- Joined Apr 2, 2020
I think youth of today have a lot of skills - just different. For example, we think woodworking and metal working are very different skill sets and young engineer I know views the various typos of rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing) as vastly different on the same scale as wood working and metalworking.I guess I'm kind of a late Boomer.
Regarding "quiet quitting"...
Before I started my own business, I always did work above my pay grade, and it paid off very well.
First... the only jobs I was ever laid off from were union jobs where you did "your" job and got "your" pay scale.
All the other jobs I did I worked very hard to be a valuable employee and was never laid off from those jobs.
Also those skills came in handy when it came time to go out on my own and had the advantage of taking some customers from my last job, because they knew who was getting the work done there.
I was going to make this post about the number of skills that I acquired in my youth compared to the youth today but decided that would look too much like bragging.
I'm simply a believer that the current and next generations will be as successful and resourceful as past generations - no matter how many people speak poorly of them.Information and skills are two different things.
Do you think you could walk the high wire after watching some YT videos?
Applying for that welding position at the Navy yard:
Employer: "What are your qualifications?"
Resourceful Gen-Zer: "I watch a lot of YT videos"
Resourceful Gen-Zer: >frowns<
Employer: "Oh, you were serious"
And I never "experimented" my way to having skill, I always had a good teacher and plenty of information. (I would replace experimented with practice) Not to say I didn't do plenty of experimentation over the years.
I also don't "oversell" my skills, but I am proud of them and how I got them.
But don't get me wrong...there are smart, motivated and resourceful people in all generations, and I think the actual issue is the changing attitudes that occur over the years, at no fault of the any given generation.
And those attitudes change for various reasons.
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