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Millennials Offended by Suggestion
They Work Weekends

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Posted By: Imright, 1/21/2020 10:21:07 PM

Individual tweets rarely deserve article-length analyses. In our social media–addled age, blithely drafted tweets too often lead to unforgiving shaming campaigns, which result, not infrequently, in ruined careers. But, once in a while, a 280-character-or-fewer remark actually accomplishes the Pollyannaish wishes of Silicon Valley techies: it provokes thought, sparks debate, inspires afflatus, and makes us consider the important things in life. A tweet from a cryptocurrency enthusiast named Ryan Selkis was roundly reviled by critics who are almost certainly leftists by persuasion. "If you don't work nights and weekends in your 20s, you're not going to have a successful career.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby 1/21/2020 10:49:30 PM (No. 294679)
That’s because they don’t!!! Want the rest of the hard working folks to give them free stuff
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Reply 2 - Posted by: daisey 1/21/2020 10:52:28 PM (No. 294683)
Then they’d better not go into nursing. That they are offended offends me. Get over your fine selves.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: GW_Rider 1/21/2020 11:01:04 PM (No. 294691)
Also Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: columba 1/21/2020 11:18:04 PM (No. 294698)
During Grad School I worked Saturdays and Sundays at a job some people did not want. After my MS degree I found another job (within 5 hours of leaving the campus) in the same field for more than double the salary.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: NYbob 1/22/2020 12:40:43 AM (No. 294738)
Nice job parents. Plus they are way too old to be acting like babies, but life is waiting to teach them lessons the rest of their lives.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Catherine 1/22/2020 2:15:47 AM (No. 294769)
These poor kids are so unprepared for real life. I imagine psychiatrists will make a killing over the next 20 years trying to teach them there are no participation trophies in real life.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: HoneymoonGal 1/22/2020 7:11:45 AM (No. 294829)
While many of that generation are entitled brats, not all of them are. My son (29 years old) works nights, weekends, holidays, and is on call a lot. He worked at a nursing home while in high school, worked his way through college, then volunteered at a local free clinic through medical school. He's now chief radiology resident at a University hospital. I never spoiled him and he saw me work hard all his life. While I don't take credit for his success, I do take credit for instilling in him the value of hard work and treating others the way we would like to be treated. I think a lot of parents don't spend much time teaching their kids any values and it shows.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: F15 Gork 1/22/2020 7:55:29 AM (No. 294871)
We never ever should have ended the draft....
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/22/2020 8:47:42 AM (No. 294931)
Investing in your future used to be the norm. And they wonder why the Chinese and Indians are being imported to take their jobs.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Frenesi1 1/22/2020 9:03:54 AM (No. 294954)
Good article until I got to the end. China has nothing on us.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 1/22/2020 10:35:21 AM (No. 295088)
Too much soy milk and soccer.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: NYbob 1/22/2020 3:19:53 PM (No. 295443)
My wife saw a T shirt she loved at a local Tractor Supply store, 'Don't let your Cowboys grow up to be Babies.'
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 1/22/2020 7:04:24 PM (No. 295595)
In 1975 I quit my music scholarship program. I could not take the pretentious self involved movement I was part of. I quit a couple of weeks too late and ended up with all F's on my record. Oh well...now what? I took a job at an Italian supper club and worked 50 hours a week. Then as I advanced in Management and ran the kitchen I worked 80 hours per week and did this into management. We worked weekends. I remember taking an hour nap between opening at 7:00AM for prep cooking and 4:00PM opening...on the bar stools! We worked until 1:00AM! Then ran out and drank for an hour and started the whole thing again the next day!!! It was a blast and I loved it! We all did! Huge challenge both physically and mentally but we were in our 20's! I wish for the brain and body that I had then! Now I'm retired at age 66 and my body and mind are failing me! But I have the memories of working my tail off!
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