Those of us who do not fit comfortably into either Generation X or Millennials have been discussing this issue, which in turn raised the question of whatever happened to “Generation Y”? Wasn’t that supposed to be a thing?
It was… and then it just didn’t happen. Like Betamax.
So based on my determination of the effective lifespan of Betamax, from its introduction in 1975 to its clear failure to capture significant market share by 1984, I HAVE SOLVED FOR GENERATION Y.
If you were born between 1977 and 1986, you are a member of Generation Y: The Dead-End Format Generation.
(Gen Y members may claim dual membership in Gen X or Millennials at their discretion. Offer also extended to anyone born into a household with a Betamax player prior to 1977 or after 1986.)
1977. Most people who aren’t X-ers still consider me an X-er.
1979. I consider myself more a Millennial, but most Millennials consider me old.
Take, for example, Mike Lee and Will Evans, students from the U.S. and Canada, respectively, who applied to be English teachers through the New Development School, a teacher-placement agency in Beijing. Being fluent speakers of English, both believed they would make competitive candidates.
What they didn’t know is that recruiters would not be evaluating them just on their English fluency or academic credentials. Instead, they were judged primarily on physical appearance.
Yeah.. my brother was politely asked to leave his first English teaching job in Shanghai because the kids’ parents’ didn’t want a Black guy teaching their kids English.
Fly 20 hrs across the world.. no white people around.. and you still gotta deal with whiteness. I just find it so discouraging.
White folks just don’t get how their skin color alone open up doors for them. Their race is literally amercan express. Accepted everywhere. It’s te key to every lock and opens every door. And that’s literally never changing. Ever.
The same thing happens in South Korea. The private English academies really only want to hire white, Americans at their schools. The public school recruiting program is more diverse, but it’s known that schools can get pissy when the English teacher they’re assigned is a POC.
Well a couple of likes and the sister and BFF approved so I’m keeping it.
My sister and I are currently debating Chris vs Liam Hemsworth over text.