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Old 05-16-2020, 23:50   #1
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Won't pick up a stack of folding money......

I can't sigh hard enough to convey my dismay with the generation of kids today that are +/- 20 yrs old.

Thursday evening my Plant Manager stopped by and told me that me & my best guy could work tonight if we wanted some OT.

Having material needs and luxury desires I saw this as a reward as in the boss throwing a stack of money at my feet that I could have for the picking up.....our jobs ARE NOT DIFFICULT.

I told him "HELL YES i'll be there and i'll ask if he wants to come in too !!"

Thursday & Friday nights both, told me "i'll be there.....that's too much $ to pass up"........

Well i'll be dipped in chyt if 1 hour before shift time, didn't text me this......." Hey man, imma hang at the house wit my wife & kid tonite....my thumb be irritating me, gotta do something about it.....jus wanted to text you & let you know"
Walking right around the stack of folding money the PM tossed at his feet.

I got my 8 hrs so i'm not pissed.....but this kid has had a chip on his shoulder ever since he missed last months bonus for not turning in 40 hr. weeks (plainly stated requirement in the handbook).
Before missing his bonus he was averaging 28 hr weeks, now he's working 40 and is mad as a wet hornet about it.

This guy is 19, has a wife that works for min. wage & an 8 month old baby, has just moved into an expensive apartment and wants to buy an SUV soon.....always worried about how their $ is going to work out, and spends it like a drunk.....sailor.

Odd how SOME kids that age are responsible adults.......and some are obviously spoiled kids.

Thanks for letting me rant.....again......I feel better now.

Edit to add:........This is the same kid that I stuck my neck out & got onto payroll (from temp status) during a hiring freeze so he'd make good $ and have some benefits.
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You do you're best to set the example these days, but you cannot make them follow it. Nothing you can do about that, just keep showing the way and sooner or later someone will see it.

In the last 20 years or so I've worked few motivated young folks. Damn few, but they're out there. If I find one I try to pour what I can into them, otherwise I generally find it's a waste of time to even try.

When we're gone from manufacturing and the kids pick up the reigns we're pretty well f'ked as a country.
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Motivated young folks, sadly, use labor jobs as step-stones toward their eventual goal jobs / careers.
I've had a few over the years too.....shame they don't stick around for more than a year or 2.
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Extra bucks is always good. I work extra hours when required. I get paid for every one of them but don't get time and a half. Not everyone has the same work ethic these days.
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A good example of why a majority in this country live paycheck to paycheck and have no savings or retirement funds and are in debt up to their eyeballs.
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Well hell, I thought I'd chime in after being laid off for a couple months on this thread, as I was called back to work last week. I've been collecting real good unemployment, over a thousand dollars a week, crazy, right?

Here's the rub, when the plant manager called me and asked me to come back he told me that if I didn't want to he wouldn't say anything and let me go through the summer on unemployment. I said if I did that, sat home, and focused on paying stuff off I could retire at the end of summer... I thought hard about it for a minute and said when do you want me, thinking I had a week or two. He said Monday, that was last Friday.

Sh!t I thought... retirement at the end of summer... two months of sitting around the house, yeah, I could get used to this. He said think about it, and I drove home. By the time I reached the house I was thinking that there's some 20,000,000 people I'm competing with for a job, America is in shambles, we're at war, and I'm getting fat, hell yes you're going back to work!

Make America Great Again... I can't help do that sitting on my arse collecting government money...

I'm not patting myself on the back, no need, they did that at work, rather just pointing out the sort of behavior that it will take to get us out of this, getting into the harness, pulling your share...stuffing bullets into magazines... ridding ourselves of lowlife thugs who are trying to destroy our lifestyle, there's much to be done if we wish to be successfull!
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I'm not patting myself on the back, no need, they did that at work, rather just pointing out the sort of behavior that it will take to get us out of this, getting into the harness, pulling your share...stuffing bullets into magazines... ridding ourselves of lowlife thugs who are trying to destroy our lifestyle, there's much to be done if we wish to be successfull!

"...stuffing bullets into magazines, ridding ourselves of lowlife thugs..."



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told y'all he's an alphabet agency plant.........
heeeeeres your proof
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