Friday, July 08, 2005

Boo-fucking-hoo!

Sorry, but I have a hard time believing the sense of entitlement that some of these kiddies seem to have:
Experienced adults, who've worked full time for several years and lived to tell about it, often say that 9-to-5 jobs are rare in today's professional world. But to current and former college students, 40-hour workweeks are just about as bearable as dorm food. After years of dashing from class to lunch to library to gym, sitting in a matchbox cubicle for hours on end can feel more than a little confining.

Sheesh - what the hell did they expect? That they wouldn't have to actually work for a living? I'm a "former college student" too, and I really don't get this particular attitude. Of course, I get to work in a pretty creative environment (scientific research). But exactly what kind of job were they expecting with a degree in business, or "speech communication" or whatever? Didn't they think about what kinds of jobs they would be qualified for after they graduate? Maybe some of them might have contemplated degrees in fisheries or marine biology, if they had really thought about it. Sorry, but there are just very, very few jobs or internships available in "slacking."

Oh, and if they think they have it bad, I recommend they watch "Swimming With Sharks." No, this is not what it is like to be employed as a marine biologist, but instead as a Hollywood production assistant. Talk about your Job From Hell!

3 Comments:

Blogger redterriers said...

my, my. next thing you know you'll be complaining about 'those damn kids...why don't they get a haircut!" whilst whacking them with your cane....

7:10 AM, July 09, 2005  
Blogger Tlazolteotl said...

Ha ha - very nearly! There is this kid (early 20s, I'm guessing) that started working in the lab next door. I think of him as "sasquatch boy" because he has a unibrow and his hair is always a mess. He looks like he just rolled out the the back of his VW van or something. I wonder how he does with the ladies, with that look. ;-)

3:52 PM, July 12, 2005  
Blogger redterriers said...

you gotta remember how "cute" the fellas you dated were when you were that age...as i remember, you kinda liked the scruffy look.....

of course, now it all looks a bit untidy.

3:31 PM, July 16, 2005  

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