Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 4 1 2 3 4
Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: John_Kunkel] #2564097
10/14/18 10:03 PM
10/14/18 10:03 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,760
Prospect, PA
BSB67 Offline
master
BSB67  Offline
master

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,760
Prospect, PA
Originally Posted By John_Kunkel
Next you'll teach them to use a slide rule.


This too. Just think how much better we would all be if we knew how to use an abacus.

Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: feets] #2564100
10/14/18 10:06 PM
10/14/18 10:06 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,125
Sobieski Wi
B
bee1971 Offline
top fuel
bee1971  Offline
top fuel
B

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,125
Sobieski Wi
Why do parents today (Don’t have kids)

Allow there kids to live with them until there say mid twenties ?

I have ten guys that work for me in my dept , five of them still live at home in there twenties

One is 25 , another 27

Decent kids , I mean adults , I mean

And don’t get me on the hiring process and interviews with this younger generation
Yikes


1971 Dodge Charger Superbee
2011 Ram Sport 1500 Quad Cab Deep Water Blue Loaded
Siberian Huskies
Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: feets] #2564107
10/14/18 10:13 PM
10/14/18 10:13 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 14,651
up yours
S
Supercuda Offline
I want my mommy!!
Supercuda  Offline
I want my mommy!!
S

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 14,651
up yours
A parents job is to get their kid's the best start in life they can. My youngest daughter stayed at home while she was going to college, it was easier on all out wallets doing that. The two older ones didn't.

Once college was over though...

Still got my son at home, but he's only 13.


They say there are no such thing as a stupid question.
They say there is always the exception that proves the rule.
Don't be the exception.
Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: feets] #2564130
10/14/18 10:47 PM
10/14/18 10:47 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 18,360
...to Paradise from ParaICE !
Doc Fiberglass Offline
New title coming soon...
Doc Fiberglass  Offline
New title coming soon...

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 18,360
...to Paradise from ParaICE !
I know a couple of these .... totally clueless on true financial management. I younger couple I know ... They both make around 100k$ NET .., they are spending about 110 !


...... from being a Fine FlapperGlas Fabricator to now a full time beach bum and part-time dirt-farmer - tending a small up-north Meeeeechigan purchased aPpLe orchard !
Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: bee1971] #2564212
10/15/18 01:19 AM
10/15/18 01:19 AM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,017
State of Jefferson
hooziewhatsit Offline
master
hooziewhatsit  Offline
master

Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,017
State of Jefferson
Originally Posted By bee1971
Why do parents today (Don’t have kids)

Allow there kids to live with them until there say mid twenties ?

I have ten guys that work for me in my dept , five of them still live at home in there twenties

One is 25 , another 27

Decent kids , I mean adults , I mean

And don’t get me on the hiring process and interviews with this younger generation
Yikes


Short answer: look at beginning salaries compared to the price of houses in your area. Things aren't like they are 20+ years ago.


If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: chrisf] #2564252
10/15/18 04:46 AM
10/15/18 04:46 AM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 294
Phila
P
PhillyRag Offline
enthusiast
PhillyRag  Offline
enthusiast
P

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 294
Phila
Not to mention Writing/Grammar skills. I'm sure many will become the "Bestest" engineers they can be in the future.

Thanx to company ads like: Little Caesars EXTRA MOST BESTEST Pizza TV Commercial.

Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: PhillyRag] #2564256
10/15/18 05:25 AM
10/15/18 05:25 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,663
the frozen wastes...
Pale_Roader Offline
Swears too much
Pale_Roader  Offline
Swears too much

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,663
the frozen wastes...
Originally Posted By PhillyRag
Not to mention Writing/Grammar skills. I'm sure many will become the "Bestest" engineers they can be in the future.

Thanx to company ads like: Little Caesars EXTRA MOST BESTEST Pizza TV Commercial.


Millennials dont corner the market on this, older people do. ALL generations suck at this, but at very least, the millennials haven't had decades to learn, or decades to fix their mistakes.

Jesus... did i just defend millennials? Wow... slow day...

Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: Supercuda] #2564257
10/15/18 05:28 AM
10/15/18 05:28 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,663
the frozen wastes...
Pale_Roader Offline
Swears too much
Pale_Roader  Offline
Swears too much

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,663
the frozen wastes...
Originally Posted By Supercuda
My 13 year old son can read an analog clock, been able to do so since before kindergarten.

For all of you decrying this generation's inability to do things just remember who didn't bother to teach them how to do it. That would be your generation there. Educating kids is as much a parents job as it is a school's, more so if you ask me. All four of my kids could read, write and do arithmetic before they started kindergarten. Read clocks, too.


This is it exactly.

I'd say my kids wont enter kindergarten without knowing how to read, write, do math, tell time, and all the basics ov life... but there is no way in hell i'd ever put my kids into the indoctrination system. I was disgusted enough with North American "education" 15-20 years ago, before this hyper-liberal disease swept the continent. No chance. Home school all the way.

Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: Supercuda] #2564264
10/15/18 07:14 AM
10/15/18 07:14 AM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,191
Oakdale CT
gdonovan Offline
master
gdonovan  Offline
master

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,191
Oakdale CT
Originally Posted By Supercuda
What's saddest is that too many of those that know are sitting around talking about it rather than passing along the knowledge.

Next time you see a millennial that cannot wire a lamp, or drive a stick, or whatever "necessary" skill you feel they are lacking instead of complaining about it teach them.



I have a 26 year old assistant at work, young man has enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge. This week I brought my welder into work to do some repairs and taught him the basics of mig-welding. Turned him loose with some scrap steel for a half hour. Few months ago taught him to do disc brakes when the company truck needed a set, he did his own Honda the following month.

Good people are out there, just need to be recognized and nurtured.




"I think its got a hemi"
Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: hooziewhatsit] #2564269
10/15/18 08:11 AM
10/15/18 08:11 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,497
jersey
S
Spaceman Spiff Offline
master
Spaceman Spiff  Offline
master
S

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,497
jersey
Originally Posted By hooziewhatsit
Originally Posted By bee1971
Why do parents today (Don’t have kids)

Allow there kids to live with them until there say mid twenties ?

I have ten guys that work for me in my dept , five of them still live at home in there twenties

One is 25 , another 27

Decent kids , I mean adults , I mean

And don’t get me on the hiring process and interviews with this younger generation
Yikes


Short answer: look at beginning salaries compared to the price of houses in your area. Things aren't like they are 20+ years ago.


When did kids moving out require them to still live in the same area?


526 cubes of angry wedge, pushbutton shifted, 9 passenger killer!
Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: Spaceman Spiff] #2564286
10/15/18 09:44 AM
10/15/18 09:44 AM
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,790
Sanbornville,NH
KGorney Offline
top fuel
KGorney  Offline
top fuel

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,790
Sanbornville,NH
This reminds me of my trip to Home Depot last week. This is not a joke or bash fiction, this was my actual experience.
I picked up 5 2x8x8 studs and brought them to the young, early twenties girl working the cash register. The tags on the end were stapled through the center of the barcode so the scanner could not read them. No fault of hers, poor stock labeling. However, she proceeded to refer to the lumber price sheet to determine the correct code to type in.
She was having considerable trouble when she turned to look at a young, early twenties guy leaning against the counter behind her and asked "How many feet is 96 inches?"
He rolled his eyes toward the ceiling and started to concentrate as he uttered "Ummmmm...".
Once I was over my initial disbelief at what I was witnessing, I offered "96 inches is 8 feet. Divide 96 inches by 12 which is how many inches are in a foot."
She looked at me amazed and said "Really, it's 8 feet? Ok, so 2x8x96 is a 2x8x8 right?"


Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: bee1971] #2564289
10/15/18 10:30 AM
10/15/18 10:30 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,131
NO RUST IN AZ!!!
A
azmopar Offline
I Live Here
azmopar  Offline
I Live Here
A

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,131
NO RUST IN AZ!!!
Originally Posted By bee1971
Our diesel truck for fueling ground equipment at the airport is a manual trans

I actually enjoy teaching these teens and mid twenties , actually entertaining when they come to a sudden stop

And then when I have a phone question , trust me they know , they really know everything


I just bought a new Jeep Renegade with the 1.4 Turbo and Six speed manual

I love it , so smoooooth and torque y

Now I don’t have to worry about burrowing it to anyone


I have a VW bug for sale, guy came last night to look at it,with his dad he is 18, said he wanted it SPECIFICALLY because it is a stick, hes not driven one and wants to learn to drive it and work on a classic car. I was proud of him, hes coming today with cash up


70 Challenger Convertible 340 six pak CLONE?
70 Duster real FM3 car
65 Dart Charger FOR SALE

#NONIKESEVER


A Real man aint afraid to drive PINK!!!!

67 Plymouth Valiant PILOT CAR 273 Commando 4 spd

Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: hooziewhatsit] #2564291
10/15/18 10:35 AM
10/15/18 10:35 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,757
East Aurora (Buffalo) NY
RoadRunner Offline
master
RoadRunner  Offline
master

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,757
East Aurora (Buffalo) NY
Originally Posted By hooziewhatsit
Originally Posted By bee1971
Why do parents today (Don’t have kids)

Allow there kids to live with them until there say mid twenties ?

I have ten guys that work for me in my dept , five of them still live at home in there twenties

One is 25 , another 27

Decent kids , I mean adults , I mean

And don’t get me on the hiring process and interviews with this younger generation
Yikes


Short answer: look at beginning salaries compared to the price of houses in your area. Things aren't like they are 20+ years ago.


Why does everyone think these "kids" should be buying houses in nice areas? I stayed at home for most of college. But once I hit grad school, I was out on my own. Had very little money so lived in a little dumpy apartment in a so-so neighborhood with a friend who was trying to save money (he was a career airforce and just got to the area). Did that for a few years until I started working. Then I still rented small places that were in my means.


68 Road Runner (383/4speed, post car w/decor pkg)
69 Road Runner w/472 Hemi & 4 speed.
70 Challenger R/T SE EF8 w/ V9J, U - A32 - Major Project
Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: feets] #2564326
10/15/18 11:43 AM
10/15/18 11:43 AM
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,837
MI Allegan county
2
2boltmain Offline
master
2boltmain  Offline
master
2

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,837
MI Allegan county
I have a 22 year old daughter. We speak often about responsibility. I told her if a young person goes to college and learns something that will make them a great living- that's awesome! But if said youngster does not go to college or trade school or apprentice …..Then the only chance at a job (with a HS diploma only) that provides insurance and decent pay will be in manufacturing. In my town of Holland MI there are tons of MFGRs and the pay/benefits range from good to fantastic. But getting older- living at home while working part time at a coffee shop or Big Lots is a recipe for disaster. She agrees with me but many of her friends dropped out of college, work at Old Navy part time and hate anybody who owns a house and can take a weeks paid vacation.

Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: Soopernaut] #2564327
10/15/18 11:47 AM
10/15/18 11:47 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 27,337
Irving, TX
feets Offline OP
Senior Management
feets  Offline OP
Senior Management

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 27,337
Irving, TX
Originally Posted By Soopernaut
I bet next time this student will know exactly how to use an analog thermometer. It did not say how many students were present and how many of them knew how to read the thermometers already.



He had another student that was failing because he never turned in homework. The student told him that he did all the but didn't know he was supposed to turn it in.

Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: GoodysGotaCuda] #2564333
10/15/18 11:52 AM
10/15/18 11:52 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 27,337
Irving, TX
feets Offline OP
Senior Management
feets  Offline OP
Senior Management

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 27,337
Irving, TX
Originally Posted By GoodysGotaCuda
millennials are all idiots frog How dare their parents not teach them basic things.



Shaddap youse!


Stinkin Millennials! Can't teach 'em nuthin!


tonguue

Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: feets] #2564336
10/15/18 12:00 PM
10/15/18 12:00 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 10,363
north of coder
moparx Offline
Dreaming of implants
moparx  Offline
Dreaming of implants

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 10,363
north of coder
i keep forgetting everything was taught. am i a millionlenny ? shruggy
beer

Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: feets] #2564341
10/15/18 12:05 PM
10/15/18 12:05 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 2,055
ohio
R
ruderunner Offline
top fuel
ruderunner  Offline
top fuel
R

Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 2,055
ohio
Re vacation and salary. Not just millennials, my wife was the same way. Would work part time jobs for minimum wage and get upset. Change jobs and start over. Never staying anywhere long enough to accumulate vacation and raises.

Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: RoadRunner] #2564357
10/15/18 12:32 PM
10/15/18 12:32 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,368
USA, MI
MarkM Offline
Worthy
MarkM  Offline
Worthy

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,368
USA, MI
Originally Posted By RoadRunner
Originally Posted By hooziewhatsit
Originally Posted By bee1971
Why do parents today (Don’t have kids)

Allow there kids to live with them until there say mid twenties ?

I have ten guys that work for me in my dept , five of them still live at home in there twenties

One is 25 , another 27

Decent kids , I mean adults , I mean

And don’t get me on the hiring process and interviews with this younger generation
Yikes


Short answer: look at beginning salaries compared to the price of houses in your area. Things aren't like they are 20+ years ago.


Why does everyone think these "kids" should be buying houses in nice areas? I stayed at home for most of college. But once I hit grad school, I was out on my own. Had very little money so lived in a little dumpy apartment in a so-so neighborhood with a friend who was trying to save money (he was a career airforce and just got to the area). Did that for a few years until I started working. Then I still rented small places that were in my means.


I stayed home until I was 26. Finished college, good career job, no debt, etc. Went right into a starter home in a decent side of town for a couple years and bought a nice place thereafter. I've got no problem with my kids being with me until that age so as long as they're moving forward. I'll never understand the right of passage of making your kids live in a $@#%hole.

Last edited by MarkM; 10/15/18 12:34 PM.
Re: We're in so much trouble... [Re: feets] #2564358
10/15/18 12:32 PM
10/15/18 12:32 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,969
Southern Maryland
klunick Offline
master
klunick  Offline
master

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,969
Southern Maryland
My 17 year old son just bought his first car, a stick shift corolla. Wouldn't have anything that wasn't stick as it just wasn't fun. He works at a diner part time while in his senior HS year. His boss called me to tell me he is the most responsible person on the payroll and better than any 27 year old they have working there. Now if only that would translate to my Fortnite playing 14 year old.


67 Barracuda FB 69 Superbee "Southern Maryland: If you want a good looking woman, you had better bring her with you"
Page 2 of 4 1 2 3 4

Advertisement
Forum Statistics
Forums32
Topics193,575
Posts2,260,627
Members25,805
Most Online1,424
Jun 20th, 2018
Moparts Newest Topics
7000 RPM Small block oiling mods.
by RUNCHARGER. 03/25/19 10:02 PM
99 ram p/u 2500 V10 2WD oil pan gasket replacement
by moparjo68. 03/25/19 09:27 PM
Valve Springs
by 71birdJ68. 03/25/19 08:38 PM

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1