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ginny23 December 9, 2023

For all the introverts out there, thanks! Also, the being adopted by an extrovert made me laugh and it is also true!

ginny23 December 1, 2023

As per the link provided, tbh skincare is being sold at Coles not Woolworths. (The acne spot treatment is a fantastic product though!)

ginny23 August 29, 2022

@rush the quote gets more and more relevant for me every year. Oh how I miss being the ‘youngest generation’ around 

ginny23 August 6, 2021

@mamamia-user-482898552 Yes I totally agree on both fronts - being a staunch ant-vaxxer is completely different from having questions about the vaccine/s. For their part, the social media companies need to be on the top of their game when it comes to dealing with the misinformation from the ant-vax crowd.

I couldn't agree more about how everyone opinions are seen as equally valid when they clearly aren't. An 'influencer' (a term and so-called job I wish would go away) does not have the same level of credibility as an epidemiologist. 

ginny23 July 26, 2020

Thanks for writing this Holly. As a younger gen Y, it’s nice to know that not everyone jumps on board the Gen Y bashing. (Also, side note when did we start referring to Gen Y as millennials?)

Also thanks to Jessie too who explains really well why people in the current environment may want reassurance and why they may have some level of expectation (which somehow became entitled) once they’ve been  at uni f or 3-5 years and usually done an internship or two. Even after you do that, trying to find a job can be very  difficult as it’s simply not as easy to find work as it was (broadly speaking) in Ita’s youth.

I don’t understand the participation trophy argument because I never had the expectation  or experience in life. (Is this more for gen z?)
In saying that, wanting to be recognised for your hard work isn’t a bad thing. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to want to feel like you are more than just a cog in the system. I’ve worked for two employers who I worked really hard for but I was never recognised for it nor was my pay compensating  for my work. 

Lastly, as holly writes what gen y may want from their employer and careers isn’t necessarily terrible. Sorry this was so long! (As you can tell, I have a lot of feelings about this topic).

Georgina Lyons January 25, 2016

I saw it on Presto