American millenials are some of the world's least skilled people

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/12/american-millennials-least-skilled-study_n_6852650.html

    "American Millennials are really, really good at using today's technology.

    That's probably because we've forced companies to make technology that's extremely easy to use, and that's better at doing our day-to-day tasks than we are. But with easy power comes no responsibility, it seems. According to a new study, we're some of the least skilled people in the world.

    Fortune reports that Generation Y Americans (those born after 1980) lag behind their overseas peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving in technology-rich environments. Researchers at the Princeton-based Educational Testing Service (ETS), who conducted the study, administered a test called the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, to measure the job skills of adults in 23 countries.

    Here's how we fared, according to ABC Chicago:
    Top 5 scores in literacy:
    1) Japan
    2) Finland
    3) Netherlands
    4) Australia
    5) Sweden

    The United States placed at #17 out of 23.

    Top 5 scores in numeracy:
    1) Japan
    2) Finland
    3) Flanders (Belgium)
    4) Netherlands
    5) Sweden

    The United States placed at #21 out of 23.

    Top 5 scores in PS-TRE:
    1) Japan
    2) Finland
    3) Australia
    4) Sweden
    5) Norway

    The United States placed #18 out of 20."

    more at link
     
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    This is no surprise. It will be real interesting as the standard of living starts to decay.
     
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    I just read the title of this thread out loud to my team and a bunch of Millenials behind me lost their shit! LMAO! They are currently engaging my sales team in a debate about how smart their generation is...and how our generation ruined the world for them.
     
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    The future of our country... fat, lazy, dumb slobs... :facepalm:
    So discouraging.
     
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    (Jim Jefferies) But we are #1 in confidence.

     
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    Ask them for a comprehensive list of their skills. I can guarantee it's nowhere as long as mine.
     
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    queerface Un-engaged Dyke Gold

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    The one protesting the most is the social media manager. She tweets all day and she is offended.
     
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    Can social media build a house? Can it pave a road? Grow food? Engineer a production line?
     
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    fuck you :mad:
     
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    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    We know you're hurting, but no need to get salty.:no:
     
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    And that's the thing.........."Offended"....Her Social Image/Perceived Pecking order are so delicate that criticism,where valid,hurts.............."I'm smart...My family/friends/boyfriend say so.....or I cry when they don't".............ugh.
     
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    She was so butt hurt. It was awesome.
    My team hates the entire marketing group...they're all Mills. Their job is to get us leads. This Social Media chick actually presented in a QBR a quarter ago and talked about how because of her our company had 99 new followers on twitter in the quarter. When I asked how many of those became active leads she talked about how SM wasn't just about leads, it was about awareness...then she complained to her boss and said that I tried to humiliate her in front of the entire company.
    I have four reps struggling to make quota and a bloated Millenials marketing department that has funneled exactly 7 leads to my team this quarter.
    I hate them all.
     
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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    i have a very particular set of skills :bigcry:
     
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    The Baby boomers squeezed the orange dry but the millenials are the assholes.Funny shit!!
     
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    99 new followers mean shit if there aren't buying. Awareness also means nothing if they are "aware" but not buying. Is that concept that complicated ???
     
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    On the one hand, this study is bullshit because it attempts to draw meaningful comparisons between a handful of smaller, monochromatic countries versus massive nations full of immigrants. Send 30 million dirt poor, uneducated Mexicans and Central Americans to Finland and then see how well they rank.

    On the other hand, the study is dead on because one half of our millenials have been indoctrinated by the public schools into believing that Nancy Pelosi really will cover their health care costs as they pursue their interminable interpretive dance studies, while the rest seem convinced that there's absolutely a rewarding career ahead in selling VOIP service from home in your pajamas.
     
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    Typical response from an entitled millenial. Lol....



    Jk...big fan
     
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    Look at the bright side. When we become a third world country, People will come here to get the cheap crap they now make in China. We'll be working for two dollars a day. Mexico will laugh at us.
     
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    I don't see how that's possible. Those are some of the least diverse countries in the world. What is their strength if not diversity?