A few years ago, I featured the face-palming antics of Gen Y job candidates, including those interviewing for jobs with commercial banks. At the time, I asked "How much worse could Gen Y be?" Apparently, much worse. In fact, when it comes to generational cluelessness, Gen Y's joystick is frozen in the forward position and the plane is augering into the frozen tundra at 32 feet-per-second squared.
Just before turning out the office lights and grabbing a (first) Shiner Bock this past Friday evening, I received an email from a client who's a senior level bank executive for a large bank in Texas. Attached to her email was a link to what is obviously intended to be a comedy "training video" that ostensibly seeks to educate Boomer and Gen X employers on the right ways and wrong ways of dealing with the future of the American workforce. My correspondent assured me that, while the laughs are real, she has personally experienced two interactions with a member of The Not-So-Greatest Generation that were almost identical to scenes enacted in the video.
I share it with other bankers (and credit union officers) who might find it both humorous and sadly realistic.
Here's hoping we can stave off crippling the economy and allowing China to take over. At least, until I pop the final aneurysm and finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Après moi le déluge.