Good. Perhaps there is hope for them yet.
Jobs that they’re “overqualified” for?
And a degree in Art History over-qualifies someone for which job, exactly?
While there are some who are humble and tireless workers, I think far too many are stuck at home playing video games and endlessly chatting or texting. They don’t see yet how their lack of self-reliance is hurting their family. And many who do work feel the soul-crushing pain of the service industries and the lack of paths for advancement in the current economy.
Don’t get me wrong, most young adults have to go through some crappy jobs before they find their true calling but I see far more crappy jobs and fewer better-earning jobs out there thanks to the economy and our present leadership, you know the leadership that used to bemoan “burger-flipping jobs” when we were at 5% unemployment under Bush?
I drive by the student parking lots at the high schools in my small city, and I see much better cars parked there then when I went to high school. This generation isn’t buying cars because their parents buy one for them.
It was a bit of a harsh reality, the college had told me for years that "I'd graduate, and employers would be waiting to shower me with work". $40K (at that time a phenomenal salary, and it's still pretty dammed good) was *expected*. From what I'm seeing today, things aren't much different.
While it's true that the economy is no great shakes right now, this article's premise is not a new concept.
I’m hoping for a lot of creative entrepreneurs in this generation. I’m raising my kids to think like a business owner rather than an employee. They may or may not end up owning a business, but at least they’ll know it’s a possibility.
Sounds like a revamped "Sex and the City". A fantasy for women who think they can be fat, tattooed, and have a grating personality, and Mr Wonderful will still come into their lives and sweep them off their feet.
In the fantasy world, Lena Dunham, a liberal arts major and aspiring writer who works in a coffee shop
has as her boyfriend a handsome doctor, played by Patrick Wilson, who is madly in love with her.
In the real world, this is Lena's boyfriend:
And this is Patrick Wilson's real wife
One thing we may find over the next few years, is that traditional middle-class democrats may find themselves becoming increasingly unwilling to impoverish themselves and their children in order to prop up the Welfare State.
This piece is a load of BS. It’s essentially saying that recent college graduates are willing to take low paying jobs, while individuals who have (had) been in the workforce for a number of years, may have mouths feed, are picky about the jobs they are willing to take. Really? Gimme a break. Tell me how those millenials are doing 5, 10, 15, 20 years from now.