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    Default Mike Rowe discuss problems with today's soceity.

    I have said this many many many many times. What is wrong with this country is that people, especially kids today, don't want to work. This started in my generation, and is getting worse with every passing year and chart topping hit on the radio. Nobody wants to honestly WORK for pay! They think they should make $15 an hour to ask if you want fries with that. It's BS and yet many here spend their time blaming the govt and everybody else. Perhaps you should teach your kids to get dirty and that work is it's own reward.

    I know countless small biz owners that can't get young people to work for the lesser paying jobs. They all want to stay clean, socialize, and get paid top dollar for it.

    To all you with teenage kids, that want want want but don't have a job... I have had a job since I was 11. Had a paper route till I was 16, then pushed carts, and bagged groceries, then I worked at a nursery, washed cars, dug holes, painted, etc... busted my ass, for years... shit decades. But kids today want to have my job I have now without any of my previous history. It's amazing and disappointing.

    I would hope that he/she has all A's in school then. Being that is his/her only job since he/she doesn't have a paying gig. He should also pull his own weight at home.

    I'm not saying the kid shouldn't have a good Christmas, but should be a contributor and not a debt to his society, even if that society is at one address.

    My $0.02

    God Bless Mike Rowe for his POV.

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    You know chris where I work we have one young person left (30ish)and I dont know how much longer hes gonna hang on, his dad works there and works circles around him.Most of the young guys that come in to work have no skills and think they can be on their cells all day, I feel bad for em and try to tell em learn somethin first!make yourself valuable to the company but you know how it is they think all us old guys dont know anything......

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    Hey now its not all of us. I busy my ass and work 80 hrs a week and go to school full time. I don't get paid jack shit at my job thats why I out in so many hours. And I do blame the government because the biggest problem is all the people on well fair and disability who have no right to collect it. Or people that collect unemployment because they got fired and stay on it for as long as possible with out looking for a job. Then there's the guys out there that are looking and have been denied government assistance who could truly use it. The whole system is fucked and I want to just go away into the woods and stay there for a while until all the low life peice of shit freeloaders stop looking to suck on someone's tit because there mom wouldn't give them enough. I hope they all just kill each other off.

    End of rant sorry bad week at work haha.

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    There are hard workers in the next gen hek.i got 3 grandaughters goin to college and workin part time jobs on the side and full time jobs in the summer.but the younger ones that I have seen that come into our shop I dont know, maybe they think its not that great a job cause they all start with a broom and forklift till they develop skills and shop sense.maybe they think they dont have to invest that much.just an observation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedneckMedic View Post
    Hey now its not all of us. I busy my ass and work 80 hrs a week and go to school full time. I don't get paid jack shit at my job thats why I out in so many hours. And I do blame the government because the biggest problem is all the people on well fair and disability who have no right to collect it. Or people that collect unemployment because they got fired and stay on it for as long as possible with out looking for a job. Then there's the guys out there that are looking and have been denied government assistance who could truly use it. The whole system is fucked and I want to just go away into the woods and stay there for a while until all the low life peice of shit freeloaders stop looking to suck on someone's tit because there mom wouldn't give them enough. I hope they all just kill each other off.

    End of rant sorry bad week at work haha.
    You set a great example, without a doubt. Be proud and keep at it. I dont know about the other commentary but of course it doesnt matter, what we need is more young folks like you willing to put the time in, show some drive to advance and better themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leebo View Post
    You know chris where I work we have one young person left (30ish)and I dont know how much longer hes gonna hang on, his dad works there and works circles around him.Most of the young guys that come in to work have no skills and think they can be on their cells all day, I feel bad for em and try to tell em learn somethin first!make yourself valuable to the company but you know how it is they think all us old guys dont know anything......
    Exactly this!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedneckMedic View Post
    Hey now its not all of us. I busy my ass and work 80 hrs a week and go to school full time. I don't get paid jack shit at my job thats why I out in so many hours. And I do blame the government because the biggest problem is all the people on well fair and disability who have no right to collect it. Or people that collect unemployment because they got fired and stay on it for as long as possible with out looking for a job. Then there's the guys out there that are looking and have been denied government assistance who could truly use it. The whole system is fucked and I want to just go away into the woods and stay there for a while until all the low life peice of shit freeloaders stop looking to suck on someone's tit because there mom wouldn't give them enough. I hope they all just kill each other off.

    End of rant sorry bad week at work haha.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kosher View Post
    You set a great example, without a doubt. Be proud and keep at it. I dont know about the other commentary but of course it doesnt matter, what we need is more young folks like you willing to put the time in, show some drive to advance and better themselves.
    As Kosher said... you and I are the exception not the general rule.

    And yes the govt's problem is that they are reinforcing, they are enablers to those that want to abuse the system.

    Quote Originally Posted by leebo View Post
    There are hard workers in the next gen hek.i got 3 grandaughters goin to college and workin part time jobs on the side and full time jobs in the summer.but the younger ones that I have seen that come into our shop I dont know, maybe they think its not that great a job cause they all start with a broom and forklift till they develop skills and shop sense.maybe they think they dont have to invest that much.just an observation...
    They think a few months or a year and they should be vested and have put in their dues... BS. It took me a decade and many promottions at my company and I just now start to think I have enough time and knowledge to push my opinion. But even then I respect that of the guys in the job longer than I. I am up front with the areas that they know more than me, and I consider them the SME (subject matter expert) on many things. I take pride in balancing old school and new school, and I'm starting to get recognized for it.


    Perfect example of hard work and determination getting somewhere. But look at his age (56).
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    I agree ...and that is a good read
    I have worked with kids (22 years old) that all they care about is going out to the bar on a work night...and coming in all hung over the next day...and they are not worth a shit for the whole 12.25 hour shift....or they are always calling off work because they either partied too much the night before...or because the weather is nice to go to the beach!
    It's good to hear that there are still people out there that want to work....
    I have been working since I was around 10 years old...cutting grass...raking leaves...shoveling snow..etc
    cracks me up on all the freeloaders and people who want to just sit home and expect to be paid for doing shit!

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    Actually the problem is that the majority doesn't want to work... that's the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    Actually the problem is that the majority doesn't want to work... that's the issue.
    Truth!

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