Notices
General Harley Davidson Chat Forum to discuss general Harley Davidson issues, topics, and experiences.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Me and My Millennial

 
  #11  
Old 01-05-2019, 10:28 AM
Old Sport's Avatar
Old Sport
Old Sport is offline
Club Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Northwest New Jersey
Posts: 331
Received 94 Likes on 56 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by hd4evr2008 View Post
Be proud, papa! Be very proud. Not because he rides with you, not because he wants a Sportster......be proud because he sounds like a wonderful, well raised, level headed young man! Rare these days........Thank him especially for his service. God bless him and all our troops.
Most definitely!

Originally Posted by Het View Post
You should be proud. All of the millenials where I work think they get paid a premium wage to smoke dope and be on their phones all day. They think it's their right to do so.
I hear ya. Thankfully both kids have managed to steer-clear of addictions and life-impacting bad habits. My guy has had a "man-bun" for a while and he still spends w-a-a-a-a-y too much time on his phone for my likes, but I recognize it's just a sign of the times. If you get past the stereotypical expectation of this generation you find there's a lot more underneath it all. Not all, but there's hope.

Truth be told, I don't think it's really any different from when I was young, or the generation before, etc...
 
  #12  
Old 01-05-2019, 01:53 PM
TheMurf
TheMurf is offline
Road Captain
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Highland, New York
Posts: 737
Received 307 Likes on 169 Posts
Default My Millennial

Please thank your son for his service to our country. Thank you for raising him with the values and respect to make him want to serve. When he gets his new Harley make sure you go for a ride together. I wanted so much to ride with my dad before he passed,but do to his illness we never got the chance.
 
  #13  
Old 01-05-2019, 04:39 PM
Het's Avatar
Het
Het is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: east of here
Posts: 295
Received 86 Likes on 62 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by MRFREEZE57 View Post
unfortunately that is about spot on with so many of the younger generation. many go to college for one of the many useless degrees and then can not figure why nobody will pay them a six digit annual salary for it, all when there are so many well paying trade jobs out there but they are afraid to get dirt on their hands.
Check this one out. Our company bought out our ESOP program this year. We had four or five 'millenials' that started with us last April. They worked, if you want to call what they did work, (see above comment), from April to Thanksgiving, and made approximately $65K. They were given a full share of stock when we were bought out. A share was valued at $18,000 and change. They, (the millenials), claimed that was bullshit, because they had heard that other long time employees were receiving in excess of $100K. They couldn't comprehend that the longer you worked, the more $$$$ you received, lol. What maroons!!!! I explained to them that even though they received much more than they earned throughout the season, getting this windfall added another, on average, $700+ a week to what they already earned, and I hate to use the term 'earned'. They didn't want to hear it. In their minds, even though they were on their phones all day, listened to their Ipods all day, and got carried by other workers, myself included, they should all be making LeBron James kinda money. You should have seen their faces after I explained to them that they will owe 10% of that money for a penalty, another 27% to the Feds, another 5% to the state, then another percentage to the city they live in. It was priceless.
 
  #14  
Old 01-05-2019, 08:04 PM
b bop n bob's Avatar
b bop n bob
b bop n bob is offline
Road Captain
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: ottawa il
Posts: 599
Received 219 Likes on 129 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Het View Post
Check this one out. Our company bought out our ESOP program this year. We had four or five 'millenials' that started with us last April. They worked, if you want to call what they did work, (see above comment), from April to Thanksgiving, and made approximately $65K. They were given a full share of stock when we were bought out. A share was valued at $18,000 and change. They, (the millenials), claimed that was bullshit, because they had heard that other long time employees were receiving in excess of $100K. They couldn't comprehend that the longer you worked, the more $$$$ you received, lol. What maroons!!!! I explained to them that even though they received much more than they earned throughout the season, getting this windfall added another, on average, $700+ a week to what they already earned, and I hate to use the term 'earned'. They didn't want to hear it. In their minds, even though they were on their phones all day, listened to their Ipods all day, and got carried by other workers, myself included, they should all be making LeBron James kinda money. You should have seen their faces after I explained to them that they will owe 10% of that money for a penalty, another 27% to the Feds, another 5% to the state, then another percentage to the city they live in. It was priceless.
That's what I like to call a "reality check".
 
  #15  
Old 01-06-2019, 04:14 PM
et998
et998 is offline
New Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Georgia / USA
Posts: 79
Received 12 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Props for the thread title. I don't have a millennial. I work with them though. I am glad you found a common thread. I bet you are too. You got a son and a riding buddy.
It doesn't get better than that. You know that and thanks for sharing. As stated earlier, there is hope.
 
  #16  
Old 01-07-2019, 10:15 PM
Old Sport's Avatar
Old Sport
Old Sport is offline
Club Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Northwest New Jersey
Posts: 331
Received 94 Likes on 56 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by et998 View Post
Props for the thread title. I don't have a millennial. I work with them though. I am glad you found a common thread. I bet you are too. You got a son and a riding buddy.
It doesn't get better than that. You know that and thanks for sharing. As stated earlier, there is hope.
I am definitely a proud and lucky papa! I put this out there primarily to get folks thinking about giving this younger generation a chance. They may be few and far between, but there are definitely a few good eggs out there... Would love to hear more about the positive examples.

A bit of support and mentoring can make a wold of difference, but we've got to be willing to provide or at least be open to the opportunity.
 
  #17  
Old 01-09-2019, 11:50 AM
uncle kebo
uncle kebo is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: On the Big Blue marble
Posts: 3,986
Received 769 Likes on 485 Posts
Default

Few things... Im also in state and Im friendly with the guys at Williams HD (They also own Garden State HD), I love the dealer and I know they treat military real good. Mike who is one of the main guys I believe was also USMC. If you and your son ever make your way to New Hope, I'd like to buy the 1st round. For your son because a soldier should never have a tab and for you sir because you raised fine boys.

Regards
Kebo (son of a Navy vet)..
 
  #18  
Old 01-11-2019, 11:11 PM
Old Sport's Avatar
Old Sport
Old Sport is offline
Club Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Northwest New Jersey
Posts: 331
Received 94 Likes on 56 Posts
Default

Much appreciated Kebo. Been swinging through New Hope /Lambertville for many, many years. Will look you up when next headed that way!
 
  #19  
Old 01-12-2019, 11:04 AM
Geoff's Avatar
Geoff
Geoff is offline
Extreme HDF Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 10,349
Received 249 Likes on 186 Posts
Default

My daughter got her motorcycle license when she was in college. She liked taking rides on my Harley, but when it came time to buy her own bike, she wound up with a Ducati Monster. She liked the sight and sound of Harleys but not the cost and weight. She also didn't like the Harley image (old guys dressed like pirates, loud pipes). Not sure where this came from--I don't roll like this. Perhaps she watched too much Sons of Anarchy.
 
  #20  
Old 01-12-2019, 11:18 AM
Uncle Larry's Avatar
Uncle Larry
Uncle Larry is offline
Big Kahuna HDF Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southeast Michigan 15 Minutes East Of Hell
Posts: 109,173
Received 5,901 Likes on 3,763 Posts
Default

This speaks volumes !! Good job "Old Sport"

 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: