A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 15, 2021
“You could give them a job laying down and they’ll get up and quit”

"This generation don’t want to work. You could give them a job laying down and they’ll get up and quit” is a saying that has been printed on many images. There are several slight variations, and authorship is unknown.

“You can give them a job laying down & they will get up and quit” was posted on Twitter by Chaundreka Osborne on June 25, 2019. “You can give them a job Laying Down and that MF will get up & Quit” was posted on Twitter by Ned Flanders on July 3, 2019. “Somebody said the newer generation doesn’t wanna work. You can give them a job laying down and they will get up and quit” was posted on Twitter by LeftEye’s•Match on July 17, 2019.

“This new generation don’t want to work, you give them a job laying down they gon stand up and quit” was posted on Twitter by BGF Dyll on July 18, 2019. “This new #generation don’t want to #work. You can give them a job laying down and they’ll stand up to #quit” was posted on Twitter by Raiden on August 2, 2019. “THIS NEW GENERATION DON’T WANT TO WORK. YOU CAN GIVE THEM A JOB LAYING DOWN AND THEY’LL STAND UP TO QUIT” was posted on Facebook by More Crazy Stuff on March 15, 2021.

“You could give them a job sleeping and they’ll wake up and quit” is a related saying.


Twitter
Chaundreka Osborne
@SheIsElated
You can give them a job laying down & they will get up and quit.
5:50 PM · Jun 25, 2019 from Alabama, USA·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ned Flanders
@LordHydration
I hate a mf who always quitting they job and asking you to put them on.
You can give them a job Laying Down and that MF will get up & Quit
8:16 PM · Jul 3, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
LeftEye’s•Match
@Twin_Named_Reek
Somebody said the newer generation doesn’t wanna work. You can give them a job laying down and they will get up and quit.
Me: Shiiid, where do I apply?!
11:55 AM · Jul 17, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
BGF Dyll
@LiveToSucceed22
This new generation don’t want to work, you give them a job laying down they gon stand up and quit
12:59 PM · Jul 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
iAteYoGrandma
@Ayyy_BooBoo
This new generation do not wanna work. You can give them a job laying down and that MF still gon quit
7:09 AM · Jul 19, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
NC Mountain Medic™
@NCBigGameHunter
People of my generation (Gen Z) do not work for shit. You could give them a job laying down and they’d quit.
11:47 AM · Jul 19, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Raiden
@raiden96
This new #generation don’t want to #work. You can give them a job laying down and they’ll stand up to #quit.
3:46 PM · Aug 2, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Mason Hall
@CoachMasonHall
This generation don’t want to work. You could give them a job laying down and they’ll get up and quit.
9:49 PM · Aug 27, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
BILAL
@bilalshaikh1h
This generation don’t want to work. You could give them a job laying down and they’ll get up and quit.
4:39 AM · Sep 11, 2019 from Melbourne, Victoria·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
PLAYBIGWINBIG
@PLAYBIGWINBIG2
This generation dont want get up and work.. You can give them a job laying down and they’ll get up and quit
6:26 AM · Sep 16, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
R&R Carpet Cleaning
@RRCARPETCLEANER
This new generation doesn’t want to work you could give them a job laying down and they’ll get up to quit.
🗣NEXT — feeling disappointed
2:25 PM · Sep 27, 2019·Facebook

Twitter
BPhi, Pussy Hoe.
@BphiWhiteboy
This generation dont wanna work. You could give them a job laying down and they’ll get up and quit.
8:55 PM · Oct 3, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
jahshiesty
@jahiemtrill
This generation dont wanna work. You could give them a job laying down and they’ll get up and quit.
7:22 PM · Oct 13, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
T.Nkabi
@iamtemba
I saw a post that said this new generation is so lazy you could give em a job laying down and they’d get up and quit that mf.
2:48 PM · Oct 16, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Wayward Son
@TheBrandowsky
It kills me to see so many younger folks that don’t want to work.  I swear you can give them a job laying down and they will stand up to quit.
11:08 AM · Feb 20, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Side$how
@sideshowlou_
This generation doesn’t like to work for anything. You can give them a job laying down and they will get up and quit.
12:43 PM · Jul 27, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Marcus Mann ΚΑΨ
@PastorMLM
This new generation DO NOT wanna work! You can give them a Job laying down and them jokers would Get Up And Quit!!
#RealTalk
7:58 PM · Oct 13, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Joyce Prestridge 🇺🇲Honeybee🇺🇲 IFollowAllPatriotsBack
@RoNsHoNeYBe
This generation don’t want to work. You could give them a job laying down and they’ll get up and quit.
1:34 PM · Feb 27, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Gary And The Bordeaux Bros
@gary_bros
This new generation don’t want to work. You can give them a job laying down and they would stand up to quit. #GenLazy
GIF
8:09 PM · Mar 10, 2021·Twitter for Android

Facebook
More Crazy Stuff
March 15, 2021 at 6:15 PM ·
THIS NEW GENERATION
DON’T WANT TO WORK
YOU CAN GIVE THEM A JOB LAYING DOWN
AND THEY’LL STAND UP TO QUIT

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, March 15, 2021 • Permalink