In the wake of the Gen Y dismay following the SuperConference discussion of their “issues”, a Millennial named Jackie Sauter at On The Record reacted as one would expect of a member of the Slackoisie.
Exhibit B: N.Y. attorney (and Gen Y-er) Adrian Dayton writes that Scott Greenfield kicked things off with this statement: “Generation Y is entitled, lazy, selfish, tech savvy, and incompetent.”I can remember teaching my children opposites: Over/under. Before/after. Those sorts of things were taught very young, as they were quite fundamental to their understanding of the world around them, and necessary for their future growth. Sauter must have missed that lesson.
I’m not even sure where to start with that one, except to say that if I were a Millennial working for Greenfield, I wouldn’t be for much longer.
Before you can assume to have a say in whether you would continue to work for a Luddite like me, you would have to work for a Luddite like me. It’s a before/after thing. You are not entitled to start with the presumption that are already employed.
You can’t quit a job you don’t have. You can’t exercise your Slackoisie right to demand terms and conditions of employment, or even the attitude of the person signing your check, until there is employment ab initio. It’s all about the sequencing. Horse, then cart. It’s another of those basic rules that aren’t subject to change no matter how many times you stamp your feet.
Within that sequence of events comes the determination of whether you are worthy of the job, capable of performing it adequately and in a way that won’t annoy the crap out of some old guy like me. No matter how good you may be, I don’t need to pay money to someone who annoys me.
This too isn’t your choice, but mine. If I don’t think you can cut it, you don’t get the job. You may think otherwise, but you don’t get a vote. That’s because I have the job to offer. You don’t.
This has been a public service message from Simple Justice for the benefit of all Slackoisie who weren’t paying attention when Mom was teaching before/after.