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The new youth…Where has the discipline and dedication gone? James Freeman

18 May iMADdu Blog | Comments Off
The new youth…Where has the discipline and dedication gone? James Freeman

Call me an old-timer, but I believe the current and future youth of the United States has gone in a downward spiral. I come and go at my job in Fredericksburg (an arcade primarily staffed by high school students) and the dedication for the job and the care for the job gets worse and worse for each staff member that comes in the door. I worked at this arcade over my spring break, and have been working there since I was a 16 year old.

I had to explain to a 16 year old staff member why it was bad to leave chemical spray sitting out in the lobby, where kids and adults sit to eat. This particular staff member really had no common sense of how things work, nor did she care. Our company also had two possible interviewee’s call and go “So what’s the deal with your applications?” and “So when do I start work?” (Both which had never been called, or interviewed for a job). I feel the dedication and discipline usually required out of these staff members are missing due to their current society. Society has become much more lenient and lax towards the teachings and structure building of these individuals.

Like I said previously, call me an old-timer but when people of my age (which isn’t too terribly different) grew up, we had fun, but we knew how to get the job done, and done professionally. I feel the current generation of teens have no real concept of how life truly works, and I feel it will be dismantling to future businesses.

Does anyone else see this pattern or is the a one-time experience that I am learning how to manage? How does this affect entrepreneurship?

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