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    The "I have a five or six digit college loan for my liberal arts degree and no one is offering me a corner office with a six figure salary for an entry level position". has spoken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urufu_Shinjiro View Post
    Or perhaps it's the fact the Boomers destroyed the American Dream, brought upward mobility to it's lowest point in our countries history, then says it's the millennial's fault. Just a thought...
    Sounds like the answer a Millennial would give...

    "It's not our fault. It's our parent's fault!"

    I guess by giving Millennials everything, not making them work for anything, and giving them participation trophies for just showing up, in a certain sense, it kind of is the fault of us boomers.
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    Maybe it is just the fact that they don't socialize.

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    It is my contention that kids today have to attend college to achieve the same level of education and real world knowledge that they used to get after 12 years of schooling. I also have issue with their assertion of earning potential of kids with degrees versus those without. There are a lot of millionaires walking around who do not hold degrees. It is that thinking that has bloated the rolls at the universities, increased the level of borrowing to attend and has boosted tuition and salaries there as a result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhite View Post
    So, fifty-five percent of high schooler's go to college. What percentage beyond that applied and didn't get in? With the idea that EVERYONE has to go to college or STARVE not getting accepted somewhere could lead to depression.

    What percentage of that fifty-five percent actually make it to a degree especially a degree in something worthwhile? Having your hand held by educators every step of the way to get you out of high school successfully then going to college and failing because there was on one THERE to hold you hand could lead to depression also.

    When I was sixteen I got my first job washing dishes in a nice restaurant. Helped cook sometimes, ran the slicer, mixer, lots of things. Now days you aren't working in restaurants if you're under eighteen. You're not working in a LOT of places if you're under eighteen because federal labor rules and laws say it's too dangerous for anyone under eighteen. Working earlier gets you REAL WORLD job experience before you're just cast out into the world believing what you were taught in high school. Lots of kids in rural areas that used to work summer jobs on farms don't anymore because of federal labor rules and laws. So, these kids sit around on the phone and in front of their computer all day during school breaks as there isn't much to do in small rural communities if you cannot work.

    There are some smart, responsible millennials out there but they are a minority. My niece, nephew, and my son are three good ones. All three were raised by people with a STRONG work ethic and were taught that "if you want it it's up to you to go get it". Most of their friends are the same way, like attracts like.

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    Well, ya know, I never got a participation trophy in a job interview. I either got the job or I didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kschilk View Post
    My granddaughter just turned 16, she's finishing high school online so she can work two full time jobs in health care......I couldn't be more proud.
    Oh, come on, sure you could be more proud. What if she had a THIRD full time job?

    Seriously, this is something to be proud of (and something that is unusual). I have students who have one job, no kids, and have all kinds of excuses as to why their work isn't done. I've always worked full time while going to college (even as a teenager) and not all that long ago had two full time jobs, a part time job, and a full time (online) student. My parents didn't know, so they never expressed any pride, but I sure know what you are talking about. I don't have much sympathy for a student who can't get their work turned in.
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    My kids never got participation trophies, but they did earn some, and they are all doing well in life and seem to be happy with where they are in life.

    It still comes down most of the time to a kids raising, and no, I wasn't a good example, but the kids' mother was, and she did a great job.

    I am more disappointed about the way the TTU students reacted last night after the win in the Final Four against Mich. State. Broadway in Lubbock looked more like downtown Philly after a Superbowl win. I wish those kids were better than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urufu_Shinjiro View Post
    Or perhaps it's the fact the Boomers destroyed the American Dream, brought upward mobility to it's lowest point in our countries history, then says it's the millennial's fault. Just a thought...
    Please provide some facts to prove your claim. Was your statement 'Just a thought' or just thoughtless???

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    HS Teacher here.....OH MY DEARGOD!!! So lazy....all I do now is try to motivate.
    True story this week. Student asks me, "what time is it?" I point to face clock on wall and she responds....."That's too much work to use that clock".
    My jaw dropped . I shut it to keep myself from saying something that would get me fired.
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