posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 04:54 PM
Okay, I'm 50, so let me respond.
I worked since 1978. At that time I was 16 years old. I worked at a bar, cleaning glasses. yes, that was not legal, but I needed the money to pay for
my car insurance, since my dad was retired, on fixed income, and there was no way he could afford it.
In 1982, I started a career with Rockwell after getting my associates degree, and working as a DJ to pay those expenses. I was then hired in 1984 at
an airline. I stayed there in technology for 18 years.
I decided to try my hand at "the internet" and have spent the last many years trying to stay afloat.
I have children, who work, but as I watch the rest of this generation, I'm baffled.
During a seminar that I once attended, which was on the Millenium Generation, the speaker asked the crowd, "At what point do you expect to be
promoted to a supervisor after you start as a regular employee".
All of us said, 5 years.
She then went on to explain that this generation, expects to be promoted every 6 months.
I sat there with my mouth open.
How, could anyone, garner enough experience and knowledge to be trusted to supervise employees after such a short time?
She then went on to explain that we would have to create "little steps" of promotion, with tiny little raises, so that this generation felt that
they were moving up, and they would stay.
My FIRST instinct was to say "then find reasonable employees".
This generation has no idea what it takes to get promoted.
Now, as for paying for our health care, let me explain a few things. I have paid, handsomely, into Social Security. I am NOT responsible for what was
done with it. BUT, those of us that contributed, deserve what we put in.