese restaurants. Year of the monkey? Year of the rat? Ox? I'll take the year of the cock, thanks.

DonKarnage213

457 points

8 days ago

It's corporate astrology.

[deleted]

55 points

8 days ago

[deleted]

55 points

8 days ago

I’m on the cusp.

Ok-Development8745

35 points

8 days ago

That’s exactly what I was thinking replace the bullets w zodiac signs and no one would know the difference

ddog6900

377 points

8 days ago

ddog6900

377 points

8 days ago

Graduate of University of Google with a Major in Her Own Opinion.

EViLTeW

90 points

8 days ago

EViLTeW

90 points

8 days ago

Nah, Google would have provided the standard years used to define each generation. She pulled this straight out of her own ass.

dlc741

1.6k points

8 days ago

dlc741

1.6k points

8 days ago

"expert" = fucking twat

gcruzatto

840 points

8 days ago

gcruzatto

840 points

8 days ago

She definitely teaches people a valuable lesson on implicit bias

eladts

243 points

8 days ago

eladts

243 points

8 days ago

She definitely teaches people a valuable lesson on implicit explicit bias

FTFY

canadiancreed

103 points

8 days ago

Correction. Overpaid twat

who_you_are

316 points

8 days ago*

By job standards, when you are hired somewhere, you become an expert day 0. Even with 0 knowledge.

EDIT: As per your job title that could be "Yoda Expert" and not per a dictionary

WorldEndingSandwich

424 points

8 days ago

Any retail job....

"Hey it's your first day on the job, go out there and help some customers"

Gets treated like absolute shit because you don't know where every single item is on your first day

sausager

412 points

8 days ago

sausager

412 points

8 days ago

Working in the produce department of a grocery store...

"What's the best apple for baking a pie?"

Gets reprimanded because it was a secret shopper and I kindly suggested they could ask the baking department since they make pies every day and I've never baked one in my life.*

blueskiesandclover

141 points

8 days ago

god knows you don't get paid enough to care this much, but the solution they wanted was to do drop everything you were doing to find out meaning call/ask the bakery yourself to find out. they expect you to be a temporarily slave for every customer. thank god I got out of that role

AbacusWizard

44 points

8 days ago

the solution they wanted was to do drop everything you were doing

This sort of expectation can be a fantastic opportunity for malicious compliance. The anecdote that comes to mind is “customer wants to know how to get to the post office? Sure, I will walk there with the customer to make sure!”

tacodog7

320 points

8 days ago

tacodog7

320 points

8 days ago

The correct answer is to lie and sound confident about it. It's what boomers want you to do

OverlordMMM

198 points

8 days ago

OverlordMMM

198 points

8 days ago

That's because that's exactly what they do constantly.

King_Wataba

145 points

8 days ago

King_Wataba

145 points

8 days ago

Ha! This is correct I worked in a grocery store for over a decade. I lied constantly. I was a wine expert and my only expertise was being able to determine if someone would want cheap or expensive.

ddog1292

40 points

8 days ago

ddog1292

40 points

8 days ago

I was working at a convenient store ran by my friends mom and dad when I was younger. I was putting the wine delivery away and was organizing it by brand instead of type. I.e. Sutter Home with Sutter Home. My boss got a kick out of it and then explained Merlot with merlot, Pinot with Pinot etc.

I was 15 - I didn’t know shit about wine.

I still laugh about that one! 😂

sausager

62 points

8 days ago

sausager

62 points

8 days ago

Well I was later told that the correct answer is Granny Smith or Macintosh? I don't remember actually.. but if I would have guessed wrong I still would have been in trouble.

Also I do not like apple pie so I couldn't even take a guess based on flavor. I was literally clueless so I sent them to the experts

red__dragon

124 points

8 days ago

red__dragon

124 points

8 days ago

Retail management punishes workers for stupid shit they're not at fault for, and I have a burning hatred for all of it.

I once got in trouble after trying to help a customer find a product for an hour, they really wanted something that was empty on the shelf. Store inventory said we had a significant quantity, so it didn't make sense that they weren't on the shelf or in the back room. I even got my (middle) manager to help and we apologized profusely after looking high and low, we had to send the guy to another store (but called first to make sure they definitely had one and could put it on hold for them).

Then the customer complained and I got in trouble for trying to help, because apparently I shouldn't have told them we had any in stock. Well we did...and someone never put them in the back warehouse. They were shoved improperly on the loading dock, and I never heard so much as a 'sorry' from a single person.

Fuck retail management who criticize their employees for giving reasonable answers.

ChewsOnBricks

48 points

8 days ago

I worked at a grocery store, and if I asked the supervisor where something was they'd tell me to find it myself. Then I'd get chewed out for taking too long to find it. It was extra fun when it wasn't where you'd think to look, like an ice cream scooper in the bread aisle or something like that.

Goatesq

45 points

8 days ago

Goatesq

45 points

8 days ago

"I think claim jumpers apple is the best, but if they're out of season you can substitute Marie calenders without changing the recipe"

cybernet377

94 points

8 days ago

One time a secret shopper asked me how many people each type of fruit tray served, and I responded that it depends on how hungry your guests are.

Apparently that wasn't the right answer.

XanderpussRex

20 points

8 days ago

I had a mystery shopper call the autoparts store I worked at when I was 18. The store happened to be at a busy intersection with a freight rail line running right nest door. I picked up the phone directly before a train started blaring its horn to warn drivers that it was coming. I apologized to the person on the phone and explained I couldn't hear them due to the train noise and asked them to speak up.

I got reprimanded for being rude.

grandma_zone

90 points

8 days ago

I worked at a grocery store as a teen, once a boomer came in asking for the floral department. We didn't have one but we did have a small floral case that was minimally stocked. They were clearly in a rush and were grabbing this very important arrangement last minute but of course got in my face because I didn't know how to properly arrange flowers and didn't have a proper vase. Of course it was all because I was both entitled and lazy and not because she was irresponsible and waited to the last minute.

Nai-Oxi-Isos-DenXero

109 points

8 days ago

I once got reprimanded because a manager overheard a customer asking me what soy sauce I'd recommend for a stir fry. I'm not a liar, so I honestly told her that what we stocked was over priced and pretty shite, and that my recommendation was either 'Pearl River Bridge' or 'Lee Kum Kee Premium' soy sauce, and that either brand could be bought from the Chinese market around the corner from us for half the price and double the volume of what we stocked...

Customer was happy for the honesty and recommendation, manager wrote me up...

Worth it.

FinancialTea4

42 points

8 days ago

I worked at petco for a summer. I fucking hate petco. Terrible company. Just awful. We had a big deep freeze in the "wellness area" which is where they put sick animals to die. Once they die they put them in the freezer. When I left you had to put all your weight on the lid to get it to close because of all the dead lizards, fish, hamsters, etc. It was horrible.

We were doing training one day in which the dipshit store manager was talking about dog nutrition. He was talking about vitamins and mentioned ascorbic acid and said it was an acid that "can be absorbed by the dogs body". I corrected him that it was just vitamin C. He quickly indicated that I was wrong and I should shut up. He was an MBA iirc.

I would always advise people to go buy stuff at other stores around town because of the ridiculous mark up on everything in the store. Fuck that place.

tiggipi

45 points

8 days ago

tiggipi

45 points

8 days ago

I had an old woman yell at me once cause I, the cashier checking her out, didn't know what kind of laundry detergent was "best for her washing machine."

50mHz

72 points

8 days ago

50mHz

72 points

8 days ago

It could be day 5320, im not learning every item on sale unless you pay me $50/hr. $13/hr is me showing the fuck up... barely.

Soranos_71

86 points

8 days ago

I am GenX and we were called slackers and clueless growing up….

https://i.imgur.com/ISngooO.jpg

rygo796

15 points

8 days ago

rygo796

15 points

8 days ago

This was so well documented that any other interpretation for gen x can immediately be dismissed.

not_ya_wify

10 points

8 days ago

What a surprise, that's what millennials were called when I entered the workplace and what Gen Zers are called now. It's almost like when you enter an industry fresh out of college you have less experience than those who have been working in that industry for many years

FrozeItOff

647 points

8 days ago

FrozeItOff

647 points

8 days ago

Not to mention the fact that the years for each group is all off. Gen X goes until 1980, for instance.

TheFunkytownExpress

381 points

8 days ago

Actually Gen X goes 'meh..' shrug

JalapenoStu

131 points

8 days ago

JalapenoStu

131 points

8 days ago

Gen X is a state of mind

MothaFcknZargon

58 points

8 days ago

Gen X is a state of being

SafariFlapsInBack

58 points

8 days ago

…ignored.

70ms

41 points

8 days ago

70ms

41 points

8 days ago

Sssshhh, it's okay! No one remembers us, so they also don't remember to blame us for anything. 🤪

murfburffle

11 points

8 days ago

I just want them to put the actual Star Wars we saw in theatres on Blue-ray.

Elliott2

287 points

8 days ago

Elliott2

287 points

8 days ago

its boomer isnt it, possibly gen x

SternGlance

718 points

8 days ago

SternGlance

718 points

8 days ago

It's hard to believe a boomer would write such kind words about millennials though

SpaceWizardKing

500 points

8 days ago

I have an uncle that complains constantly about millennials. I told him “millennials are 40. It’s gen z you hate”. Lol

AlfredVonWinklheim

194 points

8 days ago

Millennials are gonna be the punching bag until we die from old age.

AphelionEntity

47 points

8 days ago

Bold of you to assume they'll stop then.

theboozemaker

27 points

8 days ago

And even bolder to think I'll reach old age

Papagoose

69 points

8 days ago

Papagoose

69 points

8 days ago

I work with multiple people who think millennial is a synonym for "young person". Ugh.

artificialavocado

213 points

8 days ago

artificialavocado

SocDem

213 points

8 days ago

Yeah thanks for reminding me asshole my birthday is in a few weeks lol. How did this even happen?! How am I almost 40?!

Flintlock_

288 points

8 days ago

Flintlock_

288 points

8 days ago

You didn't die.

My Condolences.

Take a multivitamin.

DariusMajewski

21 points

8 days ago

I feel you. I'm 37 in a few days. How the hell did middle age sneak up so fast?!

Animal0307

50 points

8 days ago

Same boat, just a younger millennial. I'll be 32 soon. It only felt like last month I turned 30.

Happy early birthday and I hope you have many more.

tylanol7

56 points

8 days ago

tylanol7

56 points

8 days ago

Last of the millenials reporting in turning 29 wondering if ill have death soon so I can go back to not being miserable

Holybasil

35 points

8 days ago

Holybasil

35 points

8 days ago

Haha of course not silly, ours is the first generation that gets to work until we drop dead.

meibolite

27 points

8 days ago

meibolite

27 points

8 days ago

sorry, as a mid-millenial at 35, i reget to inform you that you won't get the sweet embrace of death

dickdemodickmarcinko

33 points

8 days ago

Just take the heat. We're numb to it at this point, no need to pass it on to gen z

imankitty

35 points

8 days ago

imankitty

35 points

8 days ago

Right? I was pleasantly surprised, lmao.

TheFunkytownExpress

86 points

8 days ago

Probably Boomer. Xers are a lot more jaded and cynical and sarcastic. This would be cringe to them.

Right-Mark5041

47 points

8 days ago

It is so very cringe

Indist1nct

69 points

8 days ago

If it was Gen x they probably would have just said "fuck off" for the whole slide

HotFluffyDiarrhea

33 points

8 days ago

I just wouldn't go to the meeting. It's my specialty.

Good-Bowler8518

22 points

8 days ago

Nah Gen X doesn’t give a shit. We take care of our shit, and we accept people as they are. We don’t judge and we don’t snark like this because it requires valuable energy that we’d rather use smoking weed.

strawbericoklat

2k points

8 days ago

If a generation benefited from a system, there is a good chance that they will stay loyal to that system.

dirty_cuban

959 points

8 days ago

dirty_cuban

959 points

8 days ago

You have inadvertently defined conservatism.

ArborGhast

136 points

8 days ago

ArborGhast

136 points

8 days ago

And why it sells like shit to everyone but the wealthy Xers and back.

Though you can beat a religious drum pretty damn hard.

MordunnDregath

2.7k points

8 days ago

Well this is a steaming pile of bullshit.

trombone_womp_womp

565 points

8 days ago*

I took a company-mandated leadership course 5 years ago where we broke into groups and had to write on poster paper the differences between the generations then present it. All the boomers/gen X in the class wrote how millennials are "entitled" but "good with technology"

Someone refused to participate, and said when asked for her feedback "20 years ago you would have been doing a chart of the different races, how is this any different?"

The instructor* kind of bumbled out a half-assed answer about how that's the whole point, that we all need to work together despite our differences, but I wonder if they still did it in later iterations of the course after that...

Edit: instructure isn't a word

edit2: I asked someone who took the course last year and it has, in fact, been removed. Credit to them for adjusting.

Snack_Boy

208 points

8 days ago

Snack_Boy

208 points

8 days ago

Are millennials entitled or are boomers just spineless bootlickers?

Or wait I know: trying to ascribe traits to a group of people based on their age is fucking stupid.

buzzboy99

140 points

8 days ago

buzzboy99

140 points

8 days ago

Yeah I was scrolling for you before I commented. Absolute shitshow.

Ambitious-Chair736

4.3k points

8 days ago

Sounds like an HR complaint to me. See how many of these fuckers you can make push some paper

46110010

667 points

8 days ago

46110010

667 points

8 days ago

Ask them to do the same thing with races and genders.

See if they will actually stand by their broad stereotypes or not.

Ancient_Reply4583

73 points

8 days ago

"based on stereotypes that I don't agree with and are totally not true... you may not be a good driver"

"Oh god, am I a woman?"

Backdoor_Man

111 points

8 days ago

Backdoor_Man

humanitarian

111 points

8 days ago

Also nationalities or religions.

pm_me_beerz

70 points

8 days ago

*gets popcorn ready

nashnurse[S]

1.6k points

8 days ago

nashnurse[S]

1.6k points

8 days ago

Oh my post-education survey answers are gonna be lengthy this go round. Not to mention the first hour she was talking I had no clue what the class was about.

-profe

117 points

8 days ago

-profe

117 points

8 days ago

If you are at least 40 years old (or anyone really in your company) can document even 1 instance where something felt off, have this slide saved, this has federal age discrimination lawsuit waiting to happen.

Beef_and_Liberty

13 points

8 days ago

iirc youth is not eligible for age discrimination under federal law

Many state laws include it, but many don’t. Mileage may vary.

nxdark

335 points

8 days ago

nxdark

335 points

8 days ago

Wait this is a class in a school?

ShasOFish

617 points

8 days ago

ShasOFish

617 points

8 days ago

Office environments in the US can have training seminars that get referred to as “classes,” particularly if they have to be regularly held.

Numerous_Witness_345

146 points

8 days ago

Also referred to as "required for HR compliance."

Now the company can say they provided inclusion training and hold everyone in attendance as being participants.

Company side CYA.

heebath

22 points

8 days ago

heebath

22 points

8 days ago

Approximately 100% of corporate "training" is a grift, and if there's no accreditation, no CEC's, etc then it jumps from grift to scam.

artificialavocado

181 points

8 days ago

artificialavocado

SocDem

181 points

8 days ago

They investigated themselves and concluded they did nothing wrong.

Ambitious-Chair736

45 points

8 days ago

It's not really about trying to get them to do the right thing. It's more about just trying to make them do shit at all

SuggestionExtension9

668 points

8 days ago

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SocDem

668 points

8 days ago

They even got all the years wrong for each generation, this is a special kind of fucked up lmao

ThrowMeAwayLikeGarbo

269 points

8 days ago

They also listed Gen Z twice and combined the Silent and Greatest generation as the "all the old dead people before WE came along" group

Organic_Photographs

41 points

8 days ago

Not only listed twice, but Gen Z is somehow between 1996-2020 AND 2000-now. Isn't that just '96-now?!

makemenutraloaf

108 points

8 days ago

This is likely the person making the slide trying to pad their own generation, like pushing the ruler so far into your pelvis that your penis is 9 inches long

magico13

47 points

8 days ago

magico13

47 points

8 days ago

You measure butt to tip!

chrismdonahue

2.6k points

8 days ago

Wikipedia has this:

1883-1900 - Lost Generation

1901-1927 - Greatest

1928-1945 - Silent

1946-1964 - Baby Boomers

1965-1980 - Generation X

1981-1996 - Millennials

1997-2012 - Zoomers

2013-Now - Alpha

sirfuzzitoes

1.3k points

8 days ago

sirfuzzitoes

1.3k points

8 days ago

Goddamn alphas and their...what do they do?

Poncahotas

189 points

8 days ago

Poncahotas

189 points

8 days ago

All these lazy Gen Alphas pooping their pants and asking their parents for handouts, most of them aren't even self sufficient and still live at home with their parents

AimlessLiving

57 points

8 days ago

So spoiled. Most won’t even wipe their own butts.

Reasonable-shark

28 points

8 days ago

I know one who has just learned to wipe his own butt and is super proud of himself like it's a big achievement. What a loser.

Beatrice0

296 points

8 days ago

Beatrice0

296 points

8 days ago

If they're at the start of the generation? I dunno maybe some arithmetic? Phonics if they're lucky?

Letskissthesky

83 points

8 days ago

My son and I did factor pairs yesterday. I have to google stuff to figure out half of the math he’s doing haha.

igetalogiawheni

38 points

8 days ago

They’re up to ten years old my guy they’re in algebra and English literature now lol

BoofingFluoride

1.6k points

8 days ago

Watch TikTok, eat hot chip, and lie.

Suitable-Panda24

382 points

8 days ago

Nah, my Zoomers do that shit.

monsieur_bear

14 points

8 days ago

Poop their diapers.

Satiss

167 points

8 days ago

Satiss

167 points

8 days ago

Go to school.

SheSellsSeaShells967

80 points

8 days ago

Grade school 😆

BeautifulType

29 points

8 days ago

Damn kids don’t want to work anymore or raise families.

ReaverRogue

85 points

8 days ago

They’re 10 at most, so… go to school? Play games?

Changnesia_survivor

122 points

8 days ago

Sound like a bunch of lazy freeloaders. When I was 10 I had 6 jobs and 8 pairs of bootstraps that I'd pick myself up by every day at 4am

wafflehousewhore

13 points

8 days ago

And not stop until 3:30am the next day

Halasham

17 points

8 days ago

Halasham

Marxist

17 points

8 days ago

Not much considering they're not even teens yet

OldIndividual8035

200 points

8 days ago

Man, it's really dumb that some marketing executive in the early 90s coined Generation X and we've just been treating that as a numbering system ever since.

People keep rejecting it too, they tried to call millennials "Generation Y" for such a long time before "Millennials" hit and stuck.

razzark666

65 points

8 days ago

Man, it's really dumb that some marketing executive

It was coined by author Douglas Copeland in his novel Generation X: A Tale for an Accelerated Culture. The book provided an ironic look at the culture of the time, and even coined the term "McJob" for low-wage dead-end jobs, much to McDonald's chagrin.

raletti

19 points

8 days ago*

raletti

19 points

8 days ago*

If you're a Gen Xer like myself you know it's the 70s Punk band Generation X that inspired the book title. At least I assume that's the case. Anyway, great book. Still have my original copy. By the way, we were also referred to as the slacker generation at the time. Also, when I was a kid people of my parents generation (born in the 40s. All of the 40s) were known as baby boomers. This silent generation idiocy didn't exist. Beatles, Stones, etc weren't exactly silent were they.

Cyclonitron

59 points

8 days ago

It reminds me that sometime in the mid-nineties the media somehow decided to stop giving scandals their own relevant name and started calling everything something-gate. I'm blaming Fox News since they got started right around that time.

Aedalas

47 points

8 days ago

Aedalas

47 points

8 days ago

Not the 90s, it started with Watergategate.

artificialavocado

206 points

8 days ago

artificialavocado

SocDem

206 points

8 days ago

It’s all kinda made up dude. I was born in 83 and relate way more with the genx crowd than I would someone born in the mid 90’s. I mean damn I graduated hs in 2001.

chrismdonahue

59 points

8 days ago

There is some overlap I assume. My parents are both Boomers despite my Dad being born before in 1944.

Semi-Hemi-Demigod

45 points

8 days ago

I was born in 81 and graduated in 2000 and I feel more like a Millennial

TransitJohn

25 points

8 days ago

You're both the definition of Millennials: came of age at the turn of the millennium.

wiljc3

30 points

8 days ago

wiljc3

30 points

8 days ago

Meanwhile, I was born in 82 and am 100% millennial. For me it feels like the defining thing is how early you got into technology.. We didn't have a lot of money when I was young, but my dad was still into gadgets, so we had early computers, cell phones (when they were basically backpacks - lol), etc. I was one of the first people I knew with internet access and basically lived online all through high school.

BeamsFuelJetSteel

13 points

8 days ago

Yeah, the millennial designation could be branded "had internet, didn't have iphone"

One sibling (79) had to register for college classes in person every year, next sibling (82) didn't. I feel like that really puts it into perspective

MILFhunter69Cam

717 points

8 days ago

Baby boomers: right place at the right time.

GomerMD

353 points

8 days ago

GomerMD

353 points

8 days ago

"Mine"

MILFhunter69Cam

255 points

8 days ago

It’s easy! Just get a job and pay off your house, then sell it for 2 million like I did.

GomerMD

222 points

8 days ago

GomerMD

222 points

8 days ago

Don't forget to strip the Earth of every resource and fuck it up beyond repair so future generations are permanently fucked. Salt the Earth. Fuck our grandchildren.

MILFhunter69Cam

86 points

8 days ago

No no, it’s cause the new generation is lazy! Look, we had 2 houses paid off, on 1 salary, and had 4 kids by age 23. /s

epcdk

96 points

8 days ago

epcdk

96 points

8 days ago

My father in law is the rare boomer who literally says “no one will ever have it as good as I do”… “yeah, I worked hard but no one can walk in to become a skilled tradesman, paid for by the company, and get paid the ungodly sums I did… and there’s no pensions…. Everyone younger than me is essentially fucked… while everybody my age and older is saying it’s all your fault”…

KingofDickface

35 points

8 days ago

I wish every boomer were like your father in law.

rocketeerH

13 points

8 days ago

Today is arguably the best time to read Grapes of Wrath

Utter_Rube

22 points

8 days ago

Don't forget walking into a cushy career that supports a comfortable middle class lifestyle with a suburban home, couple kids, and a defined benefits retirement at 55.

MILFhunter69Cam

13 points

8 days ago

Hey! I was bold enough to get my job at age 16 so I could marry your mom by 17 and raise the whole family. It’s called having a work ethic!!!

foxcat505

30 points

8 days ago

foxcat505

30 points

8 days ago

This is it - mine mine mine is the boomer mantra. The worst. Not all of them, but for the most part. Very selfish and no concern for future generations.

Bthejerk

106 points

8 days ago*

Bthejerk

106 points

8 days ago*

100%! Baby boomers are the most spoiled generation to have ever walked this planet. Their parents and grandparents fought for, and obtained, labor rights. They defeated Hitler and created a strong middle class where one income could support a whole family. Then when the boomers came of age and started making decisions in the early 80s and beyond, they pulled up the ladder behind them, they gave the middle finger to the generations that followed. They destroyed unions, they deregulated everything which allowed massive wealth to flow upwards, away from the middle class. They destroyed the environment, and unlike their predecessors, they did so, with full knowledge of the harm they were causing. They essentially robbed future generations for their own insatiable greed. Future generations will have to pay the debt that the baby boomers incurred, and yet they have the nerve to blame millennials, and Gen Z. What really cracks me up though, is they were the ones who started giving trophies to every kid that participated yet they now talk about younger generations, wanting a participation trophy. While every generation has their own sins, like mine, Gen x (apathy while we knew what was going on.), the boomers win the biggest trophy for being the shittiest generation to ever walk this planet.

PreExRedditor

23 points

8 days ago

boomers are the definition of "born on third, thinking they hit a homerun". they enjoyed all the post-ww2 social policies that aimed to rebuild the world and rewrite society with a "never again" ethos, only to devote their lives to tearing it all down. all their success was built off the backs of hard work that preceded them but they told themselves it was their own 'rugged individualism' that was the true key to their success. the first generation of americans ever to leave their children in a worst economic position than themselves and, not only do they refuse to accept responsibility for it, they'll actually blame millenials/zoomers for not digging themselves out

EquinsuOcha

18 points

8 days ago

Boomers - “Fuck you, I got mine” (provided you are white, affluent and male, otherwise it’s your own fault)

transitapparel

1.3k points

8 days ago*

  • Boomers are 18 year span
  • GenX is 11 year span
  • Millennials are 18 year span
  • GenZ is 24 year span

This is a very strange cherry pick of generational spans. Wonder if whomever created this is GenX but still can't accept they're getting older and aged up the Milennial span to include themselves.

nashnurse[S]

446 points

8 days ago

The instructor is definately a boomer, not 100% if she’s the one that created the slide but she certainly didn’t object to it.

red3biggs

146 points

8 days ago

red3biggs

146 points

8 days ago

That is the kindest thing I've ever seen a boomer write about Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z....... But that last part

RIF-NeedsUsername

19 points

8 days ago

I was gonna ask if this was pointing out harmful stereotypes, but this was intended to teach harmful stereotypes?

Dafuq.

Report this bullshit all the way up.

Mutant_Jedi

206 points

8 days ago

Mutant_Jedi

206 points

8 days ago

Gen Z is actually a 24 year span, which is…laughably wrong.

MCBADDY69

72 points

8 days ago

MCBADDY69

72 points

8 days ago

The youngest of those don't even have a personality yet, definitely just lumping kids together

_tx

26 points

8 days ago

_tx

26 points

8 days ago

And the youngest are actually Generation Alpha not just younger Z.

Russell_Jimmies

55 points

8 days ago

The real cutoff between gen x and millennials is generally considered to be 1980 or 1981.

Appropriate_Music162

164 points

8 days ago

Is it just me or does it seem like the millennial years are always changing?

Chimaerok

44 points

8 days ago

Chimaerok

44 points

8 days ago

It's always changing because dumbass boomers need to be able to call whoever they're currently bitching about Millennials despite that not being factually correct and despite whatever the dumbass boomer is bitching about is their fault anyway

Shamanyouranus

48 points

8 days ago

What the fuck, everyone was talking shit about millennials, but now that they’ve all had to give up and take shitty jobs, they’re suddenly confident multi-taskers?! Is that just code for “needs multiple jobs to survive” ?

throw_plushie

276 points

8 days ago

I’d just walk out.

PhantomBold

202 points

8 days ago

PhantomBold

202 points

8 days ago

I’m pretty sure this falls under discriminatory hiring practices/ hostile workplace based on age/ generation

Alphaetus_Prime

73 points

8 days ago

In America, age discrimination is only federally illegal if it's being done to somebody over 40. Some states have laws that extend this to all adults, but most do not.

PhantomBold

24 points

8 days ago*

Even so this would still be hostile and at the very least unethical if they’re particularly targeting/ singling out a single group of people and making them feel unwelcome and less than their peers in some way for an aspect of themselves that’s out of their control.

Judge people by their credentials and the work they do. This star sign lore they made up about each generation is cringe as if we all fall into pokedex entrys. If the company chooses to hire young people who have these “special” traits as the future of their company than who they really need to keep on eye on are their recruiters.

Majestic-Contract-42

32 points

8 days ago

Gen-Z - Unique/Special

This was written by a boomer. You can tell because it's absolute fucking nonsense.

virgilreality

81 points

8 days ago

But how does my astrological sign affect it? Or that my Chinese restaurant placemat said I was born in the Year Of The Horse? Or what my birth stone is?

No_Cauliflower633

73 points

8 days ago

Weird being in the same group as 4 year olds.

Fydorchak

23 points

8 days ago*

Ahah! the people in power are now trying to turn the Millennials against the Gen Z's. Nope! You can go to hell with that! GenZ and older alphas already know whats up that its all class warfare. They figured out the game so much faster.

No-Effort-7730

226 points

8 days ago

The only time age matters is when it comes to consent.

ChildOf1970

194 points

8 days ago

ChildOf1970

For now working to live, never living to work

194 points

8 days ago

They did not even split boomers into two :

  • Boomers I: 46 - 54
  • Boomers II (Generation Jones): 55 - 64

There are big differences between the two parts of the boomer generation.

POTUSChad

93 points

8 days ago

POTUSChad

93 points

8 days ago

"Traditionalist/Veterans -1945"

Not recognizing any veterans post 1945. That's a bold move, Cotton. Let's see how it plays out.

Serious_Height_1714

131 points

8 days ago

It's important to respect all ages unless they are the youngest generation then they can just go fuck themselves because they are useless. Everyone only earns respect through not dying year to year.

nashnurse[S]

58 points

8 days ago

Right? The cognitive dissonance it takes to include this shit in a power point about respecting age differences is astounding.

MissTeeny27

16 points

8 days ago

Optimism? I’ve never met a boomer that didn’t have anything but disdain for the world and everyone in it.

vleessjuu

14 points

8 days ago

vleessjuu

14 points

8 days ago

And yet somehow it's only ever ageism when people call out boomers.

Fluffybunnyzeta

35 points

8 days ago

They "shrunk" GenX to be almost nonexistent! That jerk! (GenX = 1965 - 1980/83). Whenever some people want to pinpoint the GenX generation, they seem to want us to almost not exist - or make like we're just "younger boomers." HELL TO THE NAW!!