Cisco is looking for “A digital native with true love for all things mobile, and a social person by nature.”Jumpstart Automotive Group would really like to find a, “Sr Marketing Manager–Digital Native Needed!” Those are just two listings from five pages of results for companies looking for “digital native” at Indeed.com. Meanwhile, other companies are offering “Millennials only seating areas.”
Let’s talk about how ridiculously stupid this whole thing is. Digital natives are people who are young enough to have been raised on the computer, which means, what companies should say is, “Young person with true love for all things Mobile” or “Sr Marketing manager–30 and younger only need apply!” No one would do that, but for some reason people think it’s okay to use a code word.
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