Monday, December 25, 2017

So ... What's With The Millennials? (Part 4)


The Snowflake Generation
Independent Man
Published on Dec 10, 2017

The Snowflake Workforce

Published on Nov 12, 2017

A Millennial Job Interview

Published on Oct 24, 2017

Dear College Snowflakes, No One Takes You Seriously | Lafayette Response
Roaming Millennial
Published on Oct 17, 2017

(2017 - 2018) End Times -- A Generation of Snowflakes

Published on Aug 16, 2017

Dave Collum - The Snowflake Generation

Lance Roberts
Published on Apr 23, 2017

Stupidity Explored, Volume 3: The Snowflake Generation...

Kerry McCarpet
Published on Feb 1, 2017

Are schools producing Generation Snowflake?

Published on Dec 16, 2016

Early Education and the Snowflake Generation (Joanna Williams Part 1)
The Rubin Report
Published on Nov 30, 2016

Daily Politics - Generation Snowflakes

SCD Observer
Published on Jun 10, 2016
What is a Snowflake?
A term used to describe extremist liberals that get offended by every statement and/or belief that doesn't exactly match their own. These individuals think they are just as "unique" as snowflakes, when really their feelings are just as fragile.
"Congratulations! Its a boy!"
"Did you just assume that babies gender?"
"Someone get the snowflake out of here, please".
by Anna_Rutherford April 28, 2017
An extremely fragile individual -often, but not always associated with millennial's. Someone who has never faced any real adversity in life and therefore is easily traumatized by anything out of the ordinary or anything contradictory to their narrow views. They've been shielded from views and perspective that persuade right of center and have been immersed in liberal propaganda in the schools and from the media. They think they are very intelligent and gifted -because their mothers, teachers and left-leaning individuals have told them so their whole lives.
All the snowflakes were curled-up in a ball on the floor, crying, when they learned Trump had won the election.
by Tranquility Base April 19, 2017

Stupid Butt-Hurt Millennials

Paul Joseph Watson
Published on Jun 29, 2016

CEO creates ‘snowflake test’ for job applicants
Fox Business
Published on Mar 15, 2017
When you think about it, the 'Snowflake Test' for millennial employees creates a win-win situation
Kyle Reyes gets to employ what he feels is ‘the cream of the crop’; meanwhile, bright youthful liberals who fail the test can celebrate the fact they aren’t trapped in his office, jamming their heads hard in the microwave each time their new boss treats them to a slice of home truths
Grace Dent @gracedent
Monday 25 September 2017
Kyle Reyes’s “Snowflake Test”, designed to weed out “entitled” job applicants, has left many onlookers wildly furious at the Connecticut businessman’s jock-like swagger – but many others jubilant. Reyes’s questions, such as asking when you last cried and why, what your thoughts are on guns, privilege and the police, are (in his words) “a curveball”. There are no wrong answers, he says.
Still, I don’t think I’d recommend admitting your last hot tears were “20 minutes ago, in a fit of solace remembering that Sandy Hook made no impact on gun prohibition and I’ve just ran out of vegan seitan.” If I was a young American marketing graduate hoping for a job, I’d go with: “I cried last Thanksgiving thinking about all my freedom.” Short, succinct, moving. A pack of lies, yes, but Reyes says he’s a big fan of “hustle”.
Reyes chides that the only real “safe spaces” in this world are in your parents’ basement. He wants people in his firm who fit in with his ethos. Of course, by weeding out all the snowflakes, Reyes is merely creating a professional safe space for himself as a boss where his views are left conveniently unchallenged.
None of this intergenerational mudslinging is simple. But what is certain is that labelling members of the younger generations “snowflakes” – more fragile, more brattish and less industrious than their ancestors – is highly incendiary.
Nevertheless, there have – it is sometimes hard for us non-millennials to remember – always, always been snowflakes. We simply didn’t have the word to describe them. In the Nineties, media internships were full of weeping, workshy Fenellas who rolled their eyes if they weren’t writing headlines within two weeks of leaving uni, but couldn’t be trusted to feed a fax machine.
Millennials are struggling at work because their parents ‘gave them medals for coming last’ says Simon Sinek
The more I think about snowflakes in the workplace, the clearer it becomes that for most of us, our youth is defined by a grotesque lack of self-awareness. I remember clearly, aged 27, at my most snowish and flakey, vocalising loudly to colleagues how this was the hardest life period I’d ever worked through – blind to the fact the 40-somethings were shouldering six times the professional responsibilities as well as dying parents, bitter divorces and other drab drudgeries of post-youth life.
More crucially, young people have always erred on the side of rampantly idealistic, and have always been offended – nay, disgusted – by the generations who came before them. The all-encompassing term for this state, “snowflake”, has become deeply antagonistic and imbued with angry politics.
So, while I believe Reyes – a 30-something, oddly personable marketer – does genuinely feel strongly about the calibre of his future employees, I also think he knew that designing a “Snowflake Test” would be some of his own brand’s most valuable self-marketing to date.
I say Reyes is oddly personable because, gosh, this would be simpler if he was a Boss Hogg character running a used car empire in Alabama, clad in a Confederate flag waistcoat. He isn’t. He’s a chipper, engaging, quite rational-seeming public speaker.
And then there are his views on “hustling”, much repeated on his YouTube channel and Fox News interviews, which I would have to say I agree with. Reyes feels that one’s career trajectory is linked largely to one’s ability to “hustle” – I take that to mean faking it until you make it: chit-chatting and charming, sacrificing, schmoozing, taking sideways steps to gain experience and build contacts, plus an indomitable spirit to win out.
Reyes believes this is a crucial part of success, regardless of one’s background. If one’s gut reaction to this idea is to yell, “Well you would say that, you privileged twonk! How hard did Reyes hustle compared to a brown-skinned kid with the surname Azikewe?” – well, this is possibly what Reyes was “snowflake testing” for. A hustler would grin, nod and convince Reyes they totally agreed with him, while secretly believing he was a prat.
Perhaps one of the greatest things about Reyes’ Snowflake Test, and any future uptake of this technique by corporate firms, is that it saves all parties from each other. Reyes gets to employ what he feels is “the cream of the crop”; meanwhile, bright youthful liberals who fail the “Redneck Douchebag” test can celebrate the fact they aren’t trapped in his office, jamming their heads hard in the microwave each time their new boss treats them to a slice of home truths.
I hope I live long enough to experience ageing, harassed millennials fighting in the workplace with the next generations of snowflakes, or whatever we call them in 20 years’ time. Because one thing is for certain: the office won’t be getting any less frosty.
How snowflake millennials are infuriating senior colleagues with workplace antics and why they really do need to know their place
Daily Mail 
By: William Hanson
13 May, 2017
Etiquette expert William Hanson discusses millennial behaviour
The millennial generation are not to blame for their entitled and self-aggrandising behaviour - that's the fault of their parents and upbringing.
What the millennials can do, however, is to adapt their behaviour and modify their instincts to get on and progress in the workplace.
So, Generation Y, I present you with some immediate suggestions and improvements you can make, starting today.
Know your place!
You may have been captain of the rugby team at school, a pretty big deal with your university's social committee; your parents may be oozing with pride for you, but, millennials, when you join a firm in a graduate position you are bottom of the pile.
Get used to it or get out
You'll rise through the ranks in due course, but do not enter the work environment thinking or behaving like you are still a BNOC. You need to start over and prove yourself from scratch.
Sorry, it's not all about you.
The millennial generation have grown up with technology at their fingertips and are skilfully adept at holding conversations via Whatsapp, iMessage and email.
When it comes to interfacing with human beings in the flesh, where communiques from one's lips cannot be edited before emitting, they struggle.
To truly excel above the (hopefully) friendly competition of your peers know when to turn off the buzzing mobile and step away from the slavish keyboard.
Want to make your clients feel special and wanted? Ring them to arrange your next meeting, send a hand-written thank you note after you attend one of their events, and don't look at your phone once when you get together.
Even if they pop out quickly, when they return they should see you looking at your written notes that relate to their business and still mentally tuned to the meeting, not scrolling through emails.
Shake it off
How many of the top tier of business men and women - even your own firm's CEO - swan in to the first meeting of the day with their takeaway designer coffee or healthy green shake they've just picked up to power-up their morning? None.
These props add no cachet and mean nothing to non-millennials - they just think you're a fairly tedious poseur.
Stop messing about!
Fancy pranking your colleague and filming it for your Instagram or Snapchat story?
Sounds fun, right? Yes, it does. If only someone was paying you to do that. Thing is, there aren't. They are paying you to work.
Do not succumb to using the workplace to fuel the amusement of your social media followers with unprofessional antics.
Crossing the line
Office 'banter' is not a human right.
One employer recently shared with me the tale that one of their graduate intake had given some feedback during their end of year appraisal that they'd like to improve the office banter. The employer admitted that this person's card was then marked.
Camaraderie in an office is healthy - it helps bond a team - but this is not an extended stag do, or a night out with 'the girls'. Keep the banter dial turned down to low. Or to off: off is an option, too.
FaceTiming a colleague or client might not be the best idea. 
Deadlines: mother's not here to help now
As obvious as this sounds, millennial minions, if your line manager gives you a task to complete by a certain date you must complete it by that date.
This isn't school where you can go running to a parent to write in to explain how much stress you are under to buy you some more time. This is grown-up life now.
Grow up and apply yourself.
Open office - open ears
Millennials sometimes struggle with adapting the conversations they may have had with friends in a crowded bar or coffee shop to conversing with colleagues.
Most offices now are open-plan and although their eyes may be focused on their screens their ears are still open and roaming.
Avoid asking someone across the desk how to spell 'jihad' or 'chloroform' and keep anything non-work related quiet (or preferably silent) until your designated breaks.
Can you add the boss on Facebook?
In time, you may become friendly with your boss. But that does not mean to say you are friends.
It is up to the boss to add you on Facebook, not the other way round.
Twitter is for everyone, so that's fine to add superiors on there (but don't cry yourself to sleep if they don't follow you back).
Instagram should only be for close friends (which can include colleagues who you see frequently outside of work). If your line manager or big boss have private accounts then it probably means that they don't want their staff prying on their lives. Again, let them add you.
Charity mugging
Millennials are certainly the most active of the generations, always trying to appear to be over achieving and having that perfect work-life balance.
The internal email system, however, is not for you to solicit donations for your latest 10k or tough mudder.
Half the people on the email don't know you and on pain of death do not email clients about your latest venture.
Beware - you could alienate rather than impress.
Entitled fridges
I'm never really been a fan of the concept of shared office fridges:
they lead to too much agro. Fine for the office milk supply but when you get every worker wanting to store their salads and yogurts trouble is always close at hand.
Of course things are going to go missing - people are awful! People will take things.
Studies have shown that fridge thievery has risen of late, perhaps due to the entitled generations thinking that they can just walk up to a fridge, as they may have done at home as children, and help themselves to whatever treats lie within.
Generation Snowflake memes
Bruce Everiss
29 June 2016
Our society can be broken down into Social Generations, people with a common place in history, a shared life experience, with attitudes and behaviour shaped by the forces in their world. These generations are given names. Here are the ones mostly still alive today:
The Silent Generation, born approximately 1925 until 1942. Fought in WW2, Korea, Vietnam. Used to being bombed, killing and seeing many friends killed. Grew up in very hard economic times. Tough and worldly wise it was their bitter experiences and hard fought freedoms that shaped the modern world. We owe them everything.
The Baby Boomers, born approximately  1946 until 1964. The products of the post WW2 population explosion. The last generation to experience any genuine hardship and austerity. The best educated generation in history. These people grafted hard and created our modern society, putting in far more than they can ever take out.
Generation X, born approximately 1960s until the early 1980s. A much smaller generation brought up in a socially fragmented world of divorce, recreational drugs, latch key childhoods and MTV as their main cultural influence. Self involved, reluctant to grow up, cynical. Creators of our online world.
And now we have Generation Snowflake (also known as Millennials) born early 1980s until around 2000 who have the following characteristics:
  • Most of their relationships are online so they have great difficulty relating to real people in the real world.
  • Zero experience of genuine hardship or austerity. Privation to them is having to use Android instead of iPhone.
  • Incredible emotional immaturity. They seem to be stuck into behaving permanently like spoilt 12 year olds.
  • Little or no respect for, or understanding of, other people.
  • Being brought up in the sure knowledge that tantrums work. Their emotional reaction to being told “no” is to misbehave till they get their own way. All through life their parents and “educators” have caved in.
  • Entitlement. They believe that the world owes them, without them making any contribution.
  • Utterly self centred. This is the Me, Me, Me generation. Narcissistic.
  • Badly educated. Progressive education, dumbing down and liberal attitudes mean that degrees are the new A levels, at best. And education systems now tell them what to think instead of how to think, so PhD graduates are incapable of the key academic skill of critical thinking. Also there is a proliferation of “liberal arts” degrees which are pretty much hobby subjects, with no relevance to real jobs in the real world. In fact they can make the student unemployable by filling their brains with all the wrong attitudes.
  • Very confused sexuality. Their sex education has been online pornography which seems to have caused a lot of emotional harm.
  • Embracing the dogma of leftism, totally ignoring all the empirical evidence that this can never work and always causes real harm. They describe all non lefties as “extreme right wing” in a constant demonstration of utter political incomprehension.
  • Lack of tolerance for views other than their own often misguided doctrine. They are easily brainwashed, so they usually are. Then they seek to censor those who are not likewise brainwashed.
  • Lack of respect for the basic human rights of others, such as free speech. This is incredibly dangerous and ignorant. Orwellian.
  • Taking offence at all ideas, attitudes and thoughts other than their own misguided narrow world view. This shows how intellectually crippled they are.
  • Brought up to never be allowed to fail, no matter how badly they have done. Everyone now gets lots of worthless GCSEs and A levels, for instance. Their self esteem is constantly, falsely massaged. They are overprotected. This makes them fragile, self centred and filled with entitlement.
  • Safe spaces. They demand to be detached from criticism and reality. They are not emotionally or intellectually equipped to face the world.
  • Victimhood. The most coddled and spoiled generation in all history always think that they are badly done by. They blame everybody except for themselves. They take no responsibilty for themselves or the consequences of their actions.
  • Virtue Gesturing. Some token sign or social media comment to show their commitment to the latest political correctness fad. Such as wearing a safety pin. They never actually try to help anyone who genuinely needs help.
  • Cognitive dissonance, confirmation bias and Dunning Kruger are their main intellectual tools.
  • Emotional fragility. A loud noise would make them poo their pants. They cry when they don’t get their own way.
  • Extreme political correctness. This reveals their lack of education, as explained here (click to open article).
  • Giving huge support to issues that they don’t understand and haven’t bothered to learn the facts about. Anti fracking, anti wealth creators, anti British, anti white, anti male, anti heterosexual. Complete absence of critical thinking.
  • Never having to do what they are told. Bad parenting and bad education mean the first time they have to be obedient is when they get a job. No wonder there is so much youth unemployment.
  • Amazing ignorant hypocrisy. They expect to bask in the fruits of capitalism whilst denouncing it continuously.
  • They are the products of and the consequence of the immense malign power of Common Purpose in our institutions and of the malevolent, pernicious and all pervading social conditioning of the BBC. But they do not realise this.

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