better to quit or be fired? Aug 4, 2009 18:47:54 GMT
Post by clausdk on Aug 4, 2009 18:47:54 GMT
Aug 4, 2009 3:34:27 GMT @sandyk said:MERTON
If you read the generation thing again, you will see there is an overlap between 21 and 30 year olds. Not all your generation are "stupid or self centred", some obviously are just generation Y. But obviously there are quite a few of your generation
who think the world owes them, and aren't prepared to work hard and wait for their rewards like previous generations had to.
Alex you are so very wrong on this.
All this wanting what you could not afford started in the late 60s early 70s, at least in Denmark, can not really say how things is in the rest of the world..
But in that timeperiode the building of "familyhouses" went through the roof, our leaders took so many loans, that our poor country was really pressed economicly, just look what happend in the 80s a lot of people was forced out of their homes and buissiness was not doing well (to put it mildly), today (thanks to the x and s gen.) our country has paid what they owe and things was looking brigth..
What happens now ? well all of the silents and babyboomers took out new loans in their homes confident that prices was going to rise forever or at least until they were not here anymore, many of them took worldtrips, building kitchens and toilets that normal people only dream of and so on.
Then we have the crisis and who are the first to go out and complain ? the same lot that started our downfall in the late 70s early 80s.
I myself is an x generation and I am so sick and tired of being told I have had an easy and comfortable worklife, when my parents were young the companies was almost standing in line to employ them, me I had to find an apprenticeship at a time when there was close to 10 % unemployment, really fcking hard to do, but most of us did anyway, but we have never and will probally never get the security and help from our leaders that our parents had, we are the lost generation, remember?
So blaming those generations are not just out of line but downright wrong.
I do not feel that the world owes my anything, but it is very natural that children want about the same livingstandard, as their parents had/has.
Just my 2 cents