Move Over Millennials, There Is Generation Z

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    Mar 29, 2015 12:39 AM GMT
    NYT: Born from the mid-1990s through the early 2000s, its members are independent, curious, mature, driven and ready to change the world.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/jobs/make-way-for-generation-z.html
  • bro4bro

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    Mar 29, 2015 6:57 PM GMT
    Ready to change the world? Yeah, good luck with that.

    Wait, Generation Z? Oops - we ran out of letters! The next generation is totally screwed!

    Hmm, maybe it's a sign... what does the Mayan calendar say?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 29, 2015 10:54 PM GMT
    Well I skimmed over an article in today's New York Times and if the members of this generation are doing exactly what the article states, that could pose some potentially serious problems for Millennials and even both Gen Xers and junior boomers (boomers born between 1956 and 1964). The Generation Z members seem to be more mature, more interested in gaining professional experience before leaving high school. These kids seem to be more responsible and concerned than any of the older generations when they were teens. I am somewhat skeptical of some of this information but we shall wait and see what happens when they pass 18 and become adults.
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    Mar 30, 2015 8:37 PM GMT
    "Mature?" When the oldest of them are only in their mid-20s? How about talking to some kids other than budding young professionals? What are apprentice tradesmen doing and thinking these days, other than working, providing for their families, and worrying about how much in taxes state and federal governments will take from their paychecks? How about members of the armed forces? Articles like this one, which ignore those not college bound, reinforce the classist society they claim to criticize.

    What generation doesn't like to think it's "independent, curious, mature, driven and ready to change the world?" Grow up, NYT!
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    Mar 31, 2015 12:27 AM GMT
    What passes as journalism these days!

    That article would have earned me a D- in my high school journalism class.
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    Mar 31, 2015 3:42 PM GMT
    It should be interesting. Right now is the age of super cars and the z generation is not interested in cars . They have the lowest driver registration rate ever.
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    Mar 31, 2015 3:46 PM GMT
    They are creating a new economic paradigm shift called "sharing economy."
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    Mar 31, 2015 9:36 PM GMT
    As someone born in '88 I'd gladly run for mayor of my city and employ the best educated for each position. The older generations are entrenched and afraid of change.
    Or see corruption as a hopeless plague and fear reprimand. Maybe lose some of the few friends they have left over righteous opinions.

    When people throw around colloquialisms like 'the truth shall set you free' how many can honestly say they trust it...

    We learn about the damage in school, it only takes one communications elective and a few Ted talks to open or eyes....and for many other generations that isn't enough to elicit a reaction or cause for change.

    We've started the process by using the barter system...which you half-attempt as cash work.
  • musclmed

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    Apr 01, 2015 1:00 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidThey are creating a new economic paradigm shift called "sharing economy."


    All of this information is available on Organizing for America...


    I am sure they didn't realize they would also be sharing their parents basement as well until maybe mid 40's. Considering the horrible job growth in any meaningful sector.
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    Apr 01, 2015 3:27 AM GMT
    All the news hand wringing over gen Y reminds me of the articles back in the late 80's- early 90's about gen X coming of age. Some of it is legitimate hand wringing (job market, housing market, etc) but some of what I read about 20 something's is ridiculous/ biased such as them being lazy, having no social skills, etc...

    I do agree with this sentence: "The United States is facing a skills gap in most industries" But they quickly go off the rails with the last sentence stating how they're will be ready to "take over."

    Hmmm... not sure about that when they're saddled with college/ credit car debt. I worry about the outlook of my generation but worry even more about the current crop of college students.
  • tj85016

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    Apr 01, 2015 3:50 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidThey are creating a new economic paradigm shift called "sharing economy."


    aka they have no jobs

  • Apr 01, 2015 5:52 AM GMT
    fortall saidAs someone born in '88 I'd gladly run for mayor of my city and employ the best educated for each position. The older generations are entrenched and afraid of change.
    Or see corruption as a hopeless plague and fear reprimand. Maybe lose some of the few friends they have left over righteous opinions.

    When people throw around colloquialisms like 'the truth shall set you free' how many can honestly say they trust it...

    We learn about the damage in school, it only takes one communications elective and a few Ted talks to open or eyes....and for many other generations that isn't enough to elicit a reaction or cause for change.

    We've started the process by using the barter system...which you half-attempt as cash work.


    You had me until Ted talks...