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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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