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S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« on: October 12, 2019, 10:04:28 am »
There's a new disease sweeping the nation. It's called S.L.O.B. Syndrome [Shiftless Lazy Obnoxious Brat] Is there any generation more pathetic than Millennials?

I'll have to wait for an answer from them because they're all offended and have run away to their safe spaces.

If I cared - and I don't - I'd be concerned for the next generation because they are being raised by the biggest whingers and crybabies that have ever lived.

Millennials  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Half Of Millennials Have Quit A Job For Mental Health Reasons: Study

HuffPost Canada Jon Rumley,HuffPost Canada Fri, Oct 11

TORONTO — Mental health challenges have invaded the workplace, and companies are losing workers over it. And if new findings are true, it’s especially impacting younger people.

A study published Monday in the Harvard Business Review, which was co-authored by Mind Share Partners, SAP and Qualtrics, found one in five respondents, half of millennials (23 to 38 years old) and three-quarters of Generation Z (under 23) “had voluntarily left roles in the past for mental health reasons.”

And despite the fact that nearly 60 per cent of respondents said they experienced symptoms of a mental health condition in the past year, less than a third said they felt comfortable talking about these challenges at work.

There are plenty of examples to illustrate why.

When Angela Gregory, a 46-year-old TV producer in Norfolk, Va., spiralled into a tailspin following the loss of her father, she tapped into her vacation days to get by. She had used all of her vacation days in the first two months of the year.

“I had gotten to the point where I couldn’t function. I was deeply depressed,” she explained. “When it hit me, it hit me hard.”

 I just wanted to just get through it, and I wasn’t able to get through it. Angela Gregory on depression
Gregory never revealed what she was going through until her bosses confronted her about it.

“I really bottled it all up and that was a huge mistake on my part,” she said. “I just wanted to just get through it, and I wasn’t able to get through it.”

She said she explained to her managers why she was taking so much time off, and they seemed to understand. But when she went over her annual allotment of sick days, Gregory got reprimanded for it.

“They knew why I missed all the days, they knew I was in counselling,” she said. “I thought I was doing all of the right things at that point.”

Resiliency expert Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, who also works as a senior education developer at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., told HuffPost Canada that despite years of efforts, the stigma around mental health is still very real.

“People are concerned about the repercussions,” she said. The study, which featured responses from 1,500 people aged 16 and older working full-time jobs in the U.S., appears to back that up.

“Oftentimes, individuals managing mental health conditions are associated with negative perceptions and stereotypes such as being irresponsible, incompetent, lazy, or dangerous,” the study said.


Companies have their own business realities to deal with. After all, work doesn’t stop because people don’t feel well. But working too hard, especially when you’re not at your best, can have negative consequences, and Dr. Hanley-Dafoe said research shows it actually hinders performance in the long run.

“Unfortunately, I think a lot of employees are actually getting burned out in hours that are technically not work hours, but they’re bringing work home with them. They’re not taking breaks. They’re working through their lunch hours.

“And what the research says is working through your lunch hour and not taking breaks might get you the work done in the short term, but long term, the cost is actually greater than what you would have saved with productivity and performance.”

Companies actually stand to benefit more from a workforce that avoids being overworked, according to Dr. Hanley-Dafoe.

“When your people are feeling healthy and they’re balanced and they have good support, you’re actually going to get more out of them than when you’re working with people who are working post-40 hours a week.”

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe says young people are entering the workforce with a new sense of boundaries and an awareness of their mental health.

So what do people increasingly want from their employers? According to the study, they’re looking for workplaces that prioritize mental health. In fact, young people appear to be leading the charge as advocates on that endeavour.

“They’re more aware and more familiar with what their rights are,” said Dr. Hanley-Dafoe. “They are actually coming into the workforce with boundaries.”

These younger generations have seen first-hand what burnout can do. They’ve seen their parents work so hard and get burned out for a retirement that seems more elusive than before. Now, they are advocates for a more balanced life, and they’re putting their own priorities first.

“They’re not working to live, they’re working to feed their lifestyle,” the educator acknowledged. “Do I see drops in resiliency? Absolutely.”

There’s no simple solution to this complicated issue, but there are ways to move forward.

Feeling ‘balanced’ is key

For example, Gregory said many of her co-workers didn’t know they had access to an employee assistance program, the kind that connected her to the grief counsellor she so desperately needed.

“Companies that offer that could do a better job of explaining how it is and what it does and the benefit, other than just saying here’s this thing that you have,” she said.

Dr. Hanley-Dafoe said work-life balance may sound like a solution, but there’s no one way to balance everything. Instead, she recommends that people ask themselves this question:

“What’s the right amount of time that match my priorities so I feel balanced?”

And if you think self-care is a luxury you can’t afford, maybe it’s time to rethink what that means.

“Stop calling it self-care; this is self-preservation, and we’re good at it. And that unleashes a part of ourselves that can advocate, that can make our health a priority — when we think about it as self-preservation.”


Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 11:26:25 am »
LIC calling anyone a slob!
:laugh:
but that wasn't enough... "if i cared - and i dont - ..." ooooooh you're quite the edgy fourteen year old. did you just get your first myspace page up and running?


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 12:47:27 pm »
Shits on millennials.

Uses a story about a 46 year old to make his point.

46 year olds are millennials’ parents!


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 12:57:23 pm »
millennial bad
boomer good


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 04:04:52 pm »
My generation never got a name.

Between baby boomers (a real demographic post-WII surge) and Generation X (the beginning of gen labeling as a thing, like New Coke vs. Coca-cola Classic marketing)...

Maybe "the eighties generation", but it was less about us than about the culture of the decade and popularity among all ages.

Technology sure has changed the experience of growing up.

"We" (youth around my age) grew up the first generation with widespread color TVs and the excitement of portable music (radio), the beginning of VCRs (which we rented) and suddenly a few more than 2 or 3 TV channels (the birth of cable tv, introducing some specialized channels), with music videos the thing to watch, talking on the phone for hours a habit (no call display, prank calls, random awesome calls made - coming across another teenager of the opposite sex on a cold call resulting in mutual fun for an hour on the phone - and phone book courage to look up that girl in math class you like and call her to chat, talking about the new music video, or the video game arcade that opened near the store; the shopping mall was a totally new thing that awed us and we would go to on Saturday afternoons to meet other kids).

I can't imagine how different youth has had it since with their home computers (games, word processing letters instead of hand written), MTV, CNN, Nintendo, Playstation, phone call display and recorded messaging on the phone itself... then next the youth of the Internet, cell phones and 9/11... then the youth with smartphones.

I see so many students staring at and playing on their handheld machines before class instead of talking and playing together as we youth did. I don't envy them because they don't look as happy or excited as i recall my elementary school years to be. But maybe there's something deeply satisfying about touching the lighted screens in a youngster's hands that this older guy can't appreciate.


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2019, 05:14:58 pm »
phone / technology / convenience bad
boredom / inconvenience good


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2019, 05:32:51 pm »
My generation never got a name.

You were born in 1969? According to Wikipedia, you're Generation X.

LIC was a student at that time, which would place him in the Boomer category.


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2019, 08:02:26 pm »
It's hard to think of anything lazier than making a joke about millennials and safe spaces in 2019.


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2019, 08:24:39 pm »
It's hard to think of anything lazier than making a joke about millennials and safe spaces in 2019.

How so?


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2019, 11:01:30 am »
It's hard to think of anything lazier than making a joke about millennials and safe spaces in 2019.

How about taking the time to comment about the comment???


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2019, 11:23:54 am »
LIC calling anyone a slob!
:laugh:
but that wasn't enough... "if i cared - and i dont - ..." ooooooh you're quite the edgy fourteen year old. did you just get your first myspace page up and running?

Myspace??? explain....I gather it's a computer thing that means you don't have to read books or actually interact with real live people

I'm offended! Quick, to the Bat Safe Space!!!


Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2019, 04:09:35 pm »
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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2019, 07:03:21 am »
This article doesnt do the argument any justice. It's only focussing on one person that seems to have some pretty genuine problems and who is not even a millennial.


Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2019, 08:50:31 am »
The OP sounds like a baby boomer Uncle that everyone has who always rants about " In my day we went to school and put ourselves through college making 6 dollars an hour " .  Almost everyone has a relative or friend like this. Almost always these arguments leave out things like inflation, which in today's money would be nearly triple that amount. But even when you account for inflation it still doesn't take into consideration the rapid increase in college costs. Of course, this is just one small example.  Baby boomers usually resort back to the same tired hackey premises which hinge on the narrative of baby boomers = hard workers and young people = lazy. These are usually the same groups of people who had a fit over black people drinking from the water fountains where I am from. A bunch of them had public meltdowns over poor black girls wanting an education, yet these same people love to give speeches about how everyone else is entitled except for them. The irony is almost always lost on them.


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2019, 08:55:20 am »
Yeah, probably Nazis as well.


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2019, 10:39:11 am »
Yeah, and most of us have a part time gig pouring used motor oil into lakes and rivers.


Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2019, 12:09:52 pm »
Yeah, and most of us have a part time gig pouring used motor oil into lakes and rivers.

Well I was going to cut boomers some slack for royally f'ing up the world for the sake of capital and greed, but yeah since you mentioned it.  We will be cleaning up your mess for the next few decades. And while we breathe this toxic air and die for your love of money we will do it all with a higher education level than you had, less pay when factoring in inflation, and wages that have not kept up with productivity. If there are any members of the greatest generation that are still alive and want to crap on millenials then I am game for that. But boomers screwed up almost everything they were given and then instead of fixing it in your later years, you guys turn around and blame the people who are going to have to fix it and wonder why we are angry and don't want to work like slaves and barely be able to afford to pay rent.


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2019, 12:20:48 pm »
Yeah, and most of us have a part time gig pouring used motor oil into lakes and rivers.

Well I was going to cut boomers some slack for royally f'ing up the world for the sake of capital and greed, but yeah since you mentioned it.  We will be cleaning up your mess for the next few decades. And while we breathe this toxic air and die for your love of money we will do it all with a higher education level than you had, less pay when factoring in inflation, and wages that have not kept up with productivity. If there are any members of the greatest generation that are still alive and want to crap on millenials then I am game for that. But boomers screwed up almost everything they were given and then instead of fixing it in your later years, you guys turn around and blame the people who are going to have to fix it and wonder why we are angry and don't want to work like slaves and barely be able to afford to pay rent.

You won't fix pollution with gender studies degrees


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2019, 12:29:11 pm »
Quote from: Colburnnn
You won't fix pollution with gender studies degrees
Given more Fortune 500 CEOs had liberal arts degrees than other undergrad degrees, it's not the accountants, physicists, technicians and specialists that will bring the vision, the creativity, the organizational and communication skills to build a better tomorrow.

Besides, gender studies grads would be less likely to be obnoxious brats. Consideration for others and inclusivity are not SLOB traits.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2019, 12:33:28 pm by VanIslander »


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Re: S.L.O.B. Syndrome
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2019, 12:39:33 pm »
LIC calling anyone a slob!
:laugh:
but that wasn't enough... "if i cared - and i dont - ..." ooooooh you're quite the edgy fourteen year old. did you just get your first myspace page up and running?

Myspace??? explain....I gather it's a computer thing that means you don't have to read books or actually interact with real live people

I'm offended! Quick, to the Bat Safe Space!!!

You forgot to add the bat-sound effects after (do-do-dolododo) *Note, I can't think of how to accurately write the sound effects.