Most of you always look up to people at your age or older for advice on serious matters. However, at times, it can feel unreal and not helpful. There is an
Ask Reddit thread that got people to share some stupidest complaints and “problems” that millennials shared with them.
So, Hiptoro picked out a few complaints that made people say, “you can’t be serious”. So, scroll down to check out what’s in here.
Somewhat related-my wife went to a generational differences seminar (ain’t that some PC sounding sh*t?) where they discussed basically how to co-exist with your co-workers decades older or younger than you to work effectively. The presenter read an article and it said “the current work force fears the incoming generation will enter the work force feeling entitled, demanding a higher wage, with a work life balance.” The presenter then went on to ask “can anyone guess which generation they were referring to?” Pretty much the entire room said “millennials” with much disdain. The presenter corrected them and said “actually the article I just read was from 1948”. Turns out people will always hate the incoming generation, forever, guaranteed. 2
The one I always found weird was how we are “killing the diamond industry”. And why this is so bad. Are we supposed to feel bad for not supporting one of the most blood-soaked monopolies in the history of the planet, which sells, literally, shiny rocks? 4
I had an older customer at my restaurant tell me that millenials were ruining customer service, because we’re so laid back we don’t complain enough and pretty soon “the customer is always right” won’t mean anything anymore. So, what you’re saying is that entitled baby boomer snowflakes are dying out and being replaced with chill customers? I’m failing to see the problem here, Linda.
That we are horribly disrepectful and paranoid to not force our kids to hug/kiss relatives when they say they don’t want to. I’m not going to feel guilty for respecting my kids bodily autonomy. You’ll get over it. Or you won’t. Either way I don’t care. 6
Millennials feels disrespectful when you won’t let them disrespect you
I was talking to my boss about HQ and the $50,000 prize they were giving out, and he was saying how he’d go on a grand vacation and buy a big shiny car if he won. I told him I’d pay off my school and car loans and start a savings account. He laughed and proceeded to make fun of stupid millennials for not knowing how to handle money… 8
That we don’t buy silver flatware because we’re too lazy to polish it, don’t want to buy the stupid knick-knacks that they/their parents bought, etc. I work in the antiques field so I hear that a lot. They always quote that statistic that we want to spend our money on experiences rather than things and I fail to see how that is a bad thing. 9
The participation trophy is a thing for them. 10
Just can’t keep their hands off from their phone phones
They aren’t very good with job retention. 12
Hate doing dishes 14
My dad in the 90s: “Going to college is one of the most important things you can do. It will open up doors for your future that are otherwise impossible to open.” My dad a few weeks ago: “These f*ckin’ kids think that just because they went to college, they’re worth something and they know something. They don’t know sh*t and they’re no better than anyone else!” MAKE UP YOUR MIND
Stressed to manage education loans 16
Spending on eating avacado toasts, but the expense of college bothers them 17
Not a millennial but Toys R Us / Bain Capital blaming their bankruptcy on millennials not having children is absurd.
Can manage, work, personal life, and fun all together 19
I think the worst one was a post where an older lady was saying that we were so impolite to say “No problem” when someone says thank you. Instead of saying “You’re Welcome”. 20
“Millennials think the world owes them something and are always expecting a handout!” I work in social media for a food company. The only people who message and email us asking for free samples and products are firmly aged 40+.
I am a student dentist. Had a baby boomer patient say that my generation of doctors relied to heavily on technology. This was in response to me looking up their medication on my iPad. 22
I am personally a fan of the complaints about Millennials being too incompetent to get a job, especially when it’s coming from a person who has stubbornly held onto a position well past retirement age with an irrelevant, outdated skill set that would not get them hired if they were searching now. How long am I going to have to contend with superiors who can’t figure out Microsoft Office?
Anything that assumes millennials are still children/young teenagers. 24
They can talk about their struggles, but we’re not allowed to talk about ours
The problem with your generation is… “You kids don’t know how to get in trouble anymore. When I was your age we’d have someone buy us beer and we’d sneak off to the woods or the lake and have a good time. Someone always got caught of course. Then you’d get grounded and have no tv for a week. Kids just don’t do that anymore.” Umm okay but I’m 30. 26
One I heard from a Vietnam Vet was that we ‘never had a mandatory military draft to weed out the weak ones and the whiners’ and that ‘a war would do us millennials all a little good 27
I was walking down the hallway at work and overheard “The thing with Millenials is they come and go whenever they want. How are we supposed to schedule a meeting when they refuse to have set hours?” As a Millenial, I still work 8-5 like everyone else in the office. It was oddly specific, but generally incorrect. Maybe he was talking about an intern that’s still in school? 28
Millennial are somehow both too sensitive and over-exposed to lewd and/or violent movies, shows, video games. 29
A coworker from a different department resigned, and a group of managers was trashing the decision, “that generation has no loyalty, just a bunch of lazy millennials.” I spoke up and said I was part of that generation, I was in fact a bit younger, and that it was kind of dumb to make generalizations based on age alone. One said something about how the former employee had seniority over me, so it was probably a matter of time for me. I pointed out that I had more seniority than the employee AND that manager combined. She didn’t believe me but asked the director later to confirm. She hopped jobs every three years (and actually was working there when I first started and left for eight years), yet blamed age and perceived laziness, and didn’t want to be challenged on her mindset. 30
dealing with trade school mess