I have to agree to an extent, it's not so much bad manners that I find in the younger generation, but I do find that many of them can't write properly or explain their questions or themselves coherently. Sometimes you look at a memo or note and you're literally scratching your head wondering, is there a question here or what does this shit even mean!News.com.au - EMPLOYERS are refusing to hire Generation Y workers because they lack a work ethic and spend too much time talking to friends in work hours. "Employers come to us about Gen Y, saying they're looking for a staff member but they don't want anyone in that 20s age bracket because they find they don't understand common courtesy in the workplace," Kristy-Lee Johnston, director of Footprint Recruitment told The Courier-Mail. And the complaints don't only come from managers and bosses. Social researcher Mark McCrindle said: "They also come from other people in the team who are of another generation."
As for them spending time talking to their friends and on the phone, yay I can attest to that, facebook, msn and all those irritating electronic-leash programs are the order of the day. I have also noticed an inability to prioritize, but this is common amongst many, they can't seem to understand that if you have an important meeting or job to do on monday morning, drinking yourself senseless on the weekend just isn't going to help.
Alright, enough whining from me. What do you think of Gen Y over in your part of the world?