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As people get older and technology continues to flourish, certain things get left in yesteryear; items such as paper maps, landline phones, and applying in person become antiquated and useless to most. However, advice lives on, even long after the person who gave it to you is gone. Recently, the internet was asked, “What advice given by Boomers is technically useless now?” Many of the answers given were spot on!
Getting Employment Advice
One Redditor said, “Having several employers on a resume is a red flag.”
Another user said, “Stop filling out those online applications. You must walk into every office in person and ask to speak to the hiring manager.”
Be Loyal to Your Employer
A user added, “Stick with one employer your whole career; they’ll never steer you wrong.”
Another user said, “Don’t take your accrued vacation, or you’ll be the first one they lay off.”
A Redditor added, “Never get a credit card or take a loan. People who do all end up in debt.”
Another Redditor said, “Your rent should be 1/4 of your income.”
This user said, ‘Always have a dime for a pay phone.”
Another user said, “Call at night when the phone rates go down.”
One Redditor said, “Work hard, save money, and then you can buy a house.”
A second Redditor said, “Renting is for suckers.”
A third Redditor said, “Rent money is dead money.”
One user said, “Don’t sit too close to the TV, or your eyes will cross permanently.”
Another user said, “Wait 30 minutes after eating before you swim in the pool.”
A Redditor simply said, “Learn to fold a map.”
Another Redditor remarked, “Learn how to balance your checkbook.”
A Redditor said, “You’re not always going to have a calculator.”
A second Redditor said, “If it’s on the fritz, just smack it with your hand.”
A user added, “Playing video games will rot your brain.”
Another user said, “Get a college degree if you want to be successful.”
This user said, “Just walk in, give a firm handshake, and you’ll get the job.”
One Redditor said, “Let your vehicle warm up before driving it.”
A second Redditor said, “Don’t get into a car with a stranger.”
A user mentioned, “Make sure you drink plenty of milk.”
A Redditor said, “Practice your handwriting and spelling.”
A second Redditor said, “If you can’t write in cursive, you can’t sign your name.”
One user said, “Work hard, put in the extra time, and it will pay off in the end.”
Another user said, “Don’t talk to strangers!”
Finally, a Redditor said, “Call information (411); you can get the phone number there.”
Redditors sure have heard some useless Boomer advice. What useless Boomer advice have you heard? Is there any Boomer advice that is still relevant and helpful?
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