Boomer Humour
44456 upvotes
1839 comments
DarwinsMonkeyOne
1 week ago
Boomer Humour
MrGerman1990
6158
1 week ago

1992 is oddly specific

Exp1ode
5007
1 week ago

They're probably born in 1991

GayLadThrowaway
1826
1 week ago

*sweats nervously\*

youremomsoriginal
1148
1 week ago

December 1991, really just sneaked in under the deadline.

demon969
515
1 week ago

Wouldn’t Dec 31 1992 be the deadline?

youremomsoriginal
347
1 week ago

I took after 1992 as meaning after Jan 1, 1992. It’s not very clear from the meme.

This Boomer needs to learn to be more clear!

Ponchodelic
375
1 week ago

I think “after 1992” implies “at no point in 1992, but after

Source: Lazy ‘93 child

ragnarfuzzybreeches
375
1 week ago

Lazy ‘93 child with excellent reading comprehension

FTFY

Ponchodelic
119
1 week ago

I shouldn’t be this excited and flattered about getting a compliment, but I am.

Thanks fellow redditor :’)

Rogue__Jedi
57
1 week ago

NOW GET TO WORK

ragnarfuzzybreeches
46
1 week ago

Any time!

How’s life on the large object being pulled by leaders born before or during 1992?

daabilge
18
1 week ago

There were a ton of issues with how it was implemented, but No Child Left Behind did make schools hammer down on the reading comprehension as a core skill for standardized testing..

Death_To_All_People
2
1 week ago

this absolutely amazes me.

UnhappyPrimary5
3
1 week ago

I'd assume bosses prefer strictly average levels of reading comprehension. People like me who always asks for clarification if something could conceivably mean more than one thing are a pain in the ass to communicate with in writing. If I worked in anything but IT, I'm positive it'd get me fired eventually, but if they fired every nitpicky, autistic nerd in the office, nothing would get done.

RonstoppableRon
26
1 week ago

Instructions unclear. Started age war

Vann_Accessible
3
1 week ago

I need a graph, plz boomer

TheHeavyD21
2
1 week ago

Ok boomer

mshkaaa
2
1 week ago

Technically Dec 31 1992 11:59:59pm

Gankhiskahn
2
1 week ago

Being born December 1992 I hope this is the case I don't want to be fired when my boss sees this and realizes how lazy I am.

eccentricelmo
2
1 week ago

Yes. Luckily I'm within a week of the cutoff

jaspersgroove
2
1 week ago

Typical millennial, always procrastinating

superbreadninja
2
1 week ago

I was born December 1992. I would really like to know. Maybe I’m just not in the picture

micahamey
27
1 week ago

Whatever zoomer, I was born 1991 February. Get your lazy Dec 1991 ass to work.

mia--666
15
1 week ago

Fall 1990 here and y’all missed one hell of a year I tell ya

micahamey
3
1 week ago

Whatever boomer.

mia--666
5
1 week ago

it hurts more than i wish it did

micahamey
3
1 week ago

So does that back, eh? Tell me how applying for Medicaid goes.

mia--666
2
1 week ago

I’m a boomer, I got a pension private health insurance and a boathouse baby lets go

1800dedpool
5
1 week ago

I understood that reference

Froggy_hop
8
1 week ago

Ok humour.

Bluedoodoodoo
4
1 week ago

You were good for another full year! It isn't after 1992 until January 1st, 1993.

RagingRoastbeef
2
1 week ago

I feel attacked.

Novantico
2
1 week ago

December 2, baby!

Knotais_Dice
2
1 week ago

I got in there with a week to spare.

Eth4n
2
1 week ago

Get to pulling!

BONFIYAHgg
2
1 week ago

Thank You for Your Service

dumbledorito
2
1 week ago

Same. Got my parents a nice little tax deduction

kbbqs
2
1 week ago

Same here, close call lol

Frisky_Picker
13
1 week ago

Wouldn't it be born in 1992 since it says born after 1992.

RobinHood21
3
1 week ago

You're assuming the guy who made it gave it that much thought.

TheGameIsAboutGlory1
2
1 week ago

Grammar friend!

happycrabeatsthefish
2
1 week ago

Wouldn't that make them a millennial?

scrabapple
2
1 week ago

Thank god. I knew all my peers growing up that were born a couple months later than me were lazy and useless. /s

BrokenEye3
364
1 week ago

They don't want to admit to being a millennial

twistedlimb
410
1 week ago

one of the most strange arguments i had in my entire life was with someone born in 1990 saying they're not a millenial. because millenials are lazy and entitled and they weren't that. it was fucking surreal.

De5perad0
221
1 week ago

Thats fucked up. I was born in 83 and I am a millennial technically and have no problem with being labeled as such. You know, Its only a negative thing if you allow the boomers and other terrible people to make it a negative thing.

avatinfernus
157
1 week ago

There was a poll that said most people in early 80s consider themselves Gen X even if the définition 1981+ is millenial.

Or this https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xennials

"Xennials are described as having had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood."

bokavitch
101
1 week ago

Yeah this is my experience. No one had a cell phone in high school growing up, let alone a smart phone or social media etc. Kids had pagers if they were rich. We used pay phones if necessary.

Culturally, we grew up with 90s grunge and alternative, hip hop was kind of fringe. We actually went to the store and bought CD’s and weekends meant blockbuster rentals.

The Iraq war and the bush administration dominated how our political views were formed in early adulthood, long before the crash and Obama/Trump and the new culture war.

There are huge differences between the experiences of people who technically qualify as millennials due to being born in the 80s and what most people think of as millennials.

metnavman
68
1 week ago

This guy gets it. Those of us in the 81-84 range are pushing 40. Annoys me the same way OPs comic does. People born in '92 are pushing 30 years old. I'm in the USAF. People in that age bracket ARE the leaders. They're my SSgts and TSgts getting the mission done. People my age are basically out the door or pushing towards SMSgt and CMSgt.

Fiftyfourd
65
1 week ago

Those of us in the 81-84 range are pushing 40.

'84 here. Fuck you for making me think about this on a Friday morning. Now I'm going to get drunk when I get off work in 2 hours. Feel better now?! Do ya?!

Thanks for giving me a reason to day drink though!

metnavman
22
1 week ago

It's awesome, right!? sobs in the corner

yettidiareah
15
1 week ago

I was born in 78' and fit in best with the Xenial description. Turning 35 was actually the one that fucked me up more. The idea that I was closer to 40 than 30 weirded me out. Now I don't care, I'm happy my wife loves me and so do the cats.

Harpalyce
3
1 week ago

Born in '80 and I'm the same Xennial 100% but also identify as millenial. I'd say I'm looking forward to finally being treated as an adult/peer by older generations when I turn 40 next year but we all know that won't happen.

BarryMacochner
5
1 week ago

You still got 5 years of thirty’s left. Stop rushing getting older.

AliBaker84
3
1 week ago

‘84 here also and just realized from this thread I am middle aged. I have a sudden urge to blow my meagre savings on a sports car.

De5perad0
3
1 week ago

Thanks for reminding me. As of Monday I will be closer to 40 than 30. Damnit.

bokavitch
2
1 week ago

Haha, yeah man I’m a USAF vet myself. I did 4 years and got out. Now I’m at that age where I’m like “shit, I would almost be retired if I’d stayed in”.

It’s weird because you don’t really think about it until things like that pop up and then you’re like “Shit, I’m really not young anymore”.

SnoMonkey_Monster
3
1 week ago

Thank you! I technically classify as a millennial but I’ve never felt like one. We didn’t have a cell phone till my dad got one that was so huge he couldn’t even fit it in his pocket. I didn’t have a cell phone till I was a junior in high class, because I was driving. I grew up on MTV, VH1, grunge music, hip hop, and hair metal. I have nothing in common with 90% of millennials. I was in high school in the 90’s. I don’t call myself a millennial.

thekiki
3
1 week ago

I had a Xenga account...

De5perad0
40
1 week ago

Yea I have read that article and I get it. My experience is somewhat different from a "traditional" millennial I have some of Gen X and some of Millennial.

But its all just labels and does not have much importance to me. Like I said I choose to make it a positive thing.

avatinfernus
7
1 week ago

Agreed! Same here.

MonkeyPuzzleFace100
5
1 week ago

'82 checking in. I feel like we got it quite good to be honest, analogue childhood into digital adulthood was cool. Definitely feel split between Gen X and millennials and have friends from both cohorts.

lurking_downvote
3
1 week ago

84 here and I always thought I was genx even before the millennial hate became a thing 10 years ago. TIL about Xennial. I’ll take it.

Paddy_Tanninger
2
1 week ago

I think it depends on how you grew up. If you're the oldest kid and born in 1984 and have younger siblings, you're probably more of a "millennial" than someone who's a youngest child born in 1984. That youngest kid grew up steeped in all the culture and stuff belonging to their oldest sibling.

My sisters were 1974 and 1976, I'm 1984, but I feel much more on the Gen X side of things because of their influence. The TV shows and movies we watched were generally their picks, the music we listened to was theirs, activities we did, all of the catch phrases and slang, the whole package.

And oddly now that I think on it...every single one of my best friends had much older siblings. Maybe we all stuck together so well because we're all from this 'tween' generational period and we all drifted more towards our 1970's siblings?

LayLow111
2
1 week ago

I was born in 1980 was considered a millennial till they changed the damn date a few years ago.

I'm last year of gen x now I feel lost and entitled at same time. Someone help me....

hypersonic_platypus
2
1 week ago

That's me! I'm simultaneously an out-of-touch boomer and an entitled millenial depending on which generation I'm stuck with that day. Millennial problems with Gen X nihilism. Shit's rough, yo.

kusanagisan
2
1 week ago

Best way I've heard it described is that if you remember the fall of the Soviet Union, you're Gen X. If you remember 9/11, you're a millennial.

twistedlimb
55
1 week ago

same year. she is a conservative so i'm sure it all somehow makes sense, but i couldn't understand how someone who worked in the medical field could be that brainwashed. it was unsettling. it was like that scene in schindler's list where the kid is shouting "goodbye jews!".

WhenwasyourlastBM
67
1 week ago

As someone in the medical field, I have found idiots everywhere. There are antivax nurses.

TechnoProdigy
81
1 week ago

There are antivax nurses.

I feel like that should be grounds for being banned from ever working in the medical field.

WhenwasyourlastBM
30
1 week ago

I wholeheartedly concur

Ghrave
17
1 week ago

Can confirm, also work in medical field and people are downright shockingly bigoted and ignorant. Some of the dumbest people I know are nurses.

TechnoProdigy
13
1 week ago

Can also confirm. Worked IT at a hospital, doctors and nurses rolled all their points in healthcare knowledge and 0 in everything else.

almisami
18
1 week ago

It should be, but they have shortages to fill. Too many kids getting preventable dis~ Oh.

theycallmeponcho
4
1 week ago

They're improving the demand of their services.

TheFutureMrs77
4
1 week ago

As a nurse myself, I agree that if you are in the medical field and hold anti-vax views, you should no longer be allowed to work in the medical field. It blows my mind since nursing is an EVIDENCE BASED practice. And don’t even get me started on nurses that are all about essential oils...... 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

luxeshimmer
3
1 week ago

Maybe issa long con. They're trying to ensure they always have a job!

(I'm kidding. They should totally be banned.)

ForecastForFourCats
25
1 week ago

I work in special education and there are people who think Trump is great. Lol as if they didnt cut regulations on special ed funding! NBD I guess

ChefBoyAreWeFucked
5
1 week ago

I work in special education and there are people who think Trump is great. Lol as if they didnt cut regulations on special ed funding! NBD I guess

Don't blame the kids for that. They don't know any better.

Wollff
16
1 week ago

I sometimes get the feeling that in medicine it takes so much time to teach people the relevant knowledge and methods they need to do medical work, that the "how knowledge is made"-aspect tends to fall a little short...

oogmar
4
1 week ago

Also medical school doesn't cover nutrition to any greater depth than your standard human biology 101 course (unless that has changed recently).

It's just frustrating because medical professionals are often just as wrong and biased about dietary stuff as anti-vaxxers are about vaccines.

Wollff
3
1 week ago

On the other hand: There is just so much stuff going on with nutrition. For the medical professional it's just so much more important to know the symptoms of ketoacidosis, compared to an undrestanding of the biochemistry of the process, or how exactly that differs from, let's say, starvation induced ketosis (to pick an example that probably has had many medical professionals pretty confused over the last few years).

I also have to say that this doesn't even bug me very much. I think this mainly becomes a problem when people expect too much from their average, general purpose MD. I think their main strength as a profession is that doctors are not experts in any of those fields, but (should) know enough to know when they don't know, and can refer you to the appropriate specialist who can help you.

If that kind of message is communicated to "doctors to be" in their education is something I don't know though.

oogmar
3
1 week ago

You have a fair assessment, but in modern US "Healthcare" at least you see patients scuttled through on obvious dietary problems by MDs all the time. Keeps their numbers good.

It's just something I wish more people knew. If you think it's IBS, demand the test. If you think it's an allergy, demand the test. Make them note refusing it. If they think your highly abnormal digestive and bleeding issues is a matter of losing 5 pounds and you have a uterus/ovaries demand a blood test for PCOS/cancer.

(My dead friends and family would probably want you to advocate for yourself. Idk. I don't speak for them. Anyway, never trust an MD on nutrition, do on vaccines)

Edit: Never Blindly trust, that is. Most mean well. Get a second opinion if things feel off and an MD suggests Diet and Exercise instead of listening to your actual problem. Particularly POC, particularly women.

Dr_Bukakke
5
1 week ago

It's terrifying how right you are. I look around to other nurses and doctors and I'm baffled at how many are so ignorant of any implications of the years of training and school that we go through. The most common is the devout Christian/religious nurse/doctor. Not saying that all of them are completely ignorant, but when someone is recovering perfectly from a bilateral lung transplant all you hear is thank God. No! Thank the surgical team for their expert performance. Thank the lung donor for releasing their organs after death to help another live. Thank the nursing staff who executed the doctors orders accurate and made astute observations and corrections to keep this individual on the right track. Thank the respiratory therapist for fine tuning the ventilator to keep their lungs ventilated properly. Thank the medical equipment manufacturers and researchers who developed the ECMO machine that allowed that patient to stay alive without lungs. Then after all that, go ahead and thank God for his contribution of... whatever that was.

TheHoadinator
26
1 week ago

Just had this experience at work. Turning in my notice due to her reactions from it. She works in a psychological office, but the office manager doesn't believe in medicine or any research using stats "because I'm smarter than most people and I know stats can be manipulated." She debated this with me, the person who had to take 5 graduate level stats courses for my PhD. When I said she'd have to let us disagree and be okay that I'm sticking with stats and science and she can hold onto her anecdotes, she told me I was being insulting. She then "forgot" to pay me and withheld my check for 3 days. Turning in my notice today.

I could not comprehend what the hell she's doing in a psychological office.

almisami
19
1 week ago

I could not comprehend what the hell she's doing in a psychological office.

She initially walked in as a patient and has been there so long everyone assumes she is staff?

Never__late
4
1 week ago

What about Bob?!

Mundy94
8
1 week ago

So instead of understanding stats so she can tell when they have been misused she defaults to stats are bad. Sounds like someone who realised the difficulty of understanding stats and did not want to crush the idea that she is super smart.

TheHoadinator
3
1 week ago

Hahaha YEA, that's her perspective on everything. She wants to pretend everything is simple. Example? She maintains that she's a white person who has experienced racism at the disability office. The simplest explanation is that racism exists when she applied for disability, but it does not exist in ways that disadvantage black or other non-white people. That's simpler, right?? That's how we began discussing stats. 🤦🏼‍♀️

Yak1730
4
1 week ago

So what about all the people saying boomer is a state of mind

De5perad0
4
1 week ago

Well you can act like a boomer or like a millennial. I can act like a child but that does not make me one. I'll still be a 36 y/o man. I know millennials (23) who act like boomers. Are they now boomers?

borderlineidiot
24
1 week ago

I find it hilarious sometimes. In the last few years (I'm Gen X BTW) working I saw all the resentment about millennials in the workplace. Its was all "they want this and that. They need to grow up that will never happen. This is the real world". All I could think was - hey sounds like a good plan TBH. Fast forward five years companies are bending over backwards to create a working environment that was not as designed in the 1950's and actually recognizing that people could be (largely) trusted to work from home or wherever they want and still get more work done that when sitting in a cubicle.

De5perad0
20
1 week ago

Yea it was funny actually. I was in a meeting at work and the VP and some other guys asked me and a young engineer (23) how to hire millennials. The kid was raised in what I can only surmise was a very strictly religious and conservative household and he is a very quiet passive guy who still lives with his parents so he acts like a boomer. He told them as such.

I said as the most millennial person here you need to use job boards and go to college career fairs. All they do to hire is go to a local career fair and take in person applications. The young engineer only got the job because he knew someone who worked here and got on as an temp first and then they hired him after he graduated.

I SMDH sometimes at this company because they are so conservative and leadership is ~60 years old they are struggling to get with the times and recognize as you said that these modern workplace concepts are actually pretty fucking good ideas. As a result, many young guys leave the company and they struggle to keep them around.

serious_sarcasm
5
1 week ago

Millennials are 30-40 now....

ralamus
8
1 week ago

Pretty sure the oldest millennial is like 35, and most of us are mid to late 20s.

serious_sarcasm
3
1 week ago

eh, pi is 3

captainbling
5
1 week ago

23 is the cusp of the last millennials

serious_sarcasm
2
1 week ago

Considering the exact year is arbitrary....

captainbling
2
1 week ago

So what’s the issue.

fatclownbaby
22
1 week ago

Yea I thought born in 80s-2000ish was millennial.

That said, I was born in 83. I am a supervisor at my job. The old ladies are just as bad as the young chicks about being in their phone. At least the young kids tey and be sneaky and wont do it in front of customers. The older women just dont give a shit.

automatetheuniverse
13
1 week ago

I was born in 79. Every genxer/boomer I have this conversation with tells me with unwavering certainty that I am a genxer. But I maintain I belong to the generation I far more identify with, that being millennial.

sweetalkersweetalker
13
1 week ago

You're an Xennial.

"Xennials are described as having had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood."

mrpepelopez
5
1 week ago

Born in '77 and when everybody was talking about xers in the 90s I didn't really feel like I was one but when millenials started hitting the news I didn't feel like one of them either. These categories are arbitrary and especially when you are on the border of two of them it doesn't necessarily fit you that well. You could easily make a different generational category out of people born in the 70s and early 80s, I mean they have with Xennials. But regardless I think people put way too much stock in the these. Most of us are going to identify strongly with people born within a few years plus or minus of us regardless of what the "official" categories say.

De5perad0
4
1 week ago

Hey here's a really millennial concept:

You identify with whatever you want. If it makes you happy then go for it! If you consider yourself a Millennial then cool!

vinniepdoa
2
1 week ago

'79 here too, I ride or die with Generation Oregon Trail.

notagoodboye
9
1 week ago

It's always used as a pejorative. Old people want to judge young people, news at 11.

WishOnSpaceHardware
3
1 week ago

'83 is borderline whether you're millenial or gen x (not that it really matters, just sayin')

ImKindaBoring
52
1 week ago

Probably similar to the people saying "ok boomer" isn't about an age its about a mindset.

LookingforDay
22
1 week ago

It’s strange times when your coworkers lament the millennials in the work place and don’t seem to realize that we’re all nearly the same age, and we are all millennials.

beastmaster11
10
1 week ago

For the longest time I didn't think I was a millennial. Not because I think millennial Ms are entitled and lazy (I don't), but rather that I don't have the similar experiences as someone who grew up 10 years after me.

I just don't see how I can be lumped in the same generation as someone who doesn't remember life before 9/11 and without cell phones and internet.

The terms are arbitrary and stupid

Hiroxis
14
1 week ago

I think you're mixing up your terms. Millenials are born between the early 80s to the mid 90s. Gen Z is born from mid to late 90s onwards

rabidhamster87
5
1 week ago

If anything, someone who doesn't remember before 9/11 is not a millennial, but you are. The generation is based on the people who saw information technology/the internet gain household use in their younger years.

notagoodboye
9
1 week ago

Heh. And they're not even in one of the debatable years; 1990 is prime millennial territory, smack dab in the middle.

Twygallypuff
3
1 week ago

"No true Scotsman..."

KhaosElement
14
1 week ago

Millenials go to 96 though.

almisami
4
1 week ago

Correct. If you can remember life before 9/11 you are a Millenial and not a Zoomer.

Unless you're Gen-Y, but then what are you doing on Reddit?

GiveToOedipus
6
1 week ago

I thought Y was Millenials?

Novantico
3
1 week ago

Gen Y is Millennial.

Boomer

Gen X

Gen Y (Millennial)

Gen Z (Zoomer)

ConspicuousPineapple
4
1 week ago

Wonder what we'll call the next generation.

HHcougar
5
1 week ago

Gen Alpha

outofspc
6
1 week ago

I wouldn't say they are a hard cut off. There is a period of time between generations that is on the cusp, like xennials.

FartDare
2
1 week ago

Because they are based on real things, like the baby boom or the millennium, specifically people who grew up around the y2k bug and computers being ubiquitous.

These things don't only happen during years that are divisible by 5.

kavastoplim
12
1 week ago

And twer and be on they phone

ascendingone
3
1 week ago

What are you saying?

XxX_datboi69_XxX
13
1 week ago

women born after 1993 cant cook....all they know is mcdonalds, be bisexual, charge they phone, twerk, eat hot chip and lie

Rustic-Pineapple
29
1 week ago

Don't know how to cook, all they know is mcdonald, charge they phone, twerk, be bisexual, eat hot chip, and lie

Flownyte
10
1 week ago

... are at most 26 years old?

B4DD
18
1 week ago

Day 9,823: The boomers have accepted me as one of their own. This will prove their undoing.

Neon_gelion
16
1 week ago

Their step sons birth year

ZealousidealIncome
15
1 week ago

Yes because this boomer v. millennial war is really just the classic old people vs young people war that has always existed. It's clear that most people don't really have a clear grasp on what a boomer or millennial really are. Also those generation titles are largely made up by marketing people to describe a demographic and even they can't agree on what years really make up each generation. Even the generations don't really make that much sense. I was born in '85 and my wife was born in '90 which makes us both millennials but there are still a lot of cultural differences between us with a 5 year difference.

slazenglazem
13
1 week ago

'92 here. Where do I sign up to get pulled around on a block? Sounds like a good time.

ButterToastZ
12
1 week ago

This post was made by 1991 gang

Reggie_Popadopoulous
8
1 week ago

After 1992, so technically 1993-

SauceofReddit
3
1 week ago

any female born after 1993 can’t cook... all they know is mcdonald’s , charge they phone, twerk, be bisexual , eat hot chip & lie

Operation_Timberwolf
3
1 week ago

Jokes on them, I was born in '91 and I'm lazy as fuck

HeedTheGreatFilter
2
1 week ago

I love seeing what I was going to comment as the top comment

Helpdeskagent
2
1 week ago

I guess they are trying to recruit more boomers? Like that even makes sense? Lol... Born in 86here, you kids with your cell phones and color TV need to go outside!

_Fake_News_Alert
2
1 week ago

That is what I was thinking. Am I old enough to point at the kids and call them lazy now? Get off my lawn! You damn lazy kids can walk around.

leftist-tank-brigade
2
1 week ago

Haha. I was born in the late 80s and own one of these

ok boom tee

BrandonLee1991
2
1 week ago

Whew. Thank god

gumwhales
2
1 week ago

Right? That's the year I was born. Does that mean I'm lazy or did I make the cut for hard working?

jayhawk618
2788
1 week ago

I assume that's a picture of 3 people downloading and opening his pdf files for him while he drags them on Facebook.

Snooklefloop
737
1 week ago

in this age of technology, they're probably sifting through emails because the "reply all" email etiquette is officially dead.

TheMrBoot
276
1 week ago

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154
1 week ago

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78
1 week ago

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5
1 week ago

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1 week ago

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Anthracis73
3
1 week ago

Lol...I work for the federal government and we still occasionally have days where a single person accidentally sends reply all. Subsequently, a hundred plus emails flood our inboxes of people telling the original sender to not send reply all or that they don't need this, while also replying to all in the process. We have 10,000+ in our agency. These messages are interjected with other reply all messages from people trying to defuse the situation by explaining it was obviously an accident and by the recepients also using reply all, they are only exacerbating the situation. It's fucking embarrassing but also pretty hilarious for those of us under the age of 50.

DoingItWrongSinceNow
43
1 week ago

Everyone stop replying all to ask to be removed from the automated mailer. You have to go to the corporate site and remove yourself. No one is managing it.

wowyesokay
33
1 week ago

Thanks DoingItWrongSinceNow. You seem to understand this. Can you remove me from this mailing list?

midnightninja069
11
1 week ago

As a sysadmin, I'm 100% convinced users are absolutely this stupid.

silversurger
3
1 week ago

I'm working in a large tech company (>100k employees) and every so often someone/some automation gone wrong sends a mail to the equivalent of all@company accidentally. You wouldn't believe how many people reply to that and ask for the spam to stop, to be unsubscribed, ... - I can't believe colleagues can be that stupid, but here we are - waking up with hundreds of mails in my inbox because people don't understand the simplest stuff.

MydogisaToelicker
26
1 week ago

EVERYONE STOP REPLYING ALL.

Yarthkins
26
1 week ago

I always reply all and don't appreciate when important decisions that impact me are made in little side email chains. I wish everyone would always reply all, even though at this point 90% of the emails I receive have absolutely nothing to do with me.

cable_provider
16
1 week ago

Agreed, I'll sift through a bunch of shit emails. Just stop taking me and other departments out of copy and ruining the work flow and email chain.

[deleted]
5
1 week ago

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Yarthkins
3
1 week ago

The issue comes from people using it for trivial things like "thanks"

I'm guilty of doing this, and then immediately feeling like an ass for sending an email to 10 people to thank one person...

UserSupreme
2
1 week ago

It's polite and it's nice, so I get it, and it's a good addition if the email had other purpose too, but if all it is is a pleasantry it's not needed. Same reason I hate when someone waves me to go at a four way stop, they want to be nice, but in reality they slowed us both down. That's just my thought though, and I've been told I'm quite cynical at times.

GalakFyarr
2
1 week ago

Get rid of four way stops. They make no sense.

Either make one road have priority, or use the “person coming from the right has priority” rule, and none of that needlessly ambiguous “whoever got there first can go” rule

Or maybe move to the 21st century and use some roundabouts.

jettrscga
2
1 week ago

God forbid everyone tries to intelligently include people in the email. Has to be all or nothing apparently.

Gordo778
3
1 week ago

It’s much easier to just trust that everyone who was included in an Email chain somewhere along the line had a reason to be there than it is to require everyone sending an Email to have in-depth knowledge of everyone else’s responsibilities and workflow.

slickfast
5
1 week ago

Giant group emails is what Slack should be for. Or just leave email behind entirely.

6ixfootsativa
3
1 week ago

Can someone explain this reply all thing to me?

Novantico
5
1 week ago

When there are multiple people involved on an email, your options are to reply, or reply all, as in send your response to all individuals involved in that email, as opposed to the specific sender that you’re responding to.

If you’re added to an email with a bunch of other people on it but really only need to respond to the person who sent it to you like your coworker who just wanted you to see everyone talking about a meeting after lunch, you should just use the standard reply option. Instead you’ll get someone who replies to everyone just to tell one person “okay, I’ll make sure I’m back from lunch at 12:45. Do you want to come?” And then everyone is like “wtf why am I on this”

6ixfootsativa
2
1 week ago

People do this?

Wow. I think I've had to use the reply all maybe a handful of times in my entire life.

Andy_B_Goode
2
1 week ago

Are there any email apps that try to prevent that? Like if you reply-all on a message with more than, say, 30 people, it pops a dialog saying "You are about to message the following list of people. Are you sure?"

skillestilla
3
1 week ago

I use frontapp and it does this if I'm replying all and there are 10+ people in the chain

hey_mr_crow
2
1 week ago

No that's impossible

oaga_strizzi
2
1 week ago

The modern "reply all" is people spamming the general channel on slack instead of using threads

codenameyoshi
143
1 week ago

I’m on my phone all day at work in between calls and emails and my boss gives me shit. I’m usually on LinkedIn doing prospecting on my phone while I call and email. But “it looks bad when I’m on my phone so I need to stop” when my sales numbers went down my boss asked what changed.....ok boomer

sweetalkersweetalker
35
1 week ago

Oh my god I feel this so hard

BraidedSilver
35
1 week ago

YAAAASS I was at a meeting last night in a volunteer group project and got berated for being on my phone, suddenly. Had to point out the last several ideas I had proposed were from googling what we were talking about instead of just relying on immediate imagination regarding an unprepared subject. I offered more than the rest of the group, yet they didn’t realize that searching “party articles” would cut down our time a lot, lol.

codenameyoshi
31
1 week ago

It’s amazing that people don’t understand we have computers in our pocket and they are there to make life easier. Why people think it’s rude I mean I get it if your texting or on insta when someone is talking to you. That’s rude but when your using it as a tool for the conversation that’s thinking on your feet!

SexyMcBeast
9
1 week ago

Wait... You mean this screen machine does more than Facebook and Instagram?

codenameyoshi
3
1 week ago

I know shocking but that’s all us millennials do right is social media!

BraidedSilver
3
1 week ago

I haaaaate bringing out my phone when in social gatherings but often it’s relevant for the conversations, so I make sure to tilt my phone so the screen is visible to those around and can see that whatever is on my screen is actually relevant for what we are discussing.

trippy_grapes
3
1 week ago

...and then you can't find what you're looking for on Google to show your friend so you both awkwardly sit there, and after 3-4 minutes of searching you sheepishly say "Nevermind". :(

BraidedSilver
3
1 week ago

I actually never announce that I’m looking it up, just doing it in silence and then BAM look at this guys!

reallybadhorse
5
1 week ago

My boyfriend and I have a young baby and live with my boomer parents. My boyfriend runs a business, and while he has an office space he rents to look professional, he does most of the work on his phone (mostly emailing peeps). My mom does NOT understand this and is always talking shit. She'll say, "The baby is finally asleep. And instead of catching up on chores, like you're doing, he just sits there on his phone." Yeah, because he's working and him "just sitting there on his phone" is making us 80% of our income cause I make shit at my part-time "real job" at a desk.

IICVX
119
1 week ago

Yeah really what this meme is pointing out is the difference between performative work and actual work.

Hurriedly walking around with a clipboard? Performative work. Talking loudly about how "slammed" you are, and how late you stayed at the office yesterday? Performative work. Pulling and straining on the tug rope while pointing in a random direction? Performative work.

Sitting down and calling up a tow truck? Actual work. But it doesn't look like much. And you don't put a lot of effort in to it. So it doesn't count. Even if it gets better results in less time.

Frousteleous
37
1 week ago

I think this is one of those weird psychological things. My dad told me when i was young "work smarter, not harder". I once shared this with an assistant manager in retail and she practically blew her top. "No, you always need to work hard." she said. We then preceeded to pick up the boxes by hand rather than use the hand truck/dolly. You need to APPEAR to be working hard.

Edit: spelling

DrollerCoaster
21
1 week ago

I've had a similar conversation with several Boomers about the phrase "give it 110%". After nearly 15 minutes of trying to explain that a person can only give 100% at most, I gave up.

Some people really do form their attitudes around inane motivational phrases.

awc130
12
1 week ago

At my job, doing 110% would just result in increased workload goals with no increase in pay. I'm looking at leaving as promotion opportunities are not here. So long as I don't get reprimanded, any new employer will look at me the same as someone that was an overachiever.

SuperFLEB
3
1 week ago

Maybe they just want you to give 100% for 10% less pay.

SACCORHYTUS_THE_
19
1 week ago

At my old company we called that "busy work". It wasn't necessarily hard and you weren't doing a lot but you sure looked busy.

I think the problem nowadays is some older folk can't understand the difference between playing games and browsing social media and working because you can use that darn computer box for both and just because someone is sitting at a computer for work doesn't mean they aren't working hard.

queetuiree
6
1 week ago

Hey, we've been using computers for games, chatting, studying and work long before you were even born, so we've mastered the technique of looking busy before our older folks and know what we're talking about!

Edit: I didn't realise it was about boomers. I'm in between, almost a millennial, just long before 1992

crunchypuddle
69
1 week ago

I was recently given an assignment by my boss to convert a pdf file into a word document "so she can read it".

She just simply was not hearing the multiple methods you can open a pdf nor that Adobe would not give her a virus.

JarOfNibbles
24
1 week ago

Oh please tell me she gave out about the formatting after you converted it.

crunchypuddle
30
1 week ago

The formatting was a complete mess and I was asked to transcribe it into word.

It turned into a whole thing.

Mechanus_Incarnate
10
1 week ago

The funny thing about that is that a messy pdf is usually the result of MS Word. I've read through the documentation for pdf. Short version is that is uses textboxes. You need to start a new textbox whenever you want to change something like font, italics, line spacing, text scale, etc. But as long as the text is just normal, you can do one textbox per page.
MS Word has the 'export to pdf' option, but for some damn reason, it decides to make a new textbox every 3 letters or so. Oh and Word starts from the bottom of the page and goes backward. It's an absolute mess, and it made me give up on trying to make my own pdf reader.

JarOfNibbles
5
1 week ago

I don't think anyone is surprised that word is causing the issue

DrollerCoaster
5
1 week ago

Me: Hey, Word. Do you mind if I add a simple little graph to this page?

Word: WARBLEGARBLEAGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!

BarelyBetterThanKale
19
1 week ago

My boss likes to share entire web pages he thinks are relevant to teambuilding, prospecting, or just that Boomer "Lemme give you some random life advice at 10:30am on a fucking Tuesday when you have a full slate of work backing up while I make you spend 2 hours in the conference room listening to an audio book I want to give you my spin on." shit.

I am regularly instructed to convert DocX files to PDF email it to the team instructing everyone to "reflect on this information moving forward". The DocX files are straight across, no frills or formatting, "select all > copy" text from a website that's then CTRL+V'd into Word.

The one time I sent a URL to the team sharing the info instead, I had to endure a 90 minute meeting where it was explained to me that "The internet is unreliable and the information my not always be there when we need it." I was dumbfounded and spent half an hour of "Yeah... Yeah... No, totally... Totally... Yeah... Yeah, I get it... Totally" of old-person reassurance to get me the fuck out of there so I could go have two beers with lunch.

Old people that don't know how to bookmark a website but think they have a grasp on how the internet works are the fucking worst.

Flirtleby
3
1 week ago

My boss told me I’d broken her computer while she was away. She wasn’t used to looking at the desktop view without the four hundred windows she leaves open because she doesn’t know how to operate a computer. As far as she was concerned, they were gone forever.

Am3692
2
1 week ago

PDFs can have malware embedded in them. (but Office files can as well)

Example: https://www.sentinelone.com/blog/malicious-pdfs-revealing-techniques-behind-attacks/

SarcasmSlide
8
1 week ago

Paul Manafort has entered the chat

GyraUnoDosTres
3
1 week ago

They're emailing PDFs while he's doing the hard work of printing the PDFs and then scanning them and then asking for help on how to email people from the copy machine.

poutinstereo
1234
1 week ago

Reminds me of manager who complains that young people think they’re entitled to everything and don’t want to work hard without a pat on the back, then makes sure to let everyone know when they work late so you can tell them what a good manager they are. They’re in their 60s.

notathrowawayacc32
471
1 week ago

Pats on the back are very addictive. It's funny how we've been able to virtually obliterate high annual raises and 13th month paychecks by emulating an approving father most never had.

UnprovenMortality
146
1 week ago

I've never even heard of a 13th month paycheck.

jgomez315
189
1 week ago

It's not a thing here in the states typically. Think christmas/end of year bonus, it's probably the closest thing we have.

But for us americans, that bonus is anything from a coupon for a free turkey, to a visa gift card, to an extra 300 dollars or something. Typically.

For other countries, or for the places that do this (rarely) stateside, it should be an extra month salary. Sometimes only an extra pay period salary.

Idk if it is a labor law in other countries, though. It may be up to companies to decide. But if it is a popular bonus, you kinda have to if you want people to not get hired by a competitor.

penatbater
69
1 week ago

How is 13th month not a thing for you guys? :o technically speaking, since the months don't have equal number of days, some days are more some days are less. If you can equate 1 month = 20 working days as a standard, you're working more for less. Incidentally, if you take the leftover days of each month and add it up, it comes to about 20 days, so the 13th month shouldn't be seen as a bonus, but as your rightful wages. :/

st1tchy
55
1 week ago

I'm on salary so I get paid the same amount on the 15th and the last day of each month. Most hourly employees get paid every other week, so most months they get 2 paychecks but occasionally they get 3.

HandModel_JPPrewitt
54
1 week ago

I LOVE 3 paycheck month. Happens twice per year and it's magical.

cribbsjy
12
1 week ago

Same here. We budget on 2 paychecks per month, so the 3rd feels like a bonus.

theblitheringidiot
2
1 week ago

The nice thing is healthcare doesn’t come out of that check for me so it’s extra nice.

parker0400
2
1 week ago

I used to get paid weekly and 4 times per year I had 5 pay check month! I also used to make engineering salary as an hourly worker and got paid time and a half for all my ridiculous hours of OT. I miss those days.

pepmaster2000
4
1 week ago

3 Check November Baby! Happens twice a year for me

Bd452
16
1 week ago

Most of the time we get paid by multiples of weeks and not by month (which judging by your statement is what happens across the pond. I personally get my paycheck every Wednesday) so the “leftover days” thing doesn’t make much sense here.

lildil37
12
1 week ago

Whelp just learned about this and feel like dirt. That's a great start to my friday but maybe I can avoid going into debt from an unforseen illness or a random car accident that would bankrupt me.

Penance21
6
1 week ago

The states we don’t get paid monthly. We get paid weekly or biweekly. 13th month is to compensate for some months being longer. We however are paid by weeks, which is 52 and does not change. So it’s not actually an issue here in the states if that makes you feel better. For those paid bimonthly, on an hourly wage, you get paid per days worked in the pay cycle, not a flat rate for the month.

Salary works differently, however, normally a salaried rate is higher than hourly anyways.

YUNoDie
2
1 week ago

There's no hard and fast rule in the States though, my salaried job is biweekly but I do have salaried friends who get paid on the 15th and 30th.

Penance21
3
1 week ago

Yes, but salary is different because your pay is based on a years worth of work. How they release the funds to you doesn’t matter. $60k/yr still will equal that regardless of how paychecks are released.

For hourly, you are paid $10/hr at 40hrs a week for 52 weeks. It doesn’t matter how it’s broken down, you get paid by the number of hours worked. A 13th month bonus would not apply in the US in either condition.

huskiesowow
3
1 week ago

I worked at an office that regularly gave Christmas bonuses. nothing crazy but i could regularly count on $3,000 the week before Christmas. The process was always the same, our boss would call us in individually, tell us we did a great job over the past year, happy holidays etc, then hand you a check.

One year I was called into his office, heard the spiel, then was told to grab a present from a giant stocking. I reached in and pulled out a mini pack of post-it notes. I laughed and said oh thanks boss, then stood there awkwardly as he gestured toward the door. I literally thought it was a joke, but alas my (and everyone else's) bonus was reduced to an item I could have grabbed from the supply closet any day of the year.

Long story short, the company was losing money rapidly and couldn't afford bonuses that year. Understandable, but they could have given us a head's up.

harpoonguild
3
1 week ago

My old boss gave us a gift card to a restaurant as a Christmas bonus, and we had to pay tax on the value of it.

Notice how I said "old"

Kunstfr
9
1 week ago

Really? It happens here in France, I get one for instance

Nosferatu616
5
1 week ago

Sounds like a bonus which some people here get.

IGELmitDEAGLE
2
1 week ago

We get a bonus, too, but the amount depends on how good the year was.

Kunstfr
2
1 week ago

We get a bonus depending on how good we personally made (around one month of salary), another bonus for the financial results of the company, another bonus for how few accidents we had had work (pretty important in my field, construction - these last two get to like 60% of a monthly salary), then I get a 13th month of salary that doesn't depend on anything.

st1tchy
2
1 week ago

So if most people get it, how is it really different than us? Say we both make $50k a year. You get slightly less a paycheck, but with an extra one and I make slightly more a paycheck with one less than you. We both get $50k though. If it's expected and almost everyone gets it, than it's just a part of your pay and not anything extra.

Kunstfr
2
1 week ago

Yeah it is, we get other bonus which depend on your results too but the 13th month of salary is just, like different. You can already live with your monthly salary, so the fact that you just get paid twice in the same month once a year just makes you feel good, because it's not money you actually need considering you already manage to survive without it.

CutYourDickOff
2
1 week ago

You basically gave an interest free loan to your employer. That’s not a good thing.

SkipDutch
8
1 week ago

It's quite common in Europe, especially if you work for the government (like teachers and civil servants). An additional advantage is that there is no hassle how much the bonus should be, it's the height of your wage.

zinger565
3
1 week ago

So it's just part of your salary then, except the company is holding it back until the end of the year.

So it's a forced savings account.

I get that the sentiment is nice, but if you know what it's going to be and everyone gets one, then it's just part of your salary.

tehlemmings
4
1 week ago

That's the person who needs a solid "okay boomer"

231723175
29
1 week ago

especially since back when the manager started, the working conditions (and everything else) were much better overall and really, millenials are just asking for what the boomers got without asking for it.

U_allsuck
2
1 week ago

Yeah working conditions were not better back then. Women were not considered above receptionist/servant/attractive object level, people didn't have lavour laws to say 'don't force people to work over 9 hours without giving overtime pay' and 'there must be 8 hours between shifts unless the employee agrees' etc etc.

We have worse pay comparitively speaking, but everything else is generally better.

keepinithamsta
17
1 week ago

I'm tired of the boomer mentality when it comes to this.

theycallmeponcho
4
1 week ago

Dont read facebook comments.

keepinithamsta
6
1 week ago

My facebook is filled with far-right Boomers complaining about Millennials, Obama, and Buttery Males. (Can't forget about the pointless "bet you won't share this because it involves the veterans/Trump".) Also broke-ass friends in their late 20's and early 30's complaining about affordable housing, living wages, and healthcare. I just want to share pictures of my kids once in a while.

Snowguy51
3
1 week ago

I just instantly unfriendly people like that. Thanks for showing me you’re a horrible person, bye Felicia

ofwgtylor
8
1 week ago

idk about anyone else but i hate getting a “pat on the back” at work. i don’t really care for feedback from my rangers. i get my work done and they know when i get it done, and that’s all that matters to me.

PlusSizedPunk
13
1 week ago

I like it when it's real/deserved, but yeah 90% of the time it's patronizing bullshit that just reinforces that your job thinks you're a brainless cog and anything deviating from the bare minimum is unthinkable

korbennndallaaas
3
1 week ago

I truly feel lucky to work in a somewhat healthy environment. It definitely has some serious issues but I feel appreciated and valued. Everyone deserves that.

PlusSizedPunk
2
1 week ago

I'm happy for you. I know it's a really nice feeling

reallybadhorse
3
1 week ago

Wait you guys are getting recognition?

GoDM1N
8
1 week ago

Current job manager is like that. Co-worker is older than me and is not only lazy but constantly tries to get other people to do their work for them. Not only the "harder" but stuff paper work etc too. Last few co-workers have been like that too. If you ask me the younger people are doing the work and the older generation seems to not be willing to do their part anymore. Younger people can be lazy but also are more willing to prove their worth while the older people just seem to expect things. Funny how that seems to work.

Catshit-Dogfart
8
1 week ago

My uncle owns a business, talks like this all the time, "kids these days don't even want to work, just play on their phones all day". And in recent years, he's refused to hire anybody he thinks is too young.

Well at this point his shop is operated by 60 year olds who take forever on basic stuff, don't know how to operate a modern cash register or credit card machine, and simply refuse to learn.

They don't even fully open the store before noon - oh they show up on time which is all he seems to care about, but there's a lot of work that has to take place before hours. There's a post above about performative work (looking busy) vs actual work (meaningful progress) and I think this is a great example of that. The owner likes to see his people clock in early, but doesn't seem to mind that it takes them all morning to do what should take about an hour.

I don't even blame the people who work there, they don't seem to mind doing things at their own pace and the company's bottom line really isn't their problem. Those old ladies will take 20 minutes to make two hotdogs and seem happy as heck to be there.

DougtheButcher
2
1 week ago

100% spot on. Showing up on time seems to be the only priority. Learned this working in a factory many years ago. You could be the biggest go getter but show up late and you are the biggest sack of shit ever. Be there 30 minutes early, we were allowed to punch in 3 minutes before our shift started, proceed to drink coffee and bullshit for 2 hours.... no problem. Good union worker right there.

ProximtyCoverageOnly
5
1 week ago

don’t want to work hard without a pat on the back

God I fucking hate managers who say this shit. Bitch you're the manager, that is YOUR FUCKING JOB. Your tools are human beings, you have to meet your tool's needs to get them to work at their peak. Its like bitching that a lawn mower needs its oil changed to work properly. Fuck off you goddamn dinosaur.

1945BestYear
933
1 week ago

Boomers started a conspiracy theory in 2009 that young people want to create "death panels" to deny medical care to old people, and then they spent the next ten years seemingly doing their absolute damnedest to convince us we should do it for real.

kenda1l
289
1 week ago

Yes, because in the US we changed the laws to ban rejection based on pre-existing conditions and included mandatory preventive healthcare coverage as one giant plot to kill off those damn boomers.

Paulo27
152
1 week ago

It's funny because the guys making the laws are all boomers.

mpa92643
192
1 week ago

"You damn Millennials and your participation trophies!" screamed the generation that gave Millennials participation trophies.

sourbeer51
68
1 week ago

Did anyone even like those?

[deleted]
88
1 week ago

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ClearlyChrist
29
1 week ago

Participation trophies and ribbons are honestly pretty cool as long as it's clear that the winner(s) get something in addition to the participation trophies (or just to make it clear that the event wasn't meant to be competetive and just for fun). I have a few participation trophies I have that I keep in boxes which I occasionally dig through to clear out space or whatever and it's nice to be sent on a trip down memory lane, kinda like a photo album.

mpa92643
29
1 week ago

It's just a commemorative item from the event. Other events have gifts, like pins, or a tie clip, or clothing. But nobody ever demands they get one, just like kids never demanded participation trophies.

I think the reason Boomers go to that example to bash Millennials is because of the cultural significance of a trophy in their time. You got a trophy if you were the best. If you lost, you got nothing. They don't realize that participation trophies aren't about making kids feel better about losing by telling them "everyone's a winner!!!," it's about giving them a memento for choosing to participate in the event and ultimately making it a better experience for everyone. Essentially, a "thanks for coming" gift.

Ameradian
3
1 week ago

My daughter's school gives out a Thanks For Participating! certificate to every child who presents something at the science fair. They don't give out prizes, because they want to encourage as many children as possible to get excited about all aspects of science, without worrying that it's not cool enough, or not very visually stunning. Liam didn't have to worry that his project on gastropods (snails and slugs) was any less worthy than Hailey's volcano.

[deleted]
2
1 week ago

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Namesarentreal
39
1 week ago

Boomers did because it made them feel like their mediocre child was special, therefore validating their parenting

Hotlikessauce69
29
1 week ago

No because 5 yo me thought we fucking won when we didn't, so when my mom told me we didn't actually win I was pretty mad.

Like what was the point. It was cheap plastic anyways. One of mine broke in half in the way home from a youth soccer game.

Mercy_X
7
1 week ago

I never could understand why I was getting a trophy. I knew we didnt win, because the winning team got a medal too, so why the fuck are you giving me this trash plastic.

Hotlikessauce69
4
1 week ago

It was just fucking insulting. Like, did you really think i was going to be that tragically bummed that we lost? I was just excited to get out and kick a ball around with a bunch of people my age. Yeah winning is fun but losing a youth soccer game isn't so bad that I need a "feel better" trophy.

Pickledsoul
10
1 week ago

if they were metal, yeah.

it was all shitty plastic bullshit though.

randomass765
3
1 week ago

The boomer parents did. You know the ones who couldn't handle the fact that their little Timmy wasnt special and desperately needed something to display on the mantle because they have no personal identity of their own after they gave their lives to their work and now children.

mydadisindianajones
3
1 week ago

Hell no. When I was a kid back in the 90's I had to go to horse summer camp. I was forced to go because my older sister wanted to do it. You'd learn how to shoot guns, ride horses, manage a horse carriage, etc. It was the most miserable week of my life for many years. (I wanted to go to science camp but nOoOoOo)

So at the end of the camp you signed up for a rodeo show and got to show off things you learned. They handed out trophies, the whole shibang. I never "placed", I just got participation trophies because I couldn't muster up two shits to care enough to do well. I remember back then thinking this was the dumbest fucking thing to hand out. I didn't want it, I didn't want to be there, all I wanted was to go home.

Grindl
2
1 week ago

I distinctly recall booing the kids that got them in elementary school. We knew they were bullshit.

UrbanDryad
135
1 week ago

I never understood how they didn't realize death panels are already a thing. It's insurance companies.

kottabaz
96
1 week ago

Libertarian oligarchs have somehow convinced large swathes of the voting public that only government oppression is real and if someone else (the church, business, racial majorities) is oppressing you, that's their god-given right.

1945BestYear
59
1 week ago

"At least I'm only trod on by corporations."

mpa92643
35
1 week ago

These people somehow think a market of regional monopolies is somehow fair, so the government should just stay away because "you can always move to another state if you want a different ISP." They seriously don't realize how unrealistic that is.

kottabaz
20
1 week ago

Or they'll argue that any bad behavior by business is ackshually the fault of the gobermint and if the gobermint went away the businesses would turn into rainbows and unicorn farts.

angrytroll
15
1 week ago

"If the market produced it, it's right. The market is God's Will manifest on Earth." - Pseudochristian Prosperity Gospel

Realistic_Capital
3
1 week ago

yep. "take your government boot off my neck! now put a corporate one there instead!"

libertarians don't understand that government in part exist to be "the bigger bully", to keep corporations from walking all over you. we get to vote for our Representatives. corporations don't have to listen to anything you want.

all those crazy regulations that we enshrined in law? those didn't just pop up out of nowhere, they are responses to really fucked up things businesses have done in the past

StrategyHog
5
1 week ago

Dangle enough carrots and you’re bound to get followers.

kottabaz
4
1 week ago

Yeah, "carrots" like getting school resegregation or religious instruction in through the back door and other promises to bring back the '50s.

trexxxt
2
1 week ago

The public version is where people use go fund me to get the money they need for lifesaving medication.

momofeveryone5
31
1 week ago

I mean, can I sign up on one of these panels? Not to kill anyone else, but just to like reserve a future date for myself? Bc at this point I'll never retire and my health is going to be shit no matter what.

serious_sarcasm
5
1 week ago

I don't know, but if anyone comes across a fat women in northern alabama, please rid me of my MIL.

DARKSTAR-WAS-FRAMED
2
1 week ago

You might need to be more specific.

serious_sarcasm
4
1 week ago

Let’s see, she is racist, thinks saying offensive things in a polite tone makes it okay, and treats her adult children as property despite abandoning them.

This ain’t helping, eh?

Wundei
18
1 week ago

Throws tarp over giant slap-chop for the elderly

Not yet Bessy, not yet.

awesomefutureperfect
8
1 week ago

I'd like to take this opportunity to promote my "Giant Trebuchet" proposal where we yeet the American elderly towards the sun. It will be powered by a Conan the Barbarian 'Wheel of Pain' and aimed in the direction of Australia, so if some of the heavier boomers rain back down, at least they will land in the Outback and the Aussies can just fine the US for littering.

bozoconnors
5
1 week ago

lol - well, close. "Death panels" was a term coined & popularized by the Palin campaign.

Earthling1980
3
1 week ago

It wasn’t boomers that created the death panels scare tactic. It was Republicans. Those two just often are the same people.

N_Who
2
1 week ago

Well, y'know, boomers don't like to be wrong.

Boodikii
2
1 week ago

That is the main thing my parents keep bringing up when I bring up healthcare lmfao, they think Canada is gathering their old and killing them.

Gongaloon
192
1 week ago

Hot chip. Just one hot chip. Exactly one.

vych
83
1 week ago

Can't afford more than one these days

DTG_58
12
1 week ago

Inflation is a bitch... there’s only one chip in the bag or air

thungalope
2
1 week ago

Maybe they’re referring to the mid 2000s indie band?

[deleted]
52
1 week ago

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acaciatrees
16
1 week ago

damn you beat me to the punch on this one

Dogbert5
3
1 week ago

And twerk

jaykaye1
2
1 week ago

😂

Great comment, made me laugh hard! So true or at least it certainly seems that way huh?

lokilaufryjarson
299
1 week ago

It's always funny to hear boomers blasting millennial work ethics when as a gen-x business owner, I stopped hiring boomers because they are unteachable and always call off. I almost exclusively hire millennials when I can because they are much better workers.

Lexygore
177
1 week ago

As a millennial that frequently trains people of all ages, thank you!

Gen Z has their issues, but they're young and most of the time they're trying. I feel like they're just still learning what's important and what's not and I remember being there. Millennials are whatever to me, I suppose I know how to speak to them better than I do some because we have similar humors and whatnot most of the time. Gen X can be slow on the technological uptake occasionally but again, they really try and they listen to me, plus y'all's stories of getting messed up on all kinds of stuff without having fear it'll be recorded are honestly some of the best. Boomers though? Oh good LORD Boomers. I had one yell at me because they asked me what 4 times 4 is, saying they needed a calculator and I laughed not realizing they were serious, which was my mistake, and they proceeded to have a meltdown that included throwing things at work because "how are they supposed to know what that answer is" and "they're not good with math" and "You don't understand what it's like to be old, things are too hard to learn!" and then proceeded into a long rambling mess about how hard their childhood was, like that was even relevant. They also expected additional time on their breaks and lunch, said waiting for our boss to cut us out for the day was "too much like being married, I don't like expecting someone else to let me go" and has also made some rather sexist remarks about their own gender. That's just my most recent experience with training a Boomer.

chappersyo
63
1 week ago

My experience is exactly the same. It’s crazy universal it seems to be. I wonder if I’ll be considered a stupid old millennial in another 20 years when I’m at the age boomers are now.

schadavi
37
1 week ago

It’s crazy universal it seems to be.

It is even exactly the same here in Germany, adding the fact that you get every single peace of correspondance in English on your millenial desk because no boomer speaks anything close to understandable English.

Lexygore
27
1 week ago

Honestly, what peeves me is the total lack of desire to learn/listen. You get those types at any age, but it's with alarming frequency worse in Boomers. They seem more concentrated on what they're going to say when I stop talking than listening to what I'm saying. I've definitely had Boomers that were some of the sweetest and most hard working people as well, that would actually see that I get nothing for trying to help them improve and would take my advice as just that, advice. My general plan right now is to always remember what working with people who refuse to put in the effort to learn new things was like, and continue to try and learn new things myself, including into old age. I also put in an effort to listen to those younger than myself. They might not have all the experience I do, both job wise and life, but they've definitely put things into perspective that I was unable to for whatever reason and I appreciate that.

Who knows though, maybe I'll just turn into an old Millennial yelling about dial up and the early internet. I hope not though.

tehlemmings
4
1 week ago

Who knows though, maybe I'll just turn into an old Millennial yelling about dial up and the early internet. I hope not though.

Boomers have been pushing this "When you grow up you'll be just like us" bullshit for decades.

No. No we will not. Because all of our life experience is dealing with them being awful. I won't be that way because I hated dealing when them, and I don't want to be that. Nor do I want to put that bullshit on the next generation.

iller_mitch
5
1 week ago

I wonder if I’ll be considered a stupid old millennial in another 20 years when I’m at the age boomers are now.

I'll be old, sure. But I remind myself every day to be better than the people who came before me. X's got screwed a little bit before us. Millennials got the raw deal. Maybe there's a chance the both of us can make the world a little bit better for those who are coming after us after we outlast the boomers.

anacrusis000
7
1 week ago

Same experience. I used to train people of all ages to operate specific camera surveillance systems. Had to train a Boomer who worked at a high school and watched cameras all day. I spent an hour going over the whole system before he snapped at me when I got to the part on how to export video. I then realized he had no concept of how files and folders works in Windows. That was another 30 minutes in which he absorbed nothing.

I ended up giving him the same training 5 times over the coming months because he wouldn’t listen to a damn thing I said and would then call my boss to complain that he didn’t know how to use the system. He was also super racist. Fuck that guy.

BB8_PeePeeTape
8
1 week ago

Its really annoying trying to manage a place when the owner hires a bunch of his boomer friends.

They already feel entitled asf, with the added bonus of being friends/relatives of the owner. They feel like their exempt from hard work because of “special status” and constantly complain about having to work. I saw one time a guy took off his wet socks, and put them on the oven where we put food for customers, and shit like that.

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2
1 week ago

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Lexygore
3
1 week ago

I can kind of agree with that, speaking to an educated, skilled adult, but this is a production based job that requires no special skills or education, not an office or anything with relatively more freedom.

chappersyo
52
1 week ago

Over my career I’ve had to train hundreds of people on till systems (epos). They’re not complicated to use and anyone under the age of 30 picks it up straight away because it’s basically the same as any app on their phone. People aged 30-50 may take a little longer to get the hang of it but it’s never an issue because they will persist. Then you get to the over 50s. 10% of them will give it a go and may be slow but they’ll get there. The other 90% of them will convince themselves that it’s too hard before you even begin and when they see it’s not actually difficult they will still pretend they can’t learn and just do a terrible job until they are told not to bother. I also stopped hiring people of that age because of it.

Drugs-R-Bad-Mkay
17
1 week ago

The worst part is that those systems are waaaaaaayyyy easier than old tills. Old tills had crazy button combinations or you had to know everything's code or price. Food service tills were the worst at trying to figure out how to do add ons and substitutions.

Sola_Solace
3
1 week ago

To be fair, there's been studies for decades pointing out it's harder for older people to learn new things. This isn't exclusively a Boomer trait. Old dog and all.

bingosherlock
35
1 week ago

Boomers in the workforce, especially ones who have been out of the workforce for a while, come from a time when metrics weren't tracked and there was no real push for efficiency in workplaces. They come from a time when nothing was instantaneous and the simplest things had multiple day/week turnaround times. "Normal" for a lot of them is coming into work, socializing over coffee for an hour or so, pushing some paperwork around at whatever pace works for them, and just letting things pile up at whatever rate they pile up.

owenwilsonsdouble
38
1 week ago

Older millennial business owner, exact same! Their confidence makes them shine in interviews for the first 20 minutes, then you ask them to explain a process of any kind or demonstrate systems thinking and they just crash.

One guy attacked me for "asking a dumb question" related to the core of his prospective job. I told him to leave and he looked at me like I killed his mother.

pepelepepelepew
27
1 week ago

I mean, boomers being 50+, they really can't compete. I think complaining about gen whatever is their only way to not admit that they are in cognitive and obviously physical decline.

NecroGod
27
1 week ago

It's only the bitter ones that refuse to learn that are in that mindset. I deal with vendors for proprietary 3rd party software frequently and there are plenty of them that are in their 50s+ and have no problem dealing with technology. It's just the people who refuse to grow that are the problem.

snailmints
5
1 week ago

THIS. Some of the best people I know in tech are above 50, and not only do they know the ancient af systems that a "surprising" number of places still use, they're far more likely to at least try to be more up to date on modern things in general. That bein said they're more likely to be cautious too on changes cause "boi I remember when we switched from a to b in the 90s and the chaos there cause we thought itd be smooth" kind of stuff, which is semi understandable to me at least cause it's well meaning at least if not actually justified (and sometimes it is and literally everyone else has forgot/left that knew why the seemingly obvious thing was never done). I've dealt with gen x people who were just as guilty of some of the behavior described in this.

the_taco_baron
20
1 week ago

Boomers are incredibly entitled I can't stand them as employees.

lokilaufryjarson
15
1 week ago

You don't have to hire people who aren't a good fit for your company. it would be illegal if it was specifically ageism. It is not. They almost never possess the proper skills or attitude for the job.

RedditIsNeat0
7
1 week ago

I don't blame you but you should probably stop advertising your crimes.

Wildest12
6
1 week ago

Its not a crime to hire the better worker, nor is it to comment on the fact that most of the better workers he hires happen to not be boomers.

hipposaregood
3
1 week ago

It's such bullshit. My millennial and Gen Z staff members are so hard working and eager to learn and develop their skills and contribute ideas. My boomer staff can't do a single assigned task without messing up and they refuse to take direction on anything.

lokilaufryjarson
3
1 week ago

It is difficult to get them to respect anyone enough to take direction from them.

pinniped1
246
1 week ago

No, gen Z is pulling, and the rock is all of the debt the Boomers have left behind.

Fordiman
161
1 week ago

I mean, X'ers and millennials are also pulling it, and providing mentorship to the newly work-available Z's. Boomers are top-squatting at this point, sitting on top of that pile of debt, pretending to work, and waiting on their golden parachute.

_Kramerica_
97
1 week ago

I love when a boomer making twice as much as me asks me how to unzip some files for them.

opportunisticwombat
52
1 week ago

I work with a boomer named Karen. She makes more than twice what I do but couldn’t figure out how to copy and paste text from a website into a word document. I had to show her how to do it, twice.

Fordiman
8
1 week ago

Does she ask to see your manager often?

opportunisticwombat
37
1 week ago

She’s actually a really nice woman but that doesn’t mean it isn’t infuriating to see boomers thriving in positions of authority while not having the basic skills they require younger employees to have to get an entry level position.

Fordiman
11
1 week ago

Fair enough.

Also, I hate that "fair enough" has been called out as an LPT. I mean, it's accurate, but it means I'm gonna start getting eyerolls every time I express, "Hey that's cool, I won't argue"

DetachableWeenus
6
1 week ago

Unless they're your direct superior, don't help. Boomers need to be outed for the tech incompetents they are. Let them work the shitty jobs and make room for the younger generations.

YeOldeDungeonSlut
3
1 week ago

Literally yesterday I said to my Gen X manager about a boomer colleague ‘do we think she’ll one day learn how to use this f***ing system?’ and the response I got was ‘she hasn’t in the 6 years I’ve worked with her.’ Why is it okay that she fails to perform simple patient tracking tasks on a computer system that can actually equate to patient safety issues? How come we’re suddenly blasé about these things?

hardluxe
9
1 week ago

"press shift and the del key."

truthlesshunter
12
1 week ago

pretty sure it's alt+f4

serious_sarcasm
2
1 week ago

alt+ctrl+del three times in a row

owenwilsonsdouble
2
1 week ago

Then press "return carriage"

Bac0nLegs
3
1 week ago

At my last job, I was a designer under the 63 year old department President. She'd regularly complain how we were lazy and getting paid too much for the work we did. I had to show her how to copy and past a website link into the body of an email.

I quit after three months because fuck all that.

bukanir
17
1 week ago

Gen Z is considered those born between 1997 and 2012 so they'd be between 7 and 22. So the oldest of them are in the workforce while the youngest are still in elementary school.

gingerthewitch77
5
1 week ago

I thought 2012&2014 (I have kids born in those years) are the Alpha generation and my older kids ('97&'99) are gen Z. I ('77) would be gen x. This shit gives me a headache lol

wangston
5
1 week ago

Why are we demarcating generations so dang narrow now? Boomers and prior were 20+ years wide, now it's like 10 to 15 max.

pototo72
4
1 week ago

I'm enjoying all these comments despite forgetting which gen is supposed to be which

crazyprsn
11
1 week ago

I thought gen z was done, and the little kids are now iGen

Fuck it all though, we're all playing calvinball with it

lobax
14
1 week ago

iGen is the same as Gen Z there is simply not a good name for that generation yet. The defining characteristic is growing up with mobiles, social media etc.

Millennials where known as Gen Y before that name took of.

Some fun facts:

  • Boomers are the parents to millennials, making millennials "echo boomers". When boomers complain about millennials, they are really complaining about their own parenting.
  • Conversely Gen X are the parents to Gen Z
crazyprsn
5
1 week ago

Yeah, we were Gen Y before we STARTED PUTTING AVOCADO ON TOAST DAMNIT!

But for real though, I think it was 9/11 that came in and redefined our generation's borders.

lobax
3
1 week ago

Depends, I think technological definitions are better since they are more applicable across cultures and nation borders. Although 9/11 impacted the world it's mostly a trauma specific to the US. Other countries have other traumas or events that are more impactful to them and can be used to separate generations.

snailmints
2
1 week ago

Yep. I'm barely a millenial along with the bf, and hes the youngest and I'm the eldest and its humorous at times to see the similarities and differences between our boomer and gen x parents.

lladnaR-
2
1 week ago

I heard it was gen Alpha

Waddup_Snitches
168
1 week ago

While the Great Pyramids were being built, all the millennials did was ride the blocks.

EDIT: Like bosses.

PretendKangaroo
23
1 week ago

Yeah I think the intended message is meant to be much more personal. "Boomers know everything and valiantly do all the work... and teach the lazy kids who then become the bosses?"

coquinaa
5
1 week ago

Work smarter not harder.

asterios_polyp
161
1 week ago

Not shown: cliff.

michuru809
6
1 week ago

Took me a second- but when I got it I immediately upvoted. Nice burn!

fiercefinance
3
1 week ago

Perfect description of climate change policy. Well spotted.

Noob_umbrella
108
1 week ago

What they are really doing is researching a more efficient way to get the job done

spazmodic-
130
1 week ago

Found a better way to do it, have it completed, and the "leader" is dragging them through a pointless and fruitless exercise in "how we've always done it"

_Diskreet_
49
1 week ago

Boss: If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Employee: but i can write a script that will automate all the incoming data and it will save mo....

Boss: if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Employee: it’ll save tim....

Boss: not broke. Don’t fix.

Employee: but...

Boss: god are you millennials all trying to automate everything so we’re all out of a job!?

Bigal1324
27
1 week ago

I work at a flooring warehouse and my boss the owner is a 75 year old man. Im the only guy working in the warehouse after several people quit. I went ahead to make it easier on myself and put in every single piece of our stock in a computer system in which i can access on my phone, and find anything almost immediately, which anyone can use if they want, whereas before we had to sift through 1,000s of papers and just walk around and look for it. My boss prefers the literal 10s of thousands of papers on his desk. He makes 5 million a year, i make 14$/hr with no benefits. Proceeds to tell me how "lucky" i am to have this "opportunity" and how it's a shame all the wasted plastic and glue "we" throw out every single day, and how im one of those "environmental guys" who wants to use less paper and laughs.

DockingWithMyBros
14
1 week ago

How the fuck is there a warehouse without an automated system much less electronic inventory? As someone that finally got our supply system accessible on mobile to check for our in-stock as well as worldwide availability, holy shit i wouldn't be able to do it. That coupled with my feelings about unnecessary paper use and I would freak out

CharmedThirdTry
8
1 week ago

My warehouse and the last warehouse I worked at both still use paper inventory and a "Go ask Dan where he put the widgets we got in last week!" sorting system.

JeVeuxCroire
7
1 week ago

I actually did this at my last job. I automated a process that was taking me two hours to do manually and pared it down to about 3 minutes.

Guess who got the axe when layoffs rolled around?

Jibrish
5
1 week ago

Boss: god are you millennials all trying to automate everything so we’re all out of a job!?

To be fair... this boss kind of has a point in some contexts.

Diamondwolf
17
1 week ago

“Let’s use bigger wheels!”

“Let me guess, you found that idea oN yOuR pHoNeS!”

Wildest12
2
1 week ago

Nah the box can move itself now but the boomer wont do it that way because "this is how we have always done it"

Gae_Communism
56
1 week ago

Ok boomer

resetLetki
2
1 week ago

Ok boomer

Daefish
59
1 week ago

Awww yea! Promoted out of the millenial generation, according to this random three panel. Go 1986!

Spruill242
31
1 week ago

Also ‘86..... we’re the analog millennial. If you got to high school and smart phones became a thing, you’re a digital millennial.

Also been referred to as the “Oregon Trail” generation...... If you know, you know.

bigfootsocks
12
1 week ago

They also grew up when the internet was the Wild West

DrollerCoaster
4
1 week ago

Fuck yeah. Text-based RPGs, chat rooms, AIM, Napster, Geocities, Xanga, etc.

Feisty_Hovercraft
5
1 week ago

Websites with black background and lime green text. And lots of sparkly gifs.

Fordiman
5
1 week ago

You have died of dysentary. And a broken axle.

allthebetter
3
1 week ago

At this point people are really treating generational studies like it is some sort of zodiac. I have even heard people refer to cuspers and calling the older millennials "xennials" since we share characteristics of both millennials and gen X.

Feisty_Hovercraft
4
1 week ago

I was born when the moon was full and Jupiter was in the House of Analog Millennial.

gumwhales
3
1 week ago

What about if your senior year of highschool like 2 or 3 kids had smartphones and you still weren't sure how they had internet on their phone or of they were just using an iPod

Oh, also a lot of schools still do the Oregon trail. Especially crappy schools that are basically the exact same today as they were 30 years ago. (My niece goes to my elementary school and they still have Oregon trail and everything is basically the same.)

Fordiman
26
1 week ago

Which fucks me up (I'm the oldest millennial, or the youngest X'er, depending on what your boundary selection is). It's all the "kids these days" bullshit used to deflect the real reasons for failing businesses - which are always much more complex than "a demographic is fucking up".

Why everyone gotta hate on the young?

I mean, everyone starts out with that dumb look on their face, not really knowing what to do yet, being slightly oblivious to "urgent". That's just being a 20-something, whatever your generation. I remember being that guy, and getting over it as my soft skills improved. It's like expecting a 6 year old to grok two-digit multiplication out of the gate.

And that's never not been true: you gotta train people if you want useful people. Also never not been true: you gotta pay them what they need to survive, not what you feel like paying.

"Kids these days" has always been an excuse for the incompetence of the speaker - dating back to ancient Greece, and probably further. Old fuckers want far more respect for having gotten old than they were ever actually willing to give their elders.

UrbanDryad
19
1 week ago

Why everyone gotta hate on the young?

Boomers have two choices:

  • they can see the economic, environmental, and political reality facing their children and grandchildren take responsibility for being the ones that were in power while this mess was being created and admit they came of age in a time of bountiful prosperity which they squandered

  • they can blame all the current issues on kids these days being lazy

shineevee
15
1 week ago

I posted a screenshot the other day of a guy referring to himself as a millennial & someone responded with something like “A millennial? That guy looks like he’s in his 40s!”

I replied that...yeah...the oldest millennials are turning 39 this year depending on where you draw the line so....

Daefish
9
1 week ago

And yet, some of the most successful people I've met have been millennial who are starting their own business. Maybe I'm naive but I believe the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well and it exists within the younger generations.

loptopandbingo
7
1 week ago

It has to be. The job market sucks so bad that a lot of us are rolling the dice and starting our own businesses. If we gotta be poor, we might as well be doing what we want instead of putting up with some mealy-mouthed middle manager.

serious_sarcasm
2
1 week ago

What does it matter?

They bought all the land, and are either trying to sell it for inflated prices or becoming slum lords. That alone is going to fuck us for decades.

rarestbird
48
1 week ago

Well why did you fuckers do such a terrible job of raising your kids then?

I like my kid's generation, I think they're cool.

owenwilsonsdouble
27
1 week ago

As an older millennial, I fucking adore Gen Z. They have an energy and a creative optimism that none of the other 3 gens have. I'll always help them and look out for them when I can.

We actually took a chance and hired a guy who's 19, just two months ago. He didn't know anything about the field but I knew he could be trained up (you almost always need a degree for the job we do). He's amazing and everyone loves him.

jjjanuary
4
1 week ago

Yes--I'm impressed with Gen Z and I like them. I'm a millenial (33) and the younger generation makes me super hopeful.

Boomers... are the worst. And they constantly complain about messes they made.

RedditIsNeat0
8
1 week ago

Exactly. 65% of those people are children.

Robotman776
30
1 week ago

I KNOW that no one from any day and age would A) be sitting on a stone whilst some person pulls it (unless it’s a challenge)

B) Allow people to sit on a stone while they pulled it (unless it’s a challenge)

I’m sure if this boomer sat on the rock, he’d break it with the sheer amount of the beer he drank over the years.

Somerandom1922
27
1 week ago

Bitch, I just helped you send a fucking email so you wouldn't be liable for providing documents late.

stuffs_759
27
1 week ago

All they know is McDonalds, charge their phone, be bisexual, eat hot chip and lie

masterfountains
22
1 week ago

As a manager (and Gen Xer) I can say that I’ve had more lazy boomer employees than their millennial counterparts. I once had to write a boomer up for her complete lack of effort, she shrugged her shoulders and said ‘as long as I still get my government benefits I’ll be ok’. I’ve never had to write anyone of the millennial generation up for anything other than attendance. I’m extremely easygoing when it comes to disciplinary action, and I always try to get to the root cause of a performance issue. But with boomers it’s nearly impossible because of their sense of entitlement. I’ve also only ever known one boomer colleague that’s been the type to get his hands dirty with the rest of his crew. There’s lazy people and lazy managers everywhere, but from personal experience, the millennial work ethic is far, far superior from that of boomers.

rhymes_with_chicken
18
1 week ago

To be fair, I’m an IT freelancer and just witnessed an entire staff of panel 3 get fired 6 months ago. Seven or eight 20-30-somethings that just sat on their ass reading Facebook all day and literally saying shit like “that’s not my job”.

Got replaced with one GenX-er who was allowed to hire their own staff rather than hired by HR off of a spec sheet (HR got fired too).

I’ll say this: it’s much nicer to work there now.

Now, I’m not a crotchety old boomer. And, I’ve seen plenty of quality, hard working millennials. And, there are lazy fucks of every age group. I just thought it was funny to have just experienced the fallout of a literal panel 3.

That’s all. Downvote away.

Sentinel_Intel
3
1 week ago

Its def an IT thing. I have the same issues. I've fired 3 lazy 20 somethings now.

rhymes_with_chicken
3
1 week ago

It may be. I haven’t worked in an IT department in 20 years. The company I was referring to was a client of mine. It was the entire administration of the company that got let go. Only the president (who did the firing) and any retail/customer facing employees kept their job—and not all of those.

nowihaveredditmemes
15
1 week ago

Ok boomer pretty u cant even push your own fucking 80yr old car

kenda1l
13
1 week ago

I dunno about you, but most of the boomers I know have nicer and newer cars than I do.

purexplosive
11
1 week ago

Already seen this... On my dad's Facebook sadly.

jstyler
3
1 week ago

God I've seen this and i get it

spanky842026
3
1 week ago

Child of mine, shouldn't you be getting ready for school?

BrokenEye3
12
1 week ago

Please stop reposting this

airs_999
9
1 week ago

Past generations are now asking us for help to fight for democracy, and my generation is leading and fighting with Shields, sticks and stones, against people armed with dynamite and machetes, It depends on the situation of the country, so that a generation is weak or not

Coastal_Bull
11
1 week ago

I'm Gen X actually but I work with alot of "Boomers" and Millennials. Millennials like to talk and plan ALOT but they rarely get shit done. Boomers get shit done but never have a strategic plan to stop it from happening again and again.

owenwilsonsdouble
3
1 week ago

I kinda know what you mean, but IME it only works for simple discrete tasks - and once they do it, they can't change.

Sometimes just doing the fucking task is what's needed, but I've seen that backfire big time - lots of money and resource wasted because of a lack of planning.

whichonespinkterran
6
1 week ago

Just respond. “Yeah you’ve been doing this for a long time and somehow I’m still better than your obsolete ass.”

I_cut_my_own_jib
6
1 week ago

As someone born in 1991, my superior mind finds great joy in laughing at you lazy 1992+ peasants.

JaniceinGlass
4
1 week ago

Hate all this ageism shit...Boomer here. Some people are useless blobs of humanity, age not withstanding.

Dyl_pickle00
6
1 week ago

People born in 1992 just don't understand the hard-ships and level of perseverance of the people born in 1991

_i_draw_bad_
6
1 week ago

Ok Boomer. Maybe if you didn't destroy the unions by voting for Reagan we wouldn't have this situation

Ilbutters
6
1 week ago

11 million millennial jokes and articles about us being sensitive snowflakes, we say "OK boomer" for a week and look what happens already. We're getting a think piece on divisive language. Maybe cyber bullying boomers is the solution to everything.

usingastupidiphone
6
1 week ago

The funny thing with old people and boomer humor especially is this incredibly arrogance when they include themselves in the “hardworking, good morals, intelligent, tough as nails” regardless of reality. There are worthless or stupid or awful people in every generation.

To all older people, even people my age:

You earn respect, you do not deserve it. You deserve basic decency and politeness but so does everyone else.

SpamShot5
3
1 week ago

This doesnt fit here

Galle_
1
1 week ago

"Everyone born after 1992 is a lazy parasite" is insane.

blondebiscuit
4
1 week ago

The level of irony in this

Roggie77
5
1 week ago

I actually agreed with the first two panes and was like "what is wrong with this"

Then I scrolled down.

keepinithamsta
5
1 week ago

Third panel should be inflation, they boomers got theirs and everyone born after 1980 is trying to figure out how to earn a living wage.

mr_friend_computer
6
1 week ago

you know, the funniest thing as an X is that once again.... we just dont give a crap about these arguments. The forgotten generation has become the invisible generation.

DukeDimanche
5
1 week ago

They're just using the vantage point to watch for approaching school shooters.

Nothing wrong with being prepared.

bthmh
5
1 week ago

As a representative of generation X, I should point out that we really do appreciate being left out of this whole thing. Thank you.

yeredditmans
4
1 week ago

Well I mean yeah half of those are gonna be kids so

joevilla1369
5
1 week ago

I was born in 92 and have more than plenty of times carried these fucking boomers like in the last pic at the bottom. And after all that they still have the nerve to say shit like "Been doing this 30 years" and "Even though im wrong ive been doing it longer than you so im right".

Modsblow
5
1 week ago

Bumour.

Nicesockscuz
4
1 week ago

They think they're pulling all the weight because they're slow and inefficient

depthandbloom
4
1 week ago

As someone born in 1990, I'm offended, because I'd much rather be sitting on that crate than doing any work.

x1wagner
4
1 week ago

They left out the part where the Boomer asks why their computer browsers are infested with viruses offering "free singles in their area." Also, "how do I work this?"

crankkpad
4
1 week ago

As a '93 born I hereby declare to be offended. I demand to change this to '94

Also we demand a shrubbery.

DudeWheresThePorn
2
1 week ago

Leaders born after 1992 literally do not exist.

bettorworse
4
1 week ago

Thanks, Great Recession.

ProfessionalChair2
3
1 week ago

Gen Xer that leads Millenials, Boomers, and Gen Xers. Generations have nothing to do with work ethic but, I'll be honest, I find the Millenials tend to be more entitled. Sorry, reddit.

Lockerkid
2
1 week ago

"Lol people born in the 90's are so lazy hahaha"

"Okay boomer."

"Wow wtf ageist much?"

foamyx
3
1 week ago

As an old fart, I don’t get what importance the year in which you were born has. It’s not like you have a choice there. You’re either lucky to be here or you’re not. I don’t think anyone is particularly lazy, entitled (unless they’re taught to be), or any other negative trait. You can find that crap in any age range. Don’t even have to look that hard.

Times change. I find that my opinions are more likely to change nowadays, as I age. Things that I was locked in on, when I was younger are, well, changing. Adapt or become a curmudgeon. I know some bitter people—of all ages. I’m friends with some really cool people, again, of all ages. Just be kind and try and be a benefit to others (and yourself). Stand your ground when you have to, and admit and realize when you’re wrong. It happens more often than you’d like to acknowledge. Change is the one constant. Kinda like death and taxes. No one likes any of those things, but there it is.

DrXenoZillaTrek
3
1 week ago

Fuck both sides of this bullshit. I'm a boomer and have people I deeply admire both 20 years younger and 20 years older than me. No generation has anything over or under another.

DTG_58
3
1 week ago

As someone who keeps having to babysit the 40 year old entry level hires the company I work for keeps making I can tell you that age doesn’t make a difference in work ethic or intelligence

Vlaed
3
1 week ago

I saw this on LinkedIn a few days ago and it was full of boomers praising it. Anyone saying it wasn't accurate was called a snowflake or "It's meme, why are you triggered?"

sn0w52
3
1 week ago

You call this boomer humor but that’s just the one guy scared to fail the group project. Don’t be out here making like this doesn’t apply to all of us

drakeonaplane
3
1 week ago

Must be a shitty leader if they can't get others to help them.

PeterCarpet
3
1 week ago

Ah thank goodness I was born in 1991

goldheadsnakebird
3
1 week ago

In my experience the people being pulled have said “fuck it” and given up because they’ve told the boomer pulling the cart that there are several much more effective ways to pull the cart but he insists on doing it “the way it’s always been done” and any suggestion of critical thinking or multitasking on the issue is considered lazy corner cutting by boomer.

Susan-stoHelit
3
1 week ago

That looks accurate.

A pretentious Boomer insisting on doing it the hard way, while millennials work on using laptops, communication and phones to do the work more efficiently.

niceworkbuddy
2
1 week ago

Is there reddit for that type of humour?

AngryPB
6
1 week ago

r/boomershumor is for cartoons but idk

Linklewinkle
2
1 week ago

Leading us into financial ruin maybe lmao

The_Cold_Fish_Mob
2
1 week ago

If the boomers are pulling the block, anyone born after 92 are the logs being crushed underneath it.

kensho28
2
1 week ago

My dad paid for his entire medical school with a summer job. I had to leave state just to find a full time job.

SethTheDonutSpider
2
1 week ago

Yep... that's some real boomer shit!

TroubadourCeol
2
1 week ago

this is just disgustingly masturbatory

Tsupernami
2
1 week ago

I was born in 1991 and am very lazy. I don't know which panel I fit into

marzagg
2
1 week ago

Reality is that’s us pulling the boomers with our taxes and their pensions

NRA_IS_TERRORISM
2
1 week ago

VCR flashing midnight intensifies.

danc4498
2
1 week ago

That's just poor leadership

Anduno
2
1 week ago

I'm 30 and have been hiring and managing for a valet company for about 7-8 years. So I'm not a Boomer, but the work ethic of MOST 20 somethings has drastically decreased in the last 2-3 years. There are still good ones that come through but I'm talking from firsthand experience. I still work plenty of shifts with them as well as office work. Downvote away lol.

whichonespinkterran
2
1 week ago

Slide one - man they are so close to enlightenment.

dasparadies123
2
1 week ago

What if I was born in 1992? Am I a boomer? 😱

Tudpool
2
1 week ago

Well shit guys I was born in 1997. Does this mean I can fuck about and do nothing at work all day?

LessGrosman
2
1 week ago

I could lead this dick to your wife's pussy! BOOM! mic drop

[deleted]
2
1 week ago

So... a shitty leader who can't actually rally their troops to join them? Sounds about right.

iTroLowElo
2
1 week ago

Why 1992 I’m guessing whoever made this was born in 91?

4sks
2
1 week ago

I think boomers forget there were losers back then who couldn't hold jobs, just like there are losers today who cant hold jobs

autthespot93
2
1 week ago

I genuinely was born in 1993 and the two people who are over 40 in my kiosk have to be carried by me and my lead who is 2 years younger than me, so this hits home on a whole other 'ok boomer' level 😂

InwardXenon
2
1 week ago

Ah yes, because people aged around 27 and below are literally incapable of doing anything for themselves. /s

kayy_21
2
1 week ago

The pioneers used to ride those babies for miles

MacrossX
2
1 week ago

add another panel where a boomer leader is pulling one direction and everyone else is pulling on the other side.

Lucifers_Friend
2
1 week ago

How is this "insane"? I dont get this sub.

Oxenfurt
2
1 week ago

Ok boomer

Evilsj
2
1 week ago

I'm offended by this. I was born in 89 and I'm lazy as shit!

uthinkther4uam
2
1 week ago

I was born in 91.

Fuck yeah i’m safe. Goddamn Millennials and Zoomers!

Lachrondizzle23
2
1 week ago

Good job spelling humour correctly

IronDan357
2
1 week ago

You ever seen the version of this where the third one is "engineer" and he's just moving it with a pickup truck?

dogboyboy
2
1 week ago
KaosEngine
2
1 week ago

In real life, who moves shit like that to begin with?

ebleuds
2
1 week ago

Zoom out. It's a cliff.

EricLassard
2
1 week ago

I’m lazy and born before 1992. I am ahead of my time.

FoolsGoldDogApe
2
1 week ago

That's a pretty rubbish leader.

megamanxoxo
2
1 week ago

1990 bby.. gen z is fcked; millenials are the perfect generation \s

now where's my avocado toast??

Boldly_Go_Where
2
1 week ago

Looks like someone has a grandson that they don't like. Good thing I was born in 1991

tias
2
1 week ago

If you are doing all the work yourself then you are not a leader. This is leadership 101.

therealrickdickerson
2
1 week ago

//me blowing the boomers minds in my office because I showed them alt+tab to switch windows Yeah, the boomers are definitely pulling our weight

vivaciousbagel
2
1 week ago

Made me roll my eyes-

gg.

gorodos
2
1 week ago

"Leader in real life" is actually "Leader who shouldn't be a leader". I was this guy running a restaurant for awhile. I was a do it myself so it gets done right kinda guy, which is poison for everyone. I very slowly learned that everyone is willing to help if you know how to approach them. Literally everyone.

PS, the young people I worked with were much harder workers overall than the older bitter folks I worked with. There's always exceptions, but the idea that the current youth generation is lazy I think is some world class projecting.

FluffyWuffyVolibear
2
1 week ago

I've literally never seen a Boomer post or say anything like this in my life

pritikina
2
1 week ago

This can be said about any generation or large sets of people. Slackers and do-nothings aren't relegated to millennials or Gen-Z or Gen-X, etc.

nickmakhno
2
1 week ago

Reverse the labels on the last one and it's what goes on at my job. Millennial workforce does all the work, Boomer director throws out some ideas and does no part to make them happen then leaves before noon. He makes double our hourly.

Josef_Joris
2
1 week ago