I am very tired of older employees who can't do the basics on a computer despite using computers daily since the 1980s. I didn't really pick up using computers 'til the 90s and I can do most anything with them.
oho boy, this is a tough one for me.
First let me say that I've never experienced this kind of problem at work. I've been working with software and specifically OS software since the early 1980s. If I could go back to using DOS commands, I might do it in some cases. But I've generally kept up well with the software and applications that I've used over the past few decades. I don't have many problems there, but as an example, I rarely remember that I can search using voice rather than my fingers. In fact, sometimes it's harder for me to compose sentences with my mouth rather than my fingers!
The social media aspect of computing though seems to be problematic for me. A major reason is that I just don't care to spend a lot of time using or learning Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat or whatever the other SM apps are. After trying to stay in touch with and communicate with my younger relatives though, I am a complete embarrassment! I don't really do Facebook because I find it to be a colossal time suck and also because I truly am extremely private about what's going on in my life and I wish others were more so.
When my nephew stayed with me, our best communication was over Snapchat. I'm pretty sure he got more pictures of my feet than anything else. When I wanted to send something to him, I wasn't practiced enough with it to be efficient and I missed all the moments I tried to capture.
I think what younger people need to understand though is that taking the time to get proficient at something so that I can communicate with one age group, doesn't help me when 99% of the rest of my contacts communicate using a different medium.
So while I get the frustration and accept the jokes, I'm also putting myself into the category of people who have pretty much given up on new technology when it comes to social media platforms. There is so much to keep up with and it rarely benefits me.
Now get off my lawn, you young whippersnapper!