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Published: Thursday, July 17 2014 6:32 p.m. MDT

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BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

To the Millennials: I feel you pain. Time was the only way to get a job was for someone to die. Here is a modest proposal: Remember, the 1950s Movie: "Strangers on a train"? Where two commuters, strangers on a train, strike up a conversation about people they'd like to bump off. Well Commuter A bumps off Commuter B's problem person. Commuter A later comes calling on Commuter B asking for reciprocity. And so the Movie follows the resolution of that plot complication. As Jonathan Swift's own modest proposal years ago I wouldn't reccomenend it, but it sounds like the basis for a Hollywood Spec script.

James E
Tooele, UT

I see it in my industry too. While I was in college they were talking about the sweeping wave of retirements from baby-boomers aging out...but it hasn't happened yet. So finding even an entry-level job is hard. And many jobs you find are so drastically underpaid they're unlivable. And the boomers treat the "kids" like competition, shutting them out of middle management. So what happens when a big lump of experienced, trained, boomers die in their office chairs w/o training their replacements? The learning curve will be steep and in some cases, deadly.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Boomers, it seems, are willing to think outside the basement, and exist there, too. They're older, smarter, more experienced, wiser, and way more willing to work than millenials. Day after day with no stupid excuses. So how is it they succeed more?

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