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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 01:00 PM
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20. No, Millennials are not slackers
At least the ones that I have observed.

However, many are not very good at "making it work" --independent critical thinking/problem solving. Sometimes because they lack experience. Sometimes d/t learned helplessness from their helicopter Boomer parents.

Some complaints at my job is their use of technology to take shortcuts, cut corners, work arounds on systems set in place to ensure safety in the hopes of decreasing workload/do things faster. But then I think they are just clever enough and nurses have always created those work arounds because we constantly have inefficient systems forced on us by career paper pushing administrative bean counters. Sure it makes sense in their ivory towers but on the ground, doing the actual work....

However, they can learn to think critically and solve problems if given enough time, attention and patience.

The problem is many lack patience and believe they should be promoted/given the higher position because they made the grades without considering the time and experience needed to be better than competent.

Of course this does not hold with all -- that is --this entire premise is based on generalizations which ultimately are unfair.

I remember people saying the same thing about my generation -- GenX. They even made a movie called Slackers about us. It sucks being a generation that graduates in a recession.

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  -DU Poll: ARE Millennials slackers The Straight Story  Dec-04-11 11:12 AM   #0 
  - Of course they are.  Jackpine Radical   Dec-04-11 11:14 AM   #1 
  - Yep. Priorities.  Zorra   Dec-04-11 12:30 PM   #16 
  - Why are you attempting to introduce any form of ageism to this  MineralMan   Dec-04-11 11:20 AM   #2 
  - +1  Hutzpa   Dec-04-11 02:50 PM   #34 
  - Good point  customerserviceguy   Dec-04-11 07:10 PM   #40 
  - See? That is why I should read the whole thing...  Cid_B   Dec-04-11 11:21 AM   #3 
  - Millenials have the same ratio of pinks to slackers as any other generation  saras   Dec-04-11 11:22 AM   #4 
  - Where's the "no" option?  Starry Messenger   Dec-04-11 11:22 AM   #5 
  - Added (nt)  The Straight Story   Dec-04-11 11:31 AM   #10 
     - I'm not a Millennial I'm Gen X.  Starry Messenger   Dec-04-11 02:58 PM   #38 
        - +1000, from a boomer. n/t  gkhouston   Dec-04-11 07:21 PM   #42 
  - That's a lousy attitude........  PDJane   Dec-04-11 11:24 AM   #6 
  - When we learned that emps are disposable, and acted thusly, we became slackers.  WingDinger   Dec-04-11 11:28 AM   #7 
  - you didn't provide a "no" response  barbtries   Dec-04-11 11:30 AM   #8 
  - Hi Adam Carolla!!!111  jpak   Dec-04-11 11:31 AM   #9 
  - LOL  FSogol   Dec-04-11 11:45 AM   #12 
  - What criteria are we to be  Newest Reality   Dec-04-11 11:43 AM   #11 
  - All the millenials I know are pretty hard workers. My vote would have to be  Morning Dew   Dec-04-11 11:52 AM   #13 
  - I work with millenials all the time -- as with any other generation, there are some hard workers  fishwax   Dec-04-11 12:05 PM   #14 
  - Yep. They're a mixed bag.  GoCubsGo   Dec-04-11 12:46 PM   #17 
  - No more than any other generation  bluestateguy   Dec-04-11 12:24 PM   #15 
  - What is the difference between the 'Yes' and 'Sure Are' vote?  Rex   Dec-04-11 12:49 PM   #18 
  - no. They are not. It's a different generation that is hard for us to understand  JanMichael   Dec-04-11 12:57 PM   #19 
  - No, Millennials are not slackers  eilen   Dec-04-11 01:00 PM   #20 
  - No. However, in. America, seems like anyone who doesn't live to work is a "slacker."  krabigirl   Dec-04-11 01:25 PM   #21 
  - There's that, too.  Morning Dew   Dec-04-11 01:42 PM   #28 
  - this should be locked  CreekDog   Dec-04-11 01:35 PM   #22 
  - As the Mom of 2 Millenials (one boomerang). .a RESOUNDING no. . .  annabanana   Dec-04-11 01:37 PM   #23 
  - Nonsense. This is another propaganda catch phrase  Dawson Leery   Dec-04-11 01:39 PM   #24 
  - DU is buggy for you too, I see.  Morning Dew   Dec-04-11 01:51 PM   #29 
  - Nonsense. This is another propaganda catch phrase  Dawson Leery   Dec-04-11 01:39 PM   #25 
  - Nonsense. This is another propaganda catch phrase  Dawson Leery   Dec-04-11 01:39 PM   #26 
  - Nonsense. This is another propaganda catch phrase  Dawson Leery   Dec-04-11 01:40 PM   #27 
  - I like the younger generation a whole lot better than I like mine (I'm 45)  Arugula Latte   Dec-04-11 01:54 PM   #30 
  - Lol, i find baby boomers calling millenials lazy hilarious  johnd83   Dec-04-11 02:41 PM   #31 
  - Twas posted in jest :) (nt)  The Straight Story   Dec-04-11 02:52 PM   #35 
     - Fair enough  johnd83   Dec-04-11 02:53 PM   #37 
  - Poll. Is the RNC trying to divide and conquer American's based upon age?  McCamy Taylor   Dec-04-11 02:46 PM   #32 
  - Hell yes  johnd83   Dec-04-11 02:52 PM   #36 
  - Young people are always viewed as "slackers" by older generations. Certainly true when I was young.  pampango   Dec-04-11 02:47 PM   #33 
  - Maybe humanity survives but Rome didn't :) nt  TBF   Dec-04-11 03:04 PM   #39 
  - Absolutely not. However, their incessant navel gazing gets fucking tiresome.  Warren DeMontague   Dec-04-11 07:17 PM   #41 

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