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Apr 25, 2016, 05:29 AM
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CEO Blasts ‘Crybaby College Students’ In Open Letter


http://toprightnews.com/ceo-blasts-c...stant-classic/

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1. The Business World Doesn’t Give A Damn About You

No, really – it’s true. You saw something on the internet that you found offensive? You’ve got the sniffles? Your boyfriend broke up with you? Well, that sucks. Deal with it. I expect you to get your work done on time. Hit traffic that made you late for the fourth time this week? You should have learned after the first time that you needed to leave your house early.

Listen, even the best bosses have their breaking points. Excuses might fly in college, but they’re NOT going to fly when we’re paying you to actually get things done.

2. The Only Safe Place Is Your Home

In the real world – and especially the business world – we’re going to challenge you. We’re going to push you. We’re going to demand that you consider other perspectives. We’re going to rip your ideas to shreds from time to time. And we’re going to insist that you play nicely with others to find ideas that actually work and implement them.

We’re going to get really pissed when you don’t deliver, and we’re going to get even more pissed when you cost us money because you weren’t willing to hustle hard enough to get the job done. And if you slack off enough, there’s no “bell curve” that’s going to save your ass from a big fat pink slip. Lucky for you there are enough people working in the unemployment office who’ve also been wussified by the system to make sure that even though you were fired for not showing up to work, you’ll probably still get to collect unemployment and sit on your ass.

3. There’s No Such Thing As “Free”

I get it. You’ve been told that money grows on trees, that education should be free for all and that everything in life should be handed to you on a silver platter.

But welcome to the big kids’ playground. You want that health insurance? It’s going to cost you. Oh, you don’t want it? That will cost you too. You want an apartment? A house? A car? Believe it or not, you need to actually come up with some money for that! Oh, and you can quit your whining about taxes. Because SOMEONE has to pay for all of that “free” stuff – and now it’s you, sucker.

4. If You Don’t Want To Be A Victim, Then Don’t Be

In college, any time your feelings were hurt, you were a victim. If you were challenged, the challenger was a “bigot” and you were the poor person who had their feelings hurt. Here in the real world, we expect you to be challenged and to understand that humility is just as important as bravado. Selflessness is more important that selfishness. The content of who you are as a person is more important than the color of your skin or your socio-economic background or your sex or your weight or your religious affiliation.

5. Success Is Hard Work

We’re not going to give you five breaks a day. You’re going to have to work nights and weekends from time to time. You want to make “the big bucks”? Then consider a nine-hour workday to be a part-time job. You’re most likely NOT going to graduate college and find a six-figure job. Hell, you’re going to be lucky if you find ANY job … and you should be grateful when you find it. Grateful … and prepared to work like a maniac to get ahead. Because in the real world, you don’t get a pass just because mommy and daddy are paying your bills.


Clyde
Apr 25, 2016, 05:41 AM
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He forgot to add all the daily life threatening dangers lurking around every corner, cant forget those.
Apr 25, 2016, 05:42 AM
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I assure you big business is very, very interested in college graduates. In the software world, which I am part of, virtually every notable company maintains a small army of talent scouts in universities. The best and the brightest tend to get a multitude of offers even before their degrees are completed, and even second-tier performers routinely jump straight into a decent job.

The competition is fierce. Companies understand that mindshare is incredibly important.

It's actually the CEO in that "Top Right News" (lulz) story who sounds a little petulant and emotional.
Apr 25, 2016, 05:46 AM
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Check out the authors 'business page'.

It's a montage of selfies.... all featuring him.

http://thesilentpartnermarketing.com/
Apr 25, 2016, 05:48 AM
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I assure you big business is very, very interested in college graduates. In the software world, which I am part of, virtually every notable company maintains a small army of talent scouts in universities. The best and the brightest tend to get a multitude of offers even before their degrees are completed, and even second-tier performers routinely jump straight into a decent job.

The competition is fierce. Companies understand that mindshare is incredibly important.

It's actually the CEO in that "Top Right News" (lulz) story who sounds a little petulant and emotional.
Java programmers are a dime a dozen. C programmers are not far behind.
Apr 25, 2016, 06:12 AM
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Java programmers are a dime a dozen. C programmers are not far behind.
All high level languages end up the same anyway. They can only use the instruction set. IBM big boxes come with a yellow card showing those instructions

I used to like "APL" (A Programming Language). You can write a very complicated program in one or two lines which works from right to left and NO brackets or operand hierarchy so everyone has to ask you what it does. Even the APL character set is different. Some of it is Greek letters which really floors 'em



APLX is even better. Got LOTS more indecipherable characters. Most are extra APL 'functions'.
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Apr 25, 2016, 06:33 AM
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The article says that 'today's college kids' are 'a bunch of delicate, entitled “snowflakes” .'

Were college kids in the US five years ago the same?

What about 10 years ago?

20 years ago?

At what point in time did college kids in the US change from being rugged individualists to being crybabies?
Apr 25, 2016, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Dusty1000
The article says that 'today's college kids' are 'a bunch of delicate, entitled “snowflakes” .'

Were college kids in the US five years ago the same?

What about 10 years ago?

20 years ago?

At what point in time did college kids in the US change from being rugged individualists to being crybabies?
Ancient Roman parents said exactly the same thing. In Latin.
Apr 25, 2016, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Dusty1000
The article says that 'today's college kids' are 'a bunch of delicate, entitled “snowflakes” .'

Were college kids in the US five years ago the same?

What about 10 years ago?

20 years ago?

At what point in time did college kids in the US change from being rugged individualists to being crybabies?
The exploding phenomenon of social media has allowed the snowflake mentality to feed upon itself. My estimate is it has become statistically noticeable in the last eight years.
Apr 25, 2016, 08:32 AM
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The exploding phenomenon of social media has allowed the snowflake mentality to feed upon itself. My estimate is it has become statistically noticeable in the last eight years.
Is your estimate supported by any citations, or is this just a personal opinion?
Apr 25, 2016, 08:58 AM
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Opinion from a generalized empirical rule of symmetrical data from observation.
Apr 25, 2016, 09:01 AM
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Opinion from a generalized empirical rule of symmetrical data from observation.
In that case can you cite the pertinent data that you have observed?
Apr 25, 2016, 09:19 AM
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It's actually the CEO in that "Top Right News" (lulz) story who sounds a little petulant and emotional.
"Top Right New" again. Kenpo never seems to read anything else .

The "CEO" probably failed at running one of these. We have a saying in the UK -
"He couldn't run a Whelk stall":

Apr 25, 2016, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Dusty1000
In that case can you cite the pertinent data that you have observed?
No.
Apr 25, 2016, 09:23 AM
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No.
You made it up then.


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