Twitter Twitter Is Sharing The Most Unhelpful Advice They Ever Received From Boomers, And I Bet You’ve Heard At Least One Of These

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We’re not bashing boomers, we’re just…pointing out the facts.

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Look, we all love boomers. But I think we can also say that at some point, we’ve all received advice that made us hit them with the side-eye.

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So when @Freeyourmindkid on Twitter asked people about the most out of touch advice they’ve ever received from a boomer, I had to see what people said.

twitter What's the most out of touch advice that a Boomer has ever given you? Use the hashtag #BoomerAdvice when you answer.

What’s the most out of touch advice that a Boomer has ever given you? Use the hashtag #BoomerAdvice when you answer.

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Here’s a few of the best (well, worst) pieces of advice:

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About applying for jobs:

twitter @Freeyourmindkid “You can’t just apply for jobs online. You have to get out there! Drop off resumes, call then every day! Go pound the pavement.”

#BoomerAdvice

@Freeyourmindkid “You can’t just apply for jobs online. You have to get out there! Drop off resumes, call then every day! Go pound the pavement.”

#BoomerAdvice

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About investments:

twitter In 2007, “A house is a great investment. It will only go up in value.” #boomeradvice https://t.co/Mp4jxTLlsO

In 2007, “A house is a great investment. It will only go up in value.” #boomeradvice https://t.co/Mp4jxTLlsO

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About getting promoted at work:

twitter Pay your dues, work late, go the extra mile, take the initiative, take all the tasks no one else wants to do! Your boss will give you credit and you’ll be promoted quickly! It’s the way to get ahead! #BoomerAdvice

Way to get exploited, more like... https://t.co/ts1zjOOief

Pay your dues, work late, go the extra mile, take the initiative, take all the tasks no one else wants to do! Your boss will give you credit and you’ll be promoted quickly! It’s the way to get ahead! #BoomerAdvice

Way to get exploited, more like… https://t.co/ts1zjOOief

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5.

About money at work:

twitter @Freeyourmindkid #boomeradvice if you show you’re willing to work harder, they will show that they are willing to pay you more.

@Freeyourmindkid #boomeradvice if you show you’re willing to work harder, they will show that they are willing to pay you more.

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About sacrifices:

twitter @Freeyourmindkid My mom told me that I should be ok with working as an unpaid intern because the company/organization will see how great my work ethic is and hire me. #boomeradvice

@Freeyourmindkid My mom told me that I should be ok with working as an unpaid intern because the company/organization will see how great my work ethic is and hire me. #boomeradvice

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7.

About job searches:

twitter @Freeyourmindkid Show up in person to fill out job applications because it shows more dedication.
Ask about job benefits at the interview. 
Both from my father who had not had to look for a job in over 30 years. Technically he's Silent Generation and not boomer, but close enough. #BoomerAdvice

@Freeyourmindkid Show up in person to fill out job applications because it shows more dedication.
Ask about job benefits at the interview.
Both from my father who had not had to look for a job in over 30 years. Technically he’s Silent Generation and not boomer, but close enough. #BoomerAdvice

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8.

About loyalty (HA!):

twitter @Freeyourmindkid Go to college, get a good job, be loyal to the company, they’ll be loyal to you 😒 #BoomerAdvice

@Freeyourmindkid Go to college, get a good job, be loyal to the company, they’ll be loyal to you 😒 #BoomerAdvice

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About political views:

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