So often we see the terms "millennial" and "snowflake," in reference to what we are witnessing across the nation's college campuses, where what is said meets demands for speech police, what is worn is called "racist" or receives accusations of "culture appropriation," what groups you belong to, who you choose to speak in your groups, are all subject to protests, claims of victimhood, the need for "trigger warnings" or a safe place to hide from any opinion that they disagree with.
Well I have some bad news for those of that grew up understanding that when we became "adults" we were expected to become self-sufficient and responsible." Now millennials have redefined the word "adult" meaning they can "self-identify" as one when they have "moved out of their parents’ home, have a job, and pay their own bills."
It is very interesting to note the justification that the Abodo writer attempts to give for the reason so many millennials live at home, in their conclusion, which blames "high rents" stating millennials aren't earning as much as their parents did when they were the same age.
Additionally, wages aren’t increasing at the same rate as rents. In all of the cities we examined — MSAs with more than 1 million residents — Millennials living at home earned a median monthly income of $1,121 — nearly $1,000 less than the median monthly income of all Millennials, which was $2,023. Do they earn less because they don’t need to be paying rent? Or are they staying with parents because median rents account for nearly their entire paycheck?
I call foul, they just offered a false choice, because other information shows exactly why millennials tend to earn less than their parents did in relation to rent or mortgage, and it is called a work ethic or in their case a lack of one.
MILLENNIALS ARE SNOWFLAKES
Job-Hopping: Perhaps the fact that millennials have an average "job tenure" of two years before hopping along to another job, should be factored in to why they are not earning enough to support themselves. Generally pay raises occur according to time on the job and job performance, so job hopping every couple of years, tends to effect the amount of money brought in monthly.
Demands: Perhaps also a millennials insistence that they get a "say in how things are run," might have something to do with the fact that they don't move up in the company as fast as they desire. Those of us that had to go out and support ourselves at 18-21 understood, and still do, that when you work for someone else, they rule, they are the bosses, they make the decisions on how companies are run. If millennials want that right, they should go start their companies and be the boss....but wait, they can't! They can't even afford to leave Mommy and Daddy yet!
In that same article after it states that millennials also think "their managers could learn a few things from them." Really? They walk into a job with no experience except the snowflakism they learn in college and think that rather than sitting down and shutting up and being trained to do the job they are hired to do, that they should be teaching the bosses or managers?
Millennials don’t like being told how to do their work or when to do it. They rate flexibility as their number one concern, rating it above even health care coverage.
Anybody else seeing why millennials cannot seem to make enough money to move away from home? It reminds me of the parody video on a millennial job interview, yet after reading the latest millennial news and especially how they are "rewriting career rules," it doesn't seem to be parody at all.
EMPLOYERS TAKING A STAND
Rather than allowing these little cupcakes to "rewrite career rules," employers need to take a stand, demand that the employee fit into their company, not change their procedures and requirements in order to fit the employees demands.
One employer has done just that. His name is Kyle Reyes and he is CEO of The Silent Marketing Partner. He has designed a "snowflake survey" which has triggered millennial snowflakes all across the country and has gotten him interviewed multiple times on television.
His belief is simple as he states in an article he wrote at New Boston Post, where he says "The truth of it – that nobody talks about – is that you need to fit the culture of a company or it’s just not going to work out. " He calls his snowflake test a "filtering process," and includes a few examples out of the 30 questions that are part of his test, which he says are going to "give HR managers and the PC Police night sweats."
Outside of standard benefits, what benefits should a company offer employees?
What are your feelings about employees or clients carrying guns?
What are your feelings about safe spaces in challenging work environments?
Should “trigger warnings” be issued before we release content for clients or the company that might be considered “controversial”?
How do you feel about police?
When was the last time you cried and why?
What are your thoughts on the current college environment as it pertains to a future workforce?
What does “faith” mean to you?
You see someone stepping on an American Flag. What happens next?
This is the same man that in April of 2016, wrote "An open letter to college crybabies from a CEO," which explained a few facts of life to college students about what to expect when they entered the real world, including that "Excuses might fly in college, but they’re NOT going to fly when we’re paying you to actually get things done," and "The only safe place is your home," and "There is no such thing as 'free'," and "Success is hard work."
Interestingly the publication allowed two reader responses, one from a female snowflake who basically attempts to explain why she is a snowflake, and an activist, then plays the victim card by asking "Why do you view millennials with such detest and hatred?"
Then another response from a young man who explains that he and his brother work full time, manage to do all their school work and classes, and states there are still "some of us who are still unwussified."
Question to readers after reading both of those responses.... If you were an employers like Mr. Reyes, which of those two would you hire and which would you show the door?
Every employer in America that is not a millennial snowflake themselves, should be "filtering" their potential employees like Mr. Reyes is, rather than allowing these little snowflakes to demand changes in hours, work conditions and work ethics, otherwise America is doomed.
Below is a Fox and Friends interview with Reyes from March 15, 2017.
The original November 2016 video discussed above with over 5 million views is below.