HOW TO SEEM REALLY COOL TO YOUNG EMPLOYEES | FFFW #41
SHOUTOUT TO AMELIA
On this day in 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly over the Atlantic Ocean. Obviously, she was a baller and did some absolutely incredible things that pushed humanity forward. But, this story also got me thinking about flight as a whole. Right now, as the world returns to normal, many of you may be booking flights for vacations, weekend getaways, and the upcoming conventions. Aircraft have come a long way since 1928, so I looked up a few fun facts for you to kick off your weekend.
1) The FAA handles an average of 45,000 flights EVERY DAY.
2) The modern 747 is longer in length than the total distance traveled by the Wright Brothers on their first flight.
3) The fastest recorded plane traveled at 2,193 MPH (that’s fast).
50/50 chance. The goal of this game is to click the right link. If you click a link and you see a GIF of a coffin, you win. If you click a link and see a GIF of Owen Wilson, you lose.
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HOW TO MANAGE THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS
This week, CD put out a great article about managing and working people of all ages. You can read that here. Now, this was a great article, but as a Zillenial, (a mix of Gen-Z and Millennial) I have a few thoughts of my own for how the older generations can really connect with the younger generation.
1) More Z’s
If there was one thing the 90’s taught everyone, it’s that you have to replace S’s with Z’s if you want to be hip and cool. Maybe ask the young whip-snappers(z) if they’re ready for all the “funeralz” they have coming up in the week. It’s what all the cool kidz are doing.
2) Sit in Chairs- but Backwards
When you need to have a serious conversation with a younger worker, nothing shows that you’re there for them like spinning a chair around (AC Slater style) and saying, “let’s rap.” Immediately the tension in the room will be cut, and young Timmy will know that you’re there for them and that you’re rad and hip with the times.
3) Follow all the cool TikTokers to talk and act like them
My generation doesn’t want you to be authentic to who you are and just talk to us like we’re normal members of society. We need you to come to our level and know everything about jokes, music, and trends. So start walking around and yelling “sheeeesh” (look it up), we will all think you are so cool, and you will win our respect way faster than you would if you just act professional and kind.
There you go, just remember to follow these three tips anytime you deal with someone 30 and younger.
COMIC OF THE WEEK
I was always Louigi.
YOU OTTER BE PROUD
Let’s be honest, our profession gets a lot of negative press, so we’ve searched the internet to find stories of funeral things getting respect and doing great things!
- Funeral Director has Spent 60 Years Serving Others
- Funeral Director Honored After Dedicating His Life to Community
- Couple Keeps Memories Alive at Cemetery