Are the kids getting smarter these days?
I’m not sure you know, given the latest anecdotes I’ve heard. I’m not much older than them, but I already fear the dilution of our gene pool.
CASE STUDY 1
My PR friend was telling me about the rookies in her agency.
She said: “These rookies are fresh out of school and they don’t want to do the basic PR work like doing press clippings or monitoring the media. They tell the boss: ‘I don’t want to do all these simple stuff! I want to sit down with the client and talk strategy!'”
Strategy? With what they’ve learnt in school?
CASE STUDY 2
This intern from a poly was out on assignment at Lakeside. It’s about 6pm and she calls one of the regulars in her office located in Braddell Road area.
“Erm, Jon, I need to take a taxi.”
“Where are you?”
“Near Chinese Gardens.”
“Isn’t there an MRT right outside the gardens?”
“Yah, but it’s quite far from the office. The MRT is really a long ride.”
“So what do you want to do?”
“I don’t have any money on me right now….can you lend me some money to take a taxi?”
“DO I LOOK LIKE AN ATM TO YOU?”
(Obviously she wanted Jon to wait outside the office for her taxi to come by. But this being a two-week old rookie, he wouldn’t have any of her BS.)
CASE STUDY 3
Anything involving corporate/national security and YouTube. What’s the point of being so tech-savvy when you’ve got guano for brains?