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Life's tough being a Gen Y; Just BRUTALLY cruel in fact!
Topic Started: 10 Oct 2017, 10:34 AM (566 Views)
herbie
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Poor petals - LOL

http://www.couriermail.com.au/travel/news/fed-up-hotel-guest-rearranges-hotel-room-so-he-can-charge-his-phone/news-story/cc91e6038a87144c739a41ec0f2ba5cb

Spent plenty of time in motel rooms meself. But never having had a mobile phone (still don't), I guess I just find it a tad difficult(?) to relate to what is now apparently the abject deprivation of not being able to lay in bed at night checking out ALL me social media contacts before I nod off ... :)

Hmmm - And as for a using a mobile as an alarm, well I always carried my own little travel clock - Just didn't always trust the (potentially) dodgy one you might get in a motel room anyway; Or 100% fully trust the potentially dodgy staff to have actually logged the wake up call a bloke might have requested; Or their system to work - Even if they had logged it.

I like not having a mobile phone - It means when I'm out doing 'stuff', I just don't get annoyed/interrupted by stupid f***s phoning me to tell me stupid annoying things.

Hey, if you want to chat to me (and you're someone I just might want to chat to as well), you'll know me well enough that you can typically get me on my landline at home between about 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. And if you're a business that just might want me to do a spot of work for you (not that I work any more), send me an email - I check it daily.

But seriously I DO feel a bit for the poor little Gen Y petals - Attempting to work away diligently and the ex is on the phone bitching about something (late child support - her car's shit itself, so they've gotta care - unless they're just the just total prick she reckoned he was all along anyway - Which is why she dumped she dumped them! - LOL; Or the 'current' is on the phone wanting to tell them all about what a bad day she's having; From whom; And why; And is obviously in desperate and immediate need of his caring consolation and emotional support - Or that little Johnny just stubbed his toe at child care - And they felt it imperative that she knew - So she reckons it's imperative that he knows too. (Hmmm - A bloke can tell whenever that sorta shit's going on - 'Cause they start chatting on the phone really quiet; Then wander off somewhere a bit out of sight - For pretty much just as long as 'it' takes.)

But I think I actually feel even a bit more sorry for me, when I think stuff like "So I'm paying you $90/hr (or whatever) to do this shit?"

Maybe the (so called) Productivity Commission could actually do something productive/useful for once(?) and come up with a few guidelines on how mobiles can be used at what (for a lot at least) we just seem to laughingly call 'work' these days - Oh, and on usage of the internet generally (at 'work') while they're at it?

LOL - Bitch over; I'm off to dig some holes in the ground; Move a few rocks - And/or gravel; Patch another ceiling crack; Put in a bit termite proofing - Whatever? ... :)

Maybe I see now why Tommy likes surfing so much? Or have they invented a mobile phone you can use on a surfboard these days???

Edited by herbie, 10 Oct 2017, 10:38 AM.
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"The 32-year-old admits the inconvenience “drives him insane” as either his phone dies while using it in bed or he has to jump out of bed when the alarm goes in the morning, losing opportunity to use the ‘snooze’ button."

Fark me. This takes whining sookery to a new low.
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herbie
10 Oct 2017, 10:34 AM
Poor petals - LOL

http://www.couriermail.com.au/travel/news/fed-up-hotel-guest-rearranges-hotel-room-so-he-can-charge-his-phone/news-story/cc91e6038a87144c739a41ec0f2ba5cb

Spent plenty of time in motel rooms meself. But never having had a mobile phone (still don't), I guess I just find it a tad difficult(?) to relate to what is now apparently the abject deprivation of not being able to lay in bed at night checking out ALL me social media contacts before I nod off ... :)

Hmmm - And as for a using a mobile as an alarm, well I always carried my own little travel clock - Just didn't always trust the (potentially) dodgy one you might get in a motel room anyway; Or 100% fully trust the potentially dodgy staff to have actually logged the wake up call a bloke might have requested; Or their system to work - Even if they had logged it.

I like not having a mobile phone - It means when I'm out doing 'stuff', I just don't get annoyed/interrupted by stupid f***s phoning me to tell me stupid annoying things.

Hey, if you want to chat to me (and you're someone I just might want to chat to as well), you'll know me well enough that you can typically get me on my landline at home between about 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. And if you're a business that just might want me to do a spot of work for you (not that I work any more), send me an email - I check it daily.

But seriously I DO feel a bit for the poor little Gen Y petals - Attempting to work away diligently and the ex is on the phone bitching about something (late child support - her car's shit itself, so they've gotta care - unless they're just the just total prick she reckoned he was all along anyway - Which is why she dumped she dumped them! - LOL; Or the 'current' is on the phone wanting to tell them all about what a bad day she's having; From whom; And why; And is obviously in desperate and immediate need of his caring consolation and emotional support - Or that little Johnny just stubbed his toe at child care - And they felt it imperative that she knew - So she reckons it's imperative that he knows too. (Hmmm - A bloke can tell whenever that sorta shit's going on - 'Cause they start chatting on the phone really quiet; Then wander off somewhere a bit out of sight - For pretty much just as long as 'it' takes.)

But I think I actually feel even a bit more sorry for me, when I think stuff like "So I'm paying you $90/hr (or whatever) to do this shit?"

Maybe the (so called) Productivity Commission could actually do something productive/useful for once(?) and come up with a few guidelines on how mobiles can be used at what (for a lot at least) we just seem to laughingly call 'work' these days - Oh, and on usage of the internet generally (at 'work') while they're at it?

LOL - Bitch over; I'm off to dig some holes in the ground; Move a few rocks - And/or gravel; Patch another ceiling crack; Put in a bit termite proofing - Whatever? ... :)

Maybe I see now why Tommy likes surfing so much? Or have they invented a mobile phone you can use on a surfboard these days???

I have thought several times about getting rid of my phone, but it's my gps, my camera, my music, my internet, my email and now I can tune my guitar with it. I listen to music, search new music and my gps will quietly remind me to turn or more loudly interrupt for a phone call .
It's truly amazing but I find it frustrating, I miss not knowing what the weather is doing or the mysteries of a new place. I miss people actually ringing or just popping in to say hello. These days people just have a quick fb hello and it seems enough.

Everything and everywhere is at the touch of a button , there is no intrigue or daringly bold manoeuvre beyond.

I envy you herb but in my world, without technology I will be leaft for dead.
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19 Oct 2017, 06:37 PM
I have thought several times about getting rid of my phone, but it's my gps, my camera, my music, my internet, my email and now I can tune my guitar with it. I listen to music, search new music and my gps will quietly remind me to turn or more loudly interrupt for a phone call .
It's truly amazing but I find it frustrating, I miss not knowing what the weather is doing or the mysteries of a new place. I miss people actually ringing or just popping in to say hello. These days people just have a quick fb hello and it seems enough.

Everything and everywhere is at the touch of a button , there is no intrigue or daringly bold manoeuvre beyond.

I envy you herb but in my world, without technology I will be leaft for dead.
We're not totally different in all things Tommy.

We're both family orientated. And I do very genuinely respect that in you.

Though being at different stages in our lives as well as from rather different family backgrounds, we have different ways of expressing that which are important to us at this time perhaps?

But anyway, Yep the world has changed a lot - When I'd go bush 30 and 35 years back, a bloke knew if it rained heavy, he wasn't getting out for maybe two weeks after the rain stopped, so he better have some flour and his rifle and camp oven with him 'just in case'.

And he wasn't going to be able to phone anyone (including his boss) to tell them about it, so if the boss sacked him for not fronting back at work as required, that'd just be tough shit - And don't bother putting in an 'unfair' dismissal claim about it because for 1) such things didn't exist (well not that I knew of anyway) and for 2) it pretty obviously WAS a bloke's own fault he'd got the sack because he'd chosen to put himself in a situation where he'd just maybe not get back to work on time.

Different world was all. In just so many, many ways.
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As Gen Y I don't think life is hard. You don't even have to work that hard to get things that most people could only dream of not long ago. World travel, fine dining, amazing experiences, great work opportunities. You can go out and get work without an employer easily, tailor your career as you see fit etc. It truly is a new age similar to the Industrial revolution and the people struggling the most are those who are trying to follow the path their parents took, which was demolished a long time ago.

As for him rearranging the furniture, what a moron. Get an extension cord like a normal person you twat
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