Thursday, July 25, 2024

This Is Sad, Gen Z Thumb Suckers Taking Parents To Job Interviews

For those of you who are confused by all of these generational names, allow me to help out. Baby Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964, Generation X between 1965 and 1980, Millennials between 1981 and 1996, and Generation Z between 1997 and 2012.

To be fair, some have slight year differences from the ones I have provided, but overall, these are generally considered the parameters of each generation. Given the educational system, Generation Z is undoubtedly the most under-educated generation in standard subjects such as math and reading.

Current teaching standards want to eliminate true education and instead produce feeling-generated zombies who believe they are activists on subjects most of them know nothing about. They discard science and truth and instead focus on feelings rather than reality. One thing they are not short of is narcissism and arrogance. They have been raised to believe they deserve things they have not earned in all aspects of society.

A new poll demonstrates what we all already know. The current generation, for the most part, consists of liberal snowflakes who love to demand and protest but have rejected the concept of competency over quotas. Loud talkers and keyboard warriors who far too many of are essentially afraid of their shadows.

In my lifetime, especially when I was young, I attended my share of job interviews, which I’m sure most of you also have. One thing I never even thought of doing was taking one of both of my parents with me. The very thought makes me cringe, yet according to a survey by Resume Templates, 26 percent of those ages 18 to 27 brought along a parent to a job interview, and that’s just the beginning of the disturbing findings from the survey conducted in April among 1,428 U.S.-based respondents who said they had searched for a job in the last year.

The employment resource provider said in a media release, “Gen Z has a reputation for lacking the independence, motivation, and real-world knowledge to contribute in the workplace. Many Gen Z’ers involve their parents in their interview process. In fact, 26 percent of all Gen Z’ers who have undergone a job search in the past year say that they have taken a parent to an interview.”

“Of Gen Z’ers who brought their parent(s), 31 percent had a parent accompany them to an in-person interview, while 29 percent had them join a virtual interview.

“For those who had a parent come to an in-person interview, 37 percent say that their parent accompanied them to the office, 26 percent say their parent physically sat in the interview room, and 18 percent say their parent introduced themselves to the manager. Additionally, 7 percent say their parents answered questions.”

Huh? This is really sad.

Of those Gen Z’ers who participated in virtual interviews, 71 percent mentioned that their parents were off camera, while 29 percent had their parents joining them in Zoom interviews. 24 percent of Gen Z respondents said their parents submitted job applications for them, and 18 percent said their parents wrote their resume from scratch. Only 13 percent wrote the cover letter from scratch.

“The top reasons Gen Z’ers ask their parents to complete and submit their applications include thinking their parents’ work is better (46 percent), not knowing how to communicate with hiring managers (34 percent), being unmotivated (32 percent), and poor mental health (22 percent).

Andrew Stoner, an executive resume writer for the firm stated:

“The number of employment opportunities and complexity of the job market are factors causing Gen Z’ers to seek parental help. Knowing what a company does, verifying its legitimacy, and understanding what a specific job entails are tasks that can be challenging for someone without any formal work experience. A parent’s help should bolster a child’s development and eventual independence. While a parent writing a resume or cover letter isn’t necessarily an ethical concern, a child should be ready to fully discuss every aspect of their resume with a potential employer.”

“Broadly speaking, Gen Z can become more independent through a healthy partnership, one that is led by a willing parent and develops critical life skills.”

Someone, please tell Stoner to stop living up to his name. This excuse-maker for these snowflakes makes them look more pathetic than their parents. Here’s the bottom line: Anyone who takes Mommy or Daddy to an interview should never get the job. Period, … The End!

What happens when the poor little child forgets his pacifier and disagrees with a co-worker? Does Mommy or Daddy call the boss? How about when the poor snowflake gets passed over for a promotion, and it goes to someone else? Does Mommy or Daddy chastise the boss over that decision?

Sadly, this is the future of Corporate America. We’ve all heard the expression, “The blind leading the blind.” Well, this is even more tragic. These are cases of “The uninspired and slow being led by deranged and delusional.”

Corporations and hiring executives need to stop playing this game. No one wins, there are no ties, and there are no participation trophies.

This is the game of life, and Gen Z is timidly holding a pathetically losing hand.