As few as two years ago I was one of the youngest workers in my department with some of the lowest seniority. It took me 10 years to bid into the Chip Handling Department and I have been in the Pulp Mill nearly 30 years. Two workers have recently bid in the department, one with around 2 years seniority and the other around 1 year. 21 and 24 years old. They are trying to drive me nuts! "Hey Rich, are you over 50? Where is the gray hair? How long you been here? Man I hate this! And that! And them! And you too!" Add curse words where you think they were used.
At least they seem grateful for their jobs and they show up on time and do their functions. And are willing to learn new processes. The new workers do seem more adept at working with computers. Older workers do not even want to deal with our Intranet processes. Period. And we seem to have more than a few 50+ workers who do not deal with computers at all. I learn so much from the some of the younger ones who come along. But of course I won't tell them that! (I can see they all ready know.)
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