Monday, January 26, 2009

You Might be a Millennial if…(Continued)

With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, I couldn’t resist trying for a bit of humor to brighten your day.

To catch up on the background, and see more of these, read
“The Millennials are Coming…”. You will quickly understand that we in business are facing a new generation of workers who come from a world that is alien to businesses today.

You might be a millennial if…

1. When you pitched the great new “mashup” technology to the CEO, you couldn’t understand his strange comment about a train wreck.

2. You are bummed that your HR Department didn’t give you a trophy for surviving the first week at work.

3. You suspect the customer service department does something sexual.

4. You made a bumper sticker on the office laser printer for you mom’s car, proclaiming “My kid made the office honor roll!” so she could replace the faded one she has now from your high school days.

5. You quit your last job in protest, because the IT department blocked your access to Facebook at work.

6. You created a business plan for your new startup from a series of text messages to yourself, because you can type faster that way.

7. You think this company should stop its embarrassing focus on making money, and concentrate on things that create real meaning in the world.

8. You had to race out of the office early on Friday to hang with your bff (best friend forever), and someone on the team had the nerve to complain to your boss.

9. You just started a blog to gather requirements for that enterprise CRM package your company plans to develop.

10. You were so upset at a recent project overtime suggestion that you decided to update the CEO with a quick text message “idk imho any overtime is just mean atw tia ttyl”.

You also might be a millennial if all these points strike you as intuitively obvious. See more of these published previously. This is so much fun that I might make it a regular offering, if you help me out with some new points. I’ve always believed that there are serious messages that we can learn from every bit of humor.

Marty Zwilling