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'Gen Y Guy' Q&A: Inside the Millennial Mind
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Re: Hard work and going beyond
  • 10/29/2013 2:00:20 PM
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Michael I agree I think young people out of college should get career training in their closing semester. Skills that help them to succeed in the day to day workforce. Many kids don't have the benefit of a parent with the professional experience to help them and they make sometimes career limiting mistakes based on inexperience. A managing your career class would help employees and employers ease the transition from college life to real life.

Re: Hard work and going beyond
  • 10/25/2013 3:26:40 PM
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Dorsey mentioned that, Maryam, in our conversation. He said there are plenty of millennials who are entitled, coddled, and whose mothers intervene whenever there's a problem at work. But they're not the majority, and they're not the rule, either. 

I think what emerges from these discussions is a need to communicate clearly and to maintain consistent expectations. Those should apply to any and every employee/employer relationship!

Re: Screeech!
  • 10/25/2013 3:24:44 PM
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What kind of work do you do, Jeff? Are you writing more in-depth reports based on the CRM data?

Hard work and going beyond
  • 10/24/2013 12:33:27 PM
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I do agree with much of what is described here, but I still se entitled millennial who feel that hard work is not the path to success. There is still reluctance from some to go outside the box and over deliver. That is still a difference with my generation and the millennial.

 

Re: Screeech!
  • 10/23/2013 4:35:55 PM
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I agree...these "consumer devices" are very important to productivity nowadays.

Re: Screeech!
  • 10/23/2013 3:12:20 PM
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So my old mentor is 78 years old now.  His son is an Apple guy and I believe he has purchased an iPad for his father.  

 

Also, Some programmer, either for the end business or the softwar provider, decided which fields and stats would be on that report.  I don't see that changing anytime soon, else I'm out of work.

Re: Screeech!
  • 10/23/2013 11:33:03 AM
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So what did your mentor use, Jeff?

Also, doesn't the software generate reports automatically nowadays?

Re: Screeech!
  • 10/23/2013 11:31:50 AM
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You're way ahead of me, Urbie4! I don't use Snapchat, WhatsApp, or even FourSquare. Who has patience for it?

I know I sound pretty cranky, but I'm comfortable occupying the less-digital end of the Gen X spectrum.

Re: Screeech!
  • 10/23/2013 10:30:28 AM
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An old mentor of mine refused to get a PC because it was not a consumer device.  I believe tablets and phones are not 'small PC's with a touch screen' but they are consumer devices.  Limited/streamlines capabilities focused on ease of use, but with a microprosser/computer like back end.

 

So yeah these kids are great finding that phone setting to silence the email notifiations on your phone.  That doesn't mean they can write a CRM report. 

Re: Screeech!
  • 10/23/2013 9:18:30 AM
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Ha -- sorry, Michael; Jason was the "kid" in question, not you!  :-)

But just to speak to his point, us Boomers are perfectly capable of keeping up with the consumer electronics (if not the slang)... Hey, I've got Snapchat and everything.  (OK, when I installed it, exactly ONE of my contacts has it, so it's not terribly useful -- but I'm on, at least!).

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