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  1. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    I was born in 1981, so I am smack dab at the beginning of the Generation Y cohort. And yes, the oldest members of Generation Y are currently in their early 30s.
    ^So was I...


    I had to bring that up because I truly believe this fabled "everybody wins generation" was born across several factors and generations: people who constantly feel as though life is unfair; people who constantly worry and state "what about me???" and the ones who may have been emotionally changed by parents who were emotionally barren, and transferred those experiences on to them, and have spread it across generations. And on AN as well.
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  3. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    Honestly? If the current crop of children whose feelings can't be hurt by such things as letter grades and keeping score in soccer turn out to be the way I think they will, the older generations shouldn't worry about getting edged out of their jobs by these soon to be overgrown brats. Who will want to hire them?
    ^This!!!

    I think people have to reflect whether that has made them passed on for opportunites and jobs, or the one when they are laid off, is in the first or second round to be called to go...

    There are previous generations who had their share of "Overgrown brats"...gotta love the "generational curse"! Flying the red flags of neediness and potential meltdown at any turn!
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    Quote from RNdynamic
    Even if it the industry were biased toward the young and beautiful, is that such a bad thing? It works this way in all walks of life. Getting bent out of shape over some people being prettier than you is somewhat petty. Everyone has their own specific flaws that they have to overcome. The young and beautiful applicant might have a personality defects that puts them a bigger disadvantage than the applicant who is a fugly dog. Worry about yourself.
    Even when you aren't in your 20's anymore! you can still be bold and beautiful. .

    Sarcasm or no, it should now be official. Epic thread.

    At any rate I don't think OP was talking about these characteristics in isolation, but as possible applicant requirements.

    But if this is the way it is, Well,"Will it be Goobers or Raisinettes?"

    If you are a guy, you may not appreciate being valued primarily for looks...that and the lower end of the payscale. When you initially get a lot of attention for appearance, it's fun at first, but from an intelligent female's perspective, it gets old. When you have to stand up and advocate for your patients, you want to slap down that whole, "There, there, Cutie" approach. Just saying...
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    Quote from Jenni811
    Yes really...
    Really what?
    jesting...
    Relax already, would ya.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    You delivered some sound advice. I also urge you to take your own advice and worry about yourself. I sincerely thank you for the comments you've contributed to this discussion, because without the input of certain touchy members, this thread would have never ballooned into a nearly 300-response epic.
    My advice throughout the thread has been sound, and it really doesn't apply to me as this subject predominantly concerns women, not men. I care little about who gets hired as long as they are professional looking --not wearing globs of makeup, or dressing in wrinkled, stained scrubs, or being grossly obese, etc. If any of the above applies to you, then any touchiness you are perceiving may be projected. Just a thought.

    In the mean time, I think the young and good looking generally are more deserving and capable.

    I found this thread invigorating and I think it's a shame that due to the touchiness of posters like yourself, the moderators had to heavily edit the thread and censor the discussion (at your own begging, I presume). C'est la vie. No one wants a good discussion these days.
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    RNdynamic, just wondering why you presume the young and good looking are more deserving and capable? Looks can be deceiving. While I would agree that you should be presentable AND that employers may also be unconxciously biased toward looks, good looking has far to do with the actual quality of their nursing care or aptitude for the work.
    prnqday, monkeybug, Rose_Queen, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from RNdynamic
    In the mean time, I think the young and good looking generally are more deserving and capable.
    Wow. This is a day to remember - I am speechless.
    Paws2people, SoldierNurse22, mc3, and 3 others like this.
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    Quote from RNdynamic
    In the mean time, I think the young and good looking generally are more deserving and capable.
    Guess this means that all imperfect nurses better step aside for all the young ones. Remind me never to need an inpatient stay if that happens.

    I really wonder why you think young and good looking are more deserving and capable. What exactly do age and looks have to do with ability to do a competent job? I'd really like the links to studies showing that.
    SoldierNurse22 and joanna73 like this.
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    Quote from RNdynamic
    I care little about who gets hired as long as they are professional looking --not wearing globs of makeup, or dressing in wrinkled, stained scrubs, or being grossly obese, etc. If any of the above applies to you, then any touchiness you are perceiving may be projected. Just a thought.
    Nope, none of the above applies to me.
    Quote from RNdynamic
    In the mean time, I think the young and good looking generally are more deserving and capable.
    You are certainly entitled to your opinion. Meanwhile, I suspect you're purposely throwing 'virtual' stones into the crowd to generate unfriendly responses from the membership when you made that statement about the young and good-looking.
    Quote from RNdynamic
    I found this thread invigorating and I think it's a shame that due to the touchiness of posters like yourself, the moderators had to heavily edit the thread and censor the discussion (at your own begging, I presume).
    Your presumption is totally incorrect. I didn't beg anyone to censor, edit, or delete anything. I'm a chooser, not a beggar.
    Quote from RNdynamic
    C'est la vie. No one wants a good discussion these days.
    Good-bye and be sure to enjoy the ride into the sunset. Members who drum up mean-spirited posts, unfriendly debate, baiting, personal attacks, name-calling, insults, and condescension are not really welcomed around here, anyway.
    LadyFree28, prnqday, Esme12, and 4 others like this.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Members who drum up mean-spirited posts, unfriendly debate, baiting, personal attacks, name-calling, insults, and condescension are not really welcomed around here, anyway.


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