The Greatest Gift: This Story About Gen Z Bringing Parents To Interviews

Gold, Jerry! It’s GOLD!

Ted Bauer
2 min readJun 14, 2024

I don’t know if you’ve seen this story over the last week. It’s kinda phony in a way and from some site called like “ResumeWorld” or whatever, so I don’t know how actually true it is, but it made headlines. The crux is: 29% of Gen Z job applicants across this sample are bringing their parents to the interview, either an in-person interview or a video interview. Again, not sure how true it is. If it’s even remotely true, it’s absolutely hysterical.

It’s covered a little bit in this video:

It’s not surprising that it would be covered in that video, because the Bet-David crew is very conservative and Trump-y, and this is absolute catnip for Trumper guys who think the world is burning as Biden hands out free crack pipes in downtown Philadelphia every day. (The funny part, of course, is that guys like Bet-David have four kids, typically Gen Z kids, and really this story is about shitty parenting, not how ridiculous the kids are.) But hey. Let’s laugh. It’s better than crying…

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Ted Bauer

Mostly write about work, leadership, friendship, masculinity, male infertility, and some other stuff along the way. It's a pleasure to be here.