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Old 10-10-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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future is now??

Saw this little tidbit:


Knew that the quality of public education was on a down slope, but really now.

although, years ago I hired a kid who was baffled when I called out a measurement in a quarter inch. He knew what a half inch was, but I had to teach him the rest of the divisions. He was a HS drop out though, and a little slow on the uptake in other areas too. But then, stoneworkers need a couple of the big, strong, dumb ones around = good help.

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Old 10-10-2017, 07:40 PM   #2
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This is GREAT NEWS !!

I'll have a job as long as I want

There is absolutely ZERO chance I will get pushed out by someone younger.

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Old 10-10-2017, 09:55 PM   #3
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Home Depot spent a total of 4 seconds on the fractions of an inch. The rest of the 1 minute video is pointing out "the case" and "the belt clip".

What's the most important part of a learning a tape measure? Reading the fractions or drawing a circle? And they wonder why millenials don't know these things.

Millennials get a bad break. What kind of opinion do you think the WWII generation had of the sex, drugs, and rock & roll generation?
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Opinion is one thing but totally dumb is another.
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:41 PM   #5
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More and more guys working without helpers for the same reason. No hustle in these youngans. Just means the quality guys are worth more. CHA CHING!!!
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:51 PM   #7
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Old 10-22-2017, 01:26 AM   #9
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What happened to home economics and industrial arts classes?
Thats what happened to the mellinials.

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