Millennials Share The Worst Advice From Baby Boomers

By Ana Veciana-Suarez
Miami Herald

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) From jobs to personal relationships, millennials share some of their favorite bits of advice from baby boomer friends and family.

Miami Herald

If you doubt there’s a generational divide, consider an AskReddit thread that features millennials sharing the worst advice, and comments, they’ve ever fielded from baby boomers, namely their parents.

The heartfelt words of wisdom were likely met with a grimace, namely because they seemed so … well, so outdated. Advice, after all, doesn’t always translate well across the decades.

Certain subjects seemed to stand out in the missed-connection area simply because technology has changed the world so much.

Here are a few examples worth a laugh, with jobs being a favorite sore spot.

When I was hunting for my first job my dad drove me around to every store and made me go in and ask the manager for a job. Every single one told me to go and get an application. That was miserable because then my dad made me get two each time, because one was for practice. My final application I had to do in pencil, then go back over it with ink after my dad approved it. I had to do this for every store. All the while my dad blamed me for not just automagically having a job at the end of that first day.

When I was struggling to find a job, my dad insisted that the only way it was going to happen is if I go out and “pound the pavement” and demanded I try do it. I tried on several occasions and never made it past the front desk because literally no one wants you to do that. But when I scoured the internet for jobs and created a simple system of scheduling and following up, I got a temp position that led to a full time job at a good company.

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