Ok, so now that I turned the big 6-0 last week, here's may latest rant:
"They don't make 'em like they used to"
I'm speaking in terms of human beings, mainly young folks.
Know this will open a can of whoop ass for some, but have experienced lots lately with unmotivated
peeps in this category.
To be fair, I have come across a paltry "sprinkling" of motivated peeps, however they seem to be few and far between.
Seems the older folks are the ones pounding it out while many 1/3 their age want it all, but don't want to do shit to get there. Hats off to the "sprinklings" making it happen. Guess I sound like grumpy old fart, lol.
Hoping ur kids are productive and you'll support this rant. Curious what the future holds for the workforce.
Old people have been complaining about the work ethic of young people ever since Socrates complained about the younger generation that included Plato:
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
I agree that this has alway been true. I am way different than my parents too. Every year the world changes and someone born 20 years after you is going to have different experience.
My partner is taking a course on working with millennials. We both have a hard time understanding and communicating with our youngest employees.
We hired a young man at 22 with two years of college. We paid him what we thought was a good salary and gave him two raises that almost doubled his salary in two years. He worked hard and we had two decent years and gave him what we considered to be good bonuses (not in any way assured in our company) each year. Last year his bonus was the highest in the company.
He got another job offer with a salary that was a lot higher. We had been planning to move him up anyway so we offered to change his job description, essentially creating a new position. We offered an addition week of vacation and matched the salary offer he had. Also as I have said before we have a solid health insurance benefit.
He went to the other company because he felt there was no real path forward at our company. He also said that he thought we would just hold onto him long enough to find a replacement and then fire him. He's now commuting an hour instead of 10 minutes and he is probably wearing a suit.
I don't understand his thinking, I'm sure he doesn't understand mine either.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp