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What are the last REAL NECESSARY skills (non tech) that Millenials should have?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by BeefPie84, Sep 21, 2019.


  1. BeefPie84

    BeefPie84

    Mar 29, 2019
    Making furniture? Rebuilding engines? Building houses?
     
  2. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    Why Millenials? Do they need different skills from the rest of us? If so, who says? My uncle told me in 1955 I'd never get by if I couldnt weld repairs on a hay baler...havent ever needed to do that since.
     
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  3. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    I don’t understand the context of the question. *shrug*
     
  4. BeefPie84

    BeefPie84

    Mar 29, 2019
    I guess I want to know what labor skills will carry over as technology becomes more prevalent.
     
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  5. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    HVAC & refrigeration repair!
     
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  7. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Common sense??
     
  8. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA
    How will old people survive in the present and future where their only skills have been rendered obsolete by advances in technology, infrastructure, and their own poor choices?

    That is the question I want answered.
     
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  9. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    You will need plumbers, electricians, carpenters, masons, auto techs...

    The list goes on.
     
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  10. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Interpersonal skills comes to mind.
     
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  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Tech heads don't want to acknowledge it, but the mechanical world isn't going anywhere. In addition to the above, we have planes and ships that need to be maintained (everything being manufactured overseas). Clothing still has to be made. Maybe not in the US, but you still need worker's to produce goods. Farming requires lots of physical skills.

    The list goes on...
     
  12. BUDGETING. :banghead:
     
  13. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    I would advise against that as a career choice.
     
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  14. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    SOMEone has to do it. Self driving or otherwise, internal combustion or electric, we Wil have cars for a while.
     
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  15. This guy outlines essential skill sets, emerging jobs/industries, etc. Essential viewing IMO.

     
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  16. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    I get that.

    The automotive industry
    Hopefully it will be someone other than myself doing it. 36 years in the business and it's become nothing more than a race to the bottom...... everything is free free free and if the tech can't get any upsells on a $14.95 oil change its his fault and he doesn't get paid.

    I'm so sick of the way the industry works, I'm ready to bail out tomorrow.
     
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  17. BeefPie84

    BeefPie84

    Mar 29, 2019
    Thank u
     
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  18. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    Never hurts to know basic DIY.
     
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  19. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    The most important skill is logical and well considered problem solving. If you can solve problems, you can be taught physical skills to be productive. If you have physical skills but can't solve problems, you're stuck doing trivial tasks.
     
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  20. Plumbers. As long as people have to poop , there will be plumbers. :thumbsup:
     

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