We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
...the Church of England has taken a decidedly leftward turn in the last century, prompting the Earl of Onslow’s immortal observation that “one hundred years ago, the Church was in favor of fox hunting and against buggery. Now it is in favor of buggery and against fox hunting.”
You know, in an office full of unicorns, the guy with a shovel matters, makes a difference, is seldom interfered withy by senior authority and has an impact on the world. They can even play although showers are recommended after.
If the millennials want to make a difference they should have studied STEM subjects. The people who have transformed the world did it by invention, even the founding fathers were men of invention. Men like Thomas Newcomen, James Watt, Henry Bessemer, Nikolai Tesla, Henry Ford, etc. are the ones who impacted lives and made life better for all people in the world. Politicians and philosophers, not so much. Although, they have done great evil.
some of those comments: "Same old 9-to-5? Forget about it" .... "Any job or career path that effects change is worth getting into. There is no point clocking 9-5′s without influence" ... "ability to balance work and life – let me work from home some days, flexible schedules, bring my dog to the office" ....
what kind of jobs are these? 9-5? what kind of entry level professional works 9-5? and "influence"? those kids would be lucky if my office trusted them to be alone with a stapler for the first week.
and I ever bring a unicorn to work, its going to be one of the new associates who takes care of it, secretarial time is too valuable to waste.