Why is it that new generation people have a harder time getting a job, then the older generation?
It's got to be down to their attitude when it comes to work. Not so sure that older people find it easier to find work, maybe they aren't so fussy.
It may seem that way sometimes but as a member of the over 50 set I can tell you it's just as harder for us. After you pass 50 you're more likely to be laid off because they can hire younger, less experienced workers to do the job for less money and with lower health insurance costs. I have had interviewers ask me point blank why they should hire me when they could hire 2 twenty-somethings for the same cost. It's hard for everyone in the Post Obama world, not just young people. Only time and hard work by a lot of people will fix it. In the meantime, we all suffer.
I think this is partly due to the fact that, the older generation was busy building for the future, however, the way technology has progressed in the last decade or so most of the wealth created, remain in the hands of the few, and they are holding on to it,
I would chalk that up to two different reasons. First, it was easier to get a job a few decades ago. Since then, many "American" companies have moved overseas or are only willing to pay for cheap labor. Also, college/vocational training is virtually required nowadays. Technology has taken many jobs away from those who have only a HS diploma. The second reason is the sense of entitlement. Many are not compelled to get a job because it is much easier to live off of the government. Those on state aid certainly have a steadier paycheck than I and don't even have to pay for health insurance that is better than what I get through my employer. It is these entitlements which make some people think that if they make too much money, they will lose their "benefits." Rather than better themselves, they would rather maitain that steady government check.
The older generation has more experience in their resumes making them more attractive to employers because they would have to spend less time training them.
Expectations! From working with unemployed youth for a number of years our discussions often covered work goals and their expectations. On numerous occasions they believed they should be paid more than their skills and experience warranted. Unfortunately they had little or no understanding of the Industrial Awards (Australia) for each position they may attain. They also expressed a skewed understanding of "workplace hierarchy". There was only one step in their mind and that was the TOP. However, when they did attain work it was usually hospitality, retail or warehousing. There were grumbles about the rate of pay and duties they had to perform. Imagine having to clean and maintain a work station. On the other hand I know many young people who have applied themselves to jobs and have worked their way into supervisory roles.
The older generation generally had more difficult parents and more social demands. They are better at having conversations with people and they also know how to wait patiently.
The new generation is from the electronic age. They want everything now. They don't like to wait and become impatient. Also communication person-to-person is fading. They use texting, facebook, tweeting, etc. They are typically unaware of the art of speech and most of them have what I like to call an orange personality. They enjoy partying and being with other people more than remaining in school.
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