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Started by Lawlsie on May 7, 2022 10:26:28 AM
Boomers must go on courses to understand millennials and Gen Z

Hard-working boomers who appreciate that an 8am start means arriving at 7.45am are having to take courses to understand why Millennials and Gen Zers are much more flexible and demanding in the workplace.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/4d024806-cd3d-11ec-b225-ba85b2bd8624?shareToken=739def907b8a8e3e53794dc478
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Dubris - 07 May 2022 10:49:28 (#1 of 132)

Generation X forgotten about yet again.

browserbutton - 07 May 2022 11:54:28 (#2 of 132)

Fear not, the article includes them too:

'Baby boomer and Generation X bosses are going on courses to help them understand younger employees and get more out of them in the workplace.'

FleurDuMal - 07 May 2022 11:55:34 (#3 of 132)

8 am start? Fuck that for a game of soldiers!

Signed: a boomer.

browserbutton - 07 May 2022 12:00:45 (#4 of 132)

I note that Dr Elizabeth Michelle ('a millennial herself') has a book coming out.

https://dr-elizabethmichelle.co.uk/about-us

tasselhoff - 07 May 2022 11:01:56 (#5 of 132)

This made me laugh https://mobile.twitter.com/antoniogm/status/152093
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Dayraven - 07 May 2022 12:02:24 (#6 of 132)

The *really* unfortunate ones get put on the ‘Understanding Memes with 3+ Levels of Irony’ course.

Lawlsie - 07 May 2022 12:02:57 (#7 of 132)

8 am start? Fuck that for a game of soldiers!

Point is Fleur whatever the start time for a day of work, a meeting, lunch or event boomers turn up early so they are ready for business. Boomer time is always at least 15 minutes early, if not more. On time is late since you don't arrive refreshed, fully prepared and raring to go.

tasselhoff - 07 May 2022 11:06:50 (#8 of 132)

I really, really, hate such generational generalisations.

Typical GenX reaction, I guess.

limegreen - 07 May 2022 12:09:11 (#9 of 132)

In my experience it's generally the senior people who are late. So mostly Gen X these days.

popstar7 - 07 May 2022 12:12:21 (#10 of 132)

Boomer time is always at least 15 minutes early, if not more. On time is late since you don't arrive refreshed, fully prepared and raring to go.

What utter bullshit.

Lawlsie - 07 May 2022 12:14:15 (#11 of 132)

What I thought the article got wrong - apart from everything - is that it says boomers worried about their jobs. But there were loads of jobs in the years boomers began work. In factories, mills, shops and offices. What made life much harder for later generations was the paucity of work

thisonehasalittlehat - 07 May 2022 12:14:46 (#12 of 132)

Sorry I'm late to the thread. Have you sorted it all out without me?

browserbutton - 07 May 2022 12:15:07 (#13 of 132)

Don't forget -- a lot of boomers came of age in the 60s and frittered away their lives as 'filthy hippies'.

Lawlsie - 07 May 2022 12:16:09 (#14 of 132)

Most boomers weren't hippies. Far more people post the boomer generations took and take drugs.

thisonehasalittlehat - 07 May 2022 12:16:14 (#15 of 132)

Anyway I've got to shoot off to a concert now. Touch base with the outcomes.

limegreen - 07 May 2022 12:33:27 (#16 of 132)

#11 Yeah, I found that odd. I'm a late Gen X and we were constantly having the 'No jobs for life any more' from the Boomer Head of Sixth Form.

Lawlsie - 07 May 2022 12:45:30 (#17 of 132)

Exactly.

lammaMia - 07 May 2022 13:21:02 (#18 of 132)

#14: Boomers normalized sex, drugs, rock n roll, wanderlust and ennui. Their poor children were merely born into this corrupted world.

browserbutton - 07 May 2022 13:22:26 (#19 of 132)

And don't forget their big houses, and voting for Maggie ;-)

RosyLovelady - 07 May 2022 13:31:08 (#20 of 132)

< I really, really, hate such generational generalisations. >

All of them?

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