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Folks, This is Sad! Many Millennials Don't Even Know How To Use Tape Measures or Hammer Nails Reader 10/10/2017 (Tue) 18:50:07 Id: a128ed [Preview] No. 2304
America's third world decline confirmed?

As wall street analysts celebrate the coming of age of the millennial generation, a group of young people who were supposed to lead another revolutionary wave of consumerism if only they could work long enough to escape their parents' basement, retailers like Home Depot are panicked about selling into what will soon be America's largest demographic... but not for the reasons you might think.

While avocado resellers like Whole Foods only have to worry about creating a catchy advertising campaign to attract millennials, Home Depot is in full-on panic mode after realizing that an entire generation of Americans have absolutely no clue how to use their products. As the Wall Street Journal points out, the company has been forced to spend millions to create video tutorials and host in-store classes on how to do everything from using a tape measure to mopping a floor and hammering a nail.

Home Depot's VP of marketing admits she was originally hesitant because she thought some of their videos might be a bit too "condescending" but she quickly learned they were very necessary for our pampered millennials.

In June the company introduced a series of online workshops, including videos on how to use a tape measure and how to hide cords, that were so basic some executives worried they were condescending. “You have to start somewhere,” Mr. Decker says.

Lisa DeStefano, Home Depot vice president of marketing, initially hesitated looking over the list of proposed video lessons, chosen based on high-frequency online search queries. “Were we selling people short? Were these just too obvious?” she says she asked her team. On the tape-measure tutorial, “I said ‘come on, how many things can you say about it?’ ” Ms. DeStefano says.

Meanwhile, Scotts Miracle-Gro has been forced to start training classes to remind frustrated millennials, who can't seem to keep their flowers alive, that plants need sunlight to grow (apparently not a single millennial ever took biology in grade school). Commenting on the tutorials, a defeated VP of Corporate Affairs, Jim King, admitted "these are simple things we wouldn’t have really thought to do or needed to do 15 to 20 years ago"...sorry, Mr. King this is your life now.

Unfortunately, at least for the Home Depots of the world, millennials now represent the largest demographic in America with 4.75 million 26 year olds roaming the streets of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles without a clue as to how to use a tape measure.

“These are simple things we wouldn’t have really thought to do or needed to do 15 to 20 years ago,” says Jim King, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Scotts. “But this is a group who may not have grown up putting their hands in the dirt growing their vegetable garden in mom and dad’s backyard.”

“They grew up playing soccer, having dance recitals and playing an Xbox,” says Scott’s Mr. King. “They probably didn’t spend as much time helping mom and dad out in the yard as their predecessors or their predecessors’ predecessors.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-10/home-depot-panicked-over-millennials-forced-host-tutorials-using-tape-measures-hamme
https://web.archive.org/web/20171010184736/http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-10/home-depot-panicked-over-millennials-forced-host-tutorials-using-tape-measures-hamme


Reader 10/10/2017 (Tue) 18:53:20 Id: 8bf77e [Preview] No. 2305 del
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Reader 10/10/2017 (Tue) 19:00:48 Id: a128ed [Preview] No. 2306 del
>>2304
Fathers need to sending their sons outside and teach them how to build something, start with a tree house or a new wood shed or build a frame to extend your porch or something. This is ridiculous! No wonder companies are hiring so many Mexican illegals, they actually know how to do roofing and construction work!

By God, I was sent outside by the age of 12 to help my father cut down huge trees that were getting in the way of electrical wiring! Building porches for odd jobs, refurbishing old aluminum siding, riveting and taring new tiles on rooftops, etc when I was a teenager. Helping fix motors and repairing utilities.

When our new generations don't know how to do this stuff this is A BIG BIG problem folks! Do they even have wood shop classes in schools anymore?


Reader 10/10/2017 (Tue) 19:18:29 Id: 0b059b [Preview] No. 2307 del
>two struggling companies tutorialize their products because nobody is buying their shit
>"Look at these millennials needing all this help!"
sounds about right

FYI I didn't help at my mums fucking yard because we uprooted the yard and fashioned it into makeshift hammers, to board our windows that were pierced full of holes by the UV light from exposed sun.


Reader 10/10/2017 (Tue) 21:16:30 Id: e94546 [Preview] No. 2308 del
>>2307
Its one thing if the younger generations ain't buying tools/equip because they don't need them.... it is something completely different when younger generations ain't buying tools/equip because they lack the skills to use them, or don't know how to build anything.

Its the second issue that would have me very concerned about the future of our country.


Reader 10/10/2017 (Tue) 23:54:33 Id: 86ef79 [Preview] No. 2313 del
<Current year buying hardware at a store when cheaper online
<Current year diy when cheaper buy kits & made-ready
<Current year diy when cheaper to service immigrats
<Current year going to hardware store to learn how to nail when literary hundreds of online how-tos
Zerohedge-CIA Lost it, and so did OP and sympathizers


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 02:59:35 Id: 912921 [Preview] No. 2315 del
>>2313
Spotted the retarded millenial.


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 03:13:02 [Preview] No. 2316 del
>>2315
But grandpa, we have these now!


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 11:50:24 Id: c1cffb [Preview] No. 2317 del
>>2313
What the hell does this have to do with the CIA?

Also, why so much damage control trying to discredit alternative media recently? I notice a growing number of shills claiming everything is "clickbait" but won't provide a bit of evidence or even a single reputable source to backup their hysterical claims.

Also, the CIA don't care if younger generations can't use tools, in fact, I'm sure a corrupt agency like the CIA wants the population to be dumb down.


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 15:02:40 Id: c1cffb [Preview] No. 2327 del
>>2316
Nail guns are overrated and overpriced, you'd save a lot of money buying a standard Stanley hammer to do the job. Also, if a nail gun gets jammed you're almost shit out of luck which could cost you a weeks worth of income. Then again I'm still old-school and might have different standards compared to the younger generations so factor out any bias I might display about this issue.


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 19:07:03 Id: 592419 [Preview] No. 2333 del
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>>2327
I wouldn't have my lucrative career of designing nail guns for infinite weeks on end if people weren't buying them, and instead of advanced mathematics I'd have to spend my evenings hammering nails to poorly constructed house frames designed with simple arithmetic and occasional geometry. I couldn't even afford living in my current 100% ferroinsulated recycleable bubble house that's earthquake-proof with no nails needed, because it's held together with cleverly redirecting the natural friction of the materials so that any disturbance only strengthens the joints.


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 19:36:02 Id: 1e6ad2 [Preview] No. 2335 del
>>2317
Because (((alternative media))) in this case makes no case. A generation solves its own problems its own way. Hardware stores are becoming obsolete because of the dawn of internet. Today things are so easy, anyone can make a craigslist ad in no time asking volunteers to help build a shed with local cooperatives. But it's something boomers are to scared to admit because strangers are worry some.


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 20:03:02 Id: 22c531 [Preview] No. 2337 del
>>2333
If you ever build a home I recommend using 2 1/2" to 3" screws while re-enforcing the studs to the frames that are anchored down to the foundation. NOT nails, nails are more likely to rust due to weather or humidity and are much more susceptible to break under weight and pressure added over the years. The more 2x4 studs the more secure the home will be to long-term weathering and accidents during bad storms. Kind of like the more concrete you use and the longer you anchor down into the concrete the stronger the foundation is too.

>>2335
>Hardware stores are becoming obsolete because of the dawn of internet.

Eh, not where I live. I go to the hardware store every other week, I'm always having to repair something around the house, or fixing something or build something new like shelves to save more space. I always see people at the hardware store where I live. Although it's typically mid-aged to retired old timers there, I don't see too many kids or young people that often (other than some of the employees of-course).


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 20:11:04 Id: 22c531 [Preview] No. 2338 del
>>2335
>Today things are so easy, anyone can make a craigslist ad in no time asking volunteers to help build a shed with local cooperatives.

But you fail to see the bigger picture. If less and less people know how to build things, the less service will be provided to you overtime, thus costing you even MORE money as that service becomes a commodity that is in high demand but harder to find.

Back in the day, sure we had to do more work, but we paid less and were able to use our own skills to get things done how we needed them to be done. It takes a bit of time to learn but well worth it and the skills will pay off.


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 20:57:30 [Preview] No. 2339 del
>>2337
Grandpa, if you have to weekly go to the hardware store to repair something in the house, you have been doing it completely wrong.
They point of hardware is that you only need to make it once, and never have to touch it again in your lifetime. But I understand grandpa, you like feeling like you are of use. I won't stop you being a slave to the obsolescent hardware store.
>>2338
No grandpa, you fail to say OP and zerohedge are clickbait, and we now have quantum computation, which grant us the ability to calculate the best house and shelves that can mathematically tolerate any disaster you through at it. Sure, you can teach me how to hold a hammer and nail, but I can also 3D print&CNC the perfect shelve out of parts I found in the junk yard.
You see, the article above assumes people need training and help, and it's the opposite in this inter connected world, when I can now literary print gun parts for my own hand made rifle at the click of a button. But don't feel bad grandpa, I'll still love you just the way you are!


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 21:17:59 Id: 5b1957 [Preview] No. 2344 del
>>2339
I never said I buy the same tools! But when you need wiring, screws, nails, electrical solder, paint, a new pair of gloves, some wood, concrete mix, gravel, nuts, bolts, washers, etc. whatever it may be, you might not have enough of that stuff at home. I have plenty of tools but I don't have tons of extra miscellaneous items I might need depending on what projects. That is the stuff most people have to go back to the hardware store for.

>clickbait

In other words, you just don't agree with it. Boo hoo.

As far as CNC mills, they are nice but expensive as hell! It's like saying I'd buy a $10,000 sawmill to carve my own 2x4s from a lumberyard. That takes money and a lot of effort.


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 21:28:55 Id: 592419 [Preview] No. 2346 del
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>>2337
> I recommend
Great, now you just caused endchan to not know how to use screws the same way Home Depot and SMG robbed us of the ability to use hammers and measuring tape. The existence of those tutorials is where the article is sourced, after all. Is nothing enough for you people, do you intend to destroy the capability of every young person everywhere?


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 21:29:57 [Preview] No. 2347 del
>>2344 We buy them online, grandpa. You find better deals online, and you can hagle better too than at your local monopoly.
>clickbait
Yes grandpa
Article lit. goes:
<Title: Millennials can't into hardware
<(((WallStreet))) celebration [citation needed]
<Home Depot isn't making money
<Whole Foods is!!!
<(((Wall Street Journal))) making propaganda tutorials of the past century
<Interview Home Depot reps cry

>CNC expensive as hell
Do you even go out? You can rent one at your local university or hackers club.
Lit. group buys, never heard of them?


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 21:55:00 Id: 5b1957 [Preview] No. 2350 del
>>2346
Nails are useful for some projects, not recommended for building something meant to be very sturdy and last in harsh environments (like homes are). You'll learn, sometimes through trail and error, shit happens and you'll learn more as time goes on.

>>2347
If you don't mind waiting for shipping I guess that would work. Never even checked out online hardware shops before, since I can drive to my local shop around 10 miles away.

I never rented a CNC mill before either, so it didn't even cross my mind. Might not be such a bad idea if I ever need to use one. Wonder if I could rent it from a regular hardware store? I've heard of those hacker shops before but never needed anything over there because I've got plenty of tools and a work bench in my garage.


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 22:48:17 [Preview] No. 2355 del
>>2350
Grandpa, we have jets now, they do first day delivery. And with online shopping, I can ask around for parts faster than a hardware store. I can make the parts come to me instead!
>heard of those hacker shops
Clubs, grandpa, clubs. You might need eye surgery on you soon, we don't want you hitting yourself with your hammer.
Something about local cooperatives, something you are not used to. I read they have many old timers like you, you could hang around and make some new friends!


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 22:54:59 Id: 5b1957 [Preview] No. 2356 del
>>2355
Yah, but first day delivery is expensive. I have bought things on the internet before like DVDs, but if I recall first day shipping jacks the price to almost twice of what your paying for. I'd rather just get it in a local shop if I could, or if I got it online I'd wait the 3 or 4 days out regular shipping.


Reader 10/11/2017 (Wed) 23:04:38 [Preview] No. 2358 del
>>2356
Grandpa, just stop. DVDs have a 25 year expiration, and we use something called torrents, or P2P.
When your hardware store shuts down or rans out of supplies, your diesel car won't supply you the transportation for the extra distance to acquire your rubbish that you will need to replace yet again.
You lost your argument the moment you sympathized with the blog post.
You have been trolled.


Reader 10/12/2017 (Thu) 07:22:53 Id: 8ee41d [Preview] No. 2361 del
I don't need a spooky hammer to put nails into a lesser man's skull, neither do you. Use screws, nails split the material but screws can be removed by an intelligent creature


Reader 10/12/2017 (Thu) 09:57:00 Id: dbe9e5 [Preview] No. 2365 del
No kidding. This is what happens when the schools incessantly repeat the message that trade schools are for idiots and that everyone needs to go to college. If we hadn't sold all of our industries overseas, our young men wouldn't be gigantic faggots getting degrees in nigger studies or feminist literature (or jobs in middle management).

This has all been planned since the 1960s.


Reader 10/12/2017 (Thu) 15:06:48 Id: cffbd7 [Preview] No. 2366 del
>>2358
Hardware stores won't shut down, unless we become a third world nation. Which, read my lips, may actually happen one day so be prepared in advance.

As far as DVDs, I know, that's why I have my favorite old movies and TV shows not only on DVD, but the dvd files (VIDEO_TS) are backed up on flashsdrives that I have stored offline. I have a DVD ripper that can convert/rip those files onto more DVDs if I need to do that in the future. And yes, I know what P2P clients are, I use Soulseek currently to download music.

>>2365
Yep, THAT is the problem. And today most students come back completely clueless and brainwashed with worthless degrees after going into $20,000+ student loan debts while they flip burgers at part time jobs struggling to pay that debt back off the next 30+ years.

The communist takeover of the school system has been complete.

Trade schools are the only other solution, they'll teach you skills you need to know to get a decent job. Unfortunately Americans today have to compete with foreign slave labor flooding into the country (thanks a lot to Obama and all the dems & cuckservatives!) This will drive down wages, all as planned by the Soviet-style takeover of the US.



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