“i do not have a husband or kids, never did; i eat at my desk (small office, everybody's schedule is different); can't dress like a kid - those outfits don't fit me anymore; my age does entitle me to do as i please - i know my job - i do it and then i leave - albeit a bit early; finally, i don't like change - i don't have the iphone for example; i don't text; you can reach me by phone (i do have a cell, my co-workers call it a 'tin box'), by email, by fax; i've kept up with technology where necessary - scanning, converting, uploading, etc. The kids today don't have any work ethic and it is a shame.”
APMOTRBC on May 20, 2014 at 16:24:12
“I have three sons, aged 20, 20 and 24. They all work very hard. I run a non-profit which has a dedicated youth board aged 11-24 with over 20 members every single year. The kids I know are working incredibly hard to complete their studies, to earn some money for the future AND to give back to their communities.
I've worked since I was 16 years old. I'm 52 now.
You may not actually be around enough "kids today" to make a true judgment. I see the millennials as being much more enjoyable, authentic and transparent to be around than either the boomers (by far my least favorite generation ever) and the the Gen Xers (of which I consider myself one although technically I'm a boomer).”
OlderWoman on May 20, 2014 at 10:46:11
“Excellent Stella. I'm with you, however, I do have an iPhone (it was a gift). What do I do with it. . .use it as a phone, periodically check my home email and, of course, check HuffPo when I'm on the road.”
noaxe397 on May 20, 2014 at 10:40:02
“Agree 100%, Stella. The way kids today run out and buy the latest gadget, whether they need it or not, reminds of how people 50-60 years ago ran out to buy the latest model automobile because it had a bold new grill or was "longer, lower, wider" than the previous model. You do have me beat, however; I don't have a cell phone. That means my boss can't call me at 7AM on Saturday or 9PM at home.”