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I’m a 29-year-old man who can’t tell the difference between an 8-year-old and a 13-year-old. In that same breath, if a song on the radio has officially reached my ears, kids in high school have been listening to it for months. If I’m using a slang term with my friends, it’s probably been expired because it’s already been viral on Vine for, like, a year.
But the difference between me and other people on the older spectrum of the generational gap is that I’m at least self-aware when it comes to interacting with people out of my age range. I don’t even bother talking to our interns – not because I’m a dick, but because the last thing they want to do is talk to me.
This wasn’t the case with Microsoft, though, when one of their recruiters emailed the interns about a potential party. In possibly the single most cringe-worthy email I’ve ever seen, the recruiter uses phrases such as bae, lit, noms, and dranks. And when you put all of it together, it creates a masterpiece.
I don’t know who thought this was a good idea, but it just clearly wasn’t. I wouldn’t send half of those sentences to my friends as a joke let alone seriously type out “HELL YES TO GETTING LIT ON A MONDAY NIGHT!” in an email where my name was associated to it.
Luckily, Microsoft was aware that this email was an abomination and told Business Insider, “The email was poorly worded and not in keeping with our values as a company. We are looking into how this occurred and will take appropriate steps to address it.”
“Poorly worded” is the understatement of the fucking century. .
[via Business Insider]
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