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    Default Must Read-"The Trophy Kids Go to Work"

    This is an excellent piece from today's Wall Street Journal. I am certain that many of us older people have had the same experience with the "millenials", but couldn't put it into words. I believe you can extrapolate this information to the public safety fields.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122455219391652725.html
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    its comical to hear people complain about the 20-30 year olds now, if you have a problem with the way the generation was raised you only have yourselves to blame. after all it wasn't these kids who raised themselves
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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    its comical to hear people complain about the 20-30 year olds now, if you have a problem with the way the generation was raised you only have yourselves to blame. after all it wasn't these kids who raised themselves
    I noticed the author made that same point in the last paragraph. I wonder what the Greatest Generation had to say about baby boomers when boomers were entering the workforce.

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    I also think some departments at least in suburban Chicago tend to hire the minority of knuckleheads who are my age and fit this articles point right on the head. I think the towns are impressed by some of the younger guys who have the paramedic license and the college degree and then they turn out to be jerkoff's who think they can show up whenever, do blow recreationally off shift, and abuse their status in the community. I mean no disrespect to the guys and girls who didn't have everything handed to them and got their medic and degree by doing the old fashioned way working 2 or 3 jobs and giving up their time and money to adapt to the job and not their lives. In conclusion, I think the majority of the demographic described are exactly like the article says and thats coming from someone who has witnessed it first hand.
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