Or are they just not teaching simple business apps in college anymore? Every intern I have dealt with has no idea how to send an email attachment, create a spreadsheet or build a decent report. They actually send me screen shots of text and expect me to transpose it by hand from the email they sent me.
But man are they good at the Gmail and instant messaging! Really good at working cellphones and sending text messages too! Oh and let me tell you, they have snarky down pat too!
If I did that stuff when I was an intern, I'd be called to my guidance counselor's office in a heartbeat and read the riot act. Snarky comments were unheard of and even if it entered your mind, it went down on your performance review as a bad attitude.
Is it too much to ask though for people to have some basic computer usage skills in an MS Office or similar productivity software suite?
God, I feel old!