Kids now days don’t know how to mop, millennials in the workplace


Millennials in the Workforce

"The kids now days are different than when I was a kid." I hear this all the time...but this same phenomenon has been going on for a long time. I can imagine a time when the new-fangled telegraph came to town and the younger folks wanted to send a quick note to some friend or relative in another state...the older generation of the time would have remarked about how those younger folks have lost the ability to communicate with a real handwritten letter. Don't get me started about how older folks still get mad at younger folks for not counting back change. I personally don't think it's that important to count back change anymore...but there are a lot of older folks out there that think it is a sign of disrespect to unceremoniously hand back someones change.


Millennials vs Baby Boomers 

To me, some of the stuff we used to do just isn't as important anymore, like I don't have a big production at the end of each month to balance my checkbook like I once did...things change. I think that if you want to teach the younger folks some skill that we older folks think is still important...then we need to help teach the why's of learning these old fashion skills...if we can't-do that...then maybe its time to move on and jump on the new train.

Older Generation vs Younger Generation.
Go Mop the back room...


Classroom Quote:
There can be no nostalgia without change. 
*I don't know who said this but I've been using this quote for years to explain the changes that came about since we changed the constitution to legalize gambling here in Colorado. I'm always having to talk to folks about how our two small towns have changed since 1991. 

I found this section in the Linkedin Daily Roundup to be particularly funny.
Millennials don’t know how to mop — and it’s throwing retailers for a loop. While the US has 4.8 million 26-year-olds (the country’s biggest age group), many of them don’t have the same household skills as older generations, writes The Wall Street Journal. Millennials don’t even clean the same way as their forebears. Now, as 26-year-olds make up 42% of home buyers (and 71% of first-time home buyers), companies like Home Depot, Procter & Gamble and Sherwin-Williams have had to start from scratch to build more relevant products — including tutorial courses on topics like using a tape measure — and develop new marketing strategies as millennials enter their peak spending years. • Share your thoughts: #26Millennial
Other thoughts on change...past and future:
Fire
Taking care of horses
Personal Mirrors
Chips in the head
VR for Travel

39 comments:

  1. We hardly ever talk on the phone anymore it's all texting.

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  2. I miss saturday morning cartoons like sonic and GiJoe.

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  3. I noticed that many of the popular cartoons as a kid are gone. Spongebob, for example, is a show that is not popular and is hard to find on TV but when I was a kid it was the most popular show. Even in a ten year span something can change so fast and others will rise.

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  4. They dont have the vhs players anymore.

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  5. Most people don't go outside anymore

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  6. When I was a kid no one had phones unless they had a lot of money or worked in a business. Now everyone has a phone even elementary school kids. It's definitely not a bad thing as the world is more connected and safer this way, but some kids can become addicted to these devices as well.

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  7. I remember having to rewind the vhs tapes to watch a movie.

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  8. What has changed since i was younger is the jetsons.

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  9. Heritage square is a little fun town that has roller coasters but heritage square cant keep up with buisness with 6 flags getting more people.

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  10. When I was little, iPhones didn't exist.

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  11. The one thing that has changes since I was young is the Boomerang Network that had the Jestons and the Flintstones.

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  12. I used to have one of those massive dvr players.

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  13. One thing in my childhood was flip phones but know we have smart phones.

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  14. When I was little I used to eat yogos.

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  15. I don't see pink panther or woody woodpecker any more.

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  16. the one thing i though was the nintendo gamecube. there are technically extinct by now. i loved it but now i have a switch

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    1. I absolutely loved the gamecube when I was a kid

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  17. when I was a kid there was ugly mustangs and other cars now they are becoming self driving.

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  18. When I was a kid I played skylanders with my friends then they change the prices and made it worse.

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  19. When I was younger all the movies and shows we watched were on dvds.

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  20. when i was a kid i played with my dad and catch snakes and turtle in north carolina.

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  21. when I was a kid there were old movies that were on dvd's but now you can watch them on netflix and on the tv and you can go out and rent a movie.

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  22. when I was a kid I lived in omaha and now I barley see my family and I miss that

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  23. When I young, every house had a telephone

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  24. The biggest thing that had changed is definitely social media and pones

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  25. When I was a kid movies where on vhs cassette tape (I think that s what they were called.)

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  26. when i was a kid i used to watch tv now i use my phone more than tv

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  27. when I was young, every house had a telephone

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  28. When I was a kid,we used to play outside till its dark now it's stay inside and play video games.

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  29. I think it should be like the olds alittle bit, we should us less computers and us more letters.

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  30. when I was young,I used to watch VHS/Movies tapes before TV was made.

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  31. When I was a kid we had land lines with answering machines in every house.

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  32. They used to have house phones, now we just use cell phone's.

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