Skip to comments.No job, no house, no kids: Welcome to the millennials
Posted on 04/25/2014 6:52:10 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Brian Alunan has nothing to show for the 150 applications he has submitted to Sacramento area employers over the last few months. No bites, no interviews, no job.
Alunan is 29, and lives with his parents. His work history is spotty. His unemployment benefits have ended. The bank is about to take his car.
If every generation is supposed to be better off financially than the one that proceeded it, Sacramento millennials have a lot of catching up to do.
Several experts said the economy is the primary culprit. Many millennials graduated from high school or college during the Great Recession and had trouble finding work. Others were just getting started as professionals and were the first laid off during the economic downturn.
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Yep. Elections have consequences, kiddies.
Young people should be scooped up and embraced by our side.
Even if they acted dumb.
This is an OPPORTUNITY.
Satanic, narcissistic, and existential culture...
All about the pleasures of the moment.
A person can't afford a house when that person is forced to buy a crappy $15,000 healthcare plan. I'd opt out and pay the fine.
And Democrats have a lot of other oppressive taxes planned, ie a carbon tax. I can only get worse.
It’s just like the way my generation went after drugs. This time the drug was a long-legged mack daddy.
LOL !!! My first question too - who did he vote for?
BO is an incurable narcissistic adolescent adept only at organizing false worship for himself.
BO isn't worthy to empty Hoover's chamber pot.
why do so many crabby freepers hate young people...?
And if his answer was Romney, then what?
When Obama was declared the winner in the 08 election. . . my daughter told me that in Richmond Va. .all the college kids were, literally, dancing in the streets!!! Now. . .unless they are living at home. . .they are living ON THE STREET!!!
dumb people who vote
He can’t get a job at a grocery store temporarily to pay his car payment?
Obama isn’t worthy of shining Hoover’s shoes.
“Damn kids with their rock n roll.”
the question arises ..How do we “scoop them up”
I don’t have any compassion for any Obama voter who’s out of a job. None.
Quit giving em fish. Teach them to fish. Why would he want or need to go work?
We hate the gullible that are destroying our nation with their votes.
Hate is a very strong word. Why don’t you look that up and answer your own question?
I love young people. I like them even more when they quit supporting that thang in the WH and seek to correct their silly mistake.
Reading the story, I noticed that none of these young (and not-so-young) skulls of mush mentioned any plans to leave Kalifornia.
Hello? You’re living in a state with a high cost of living, high taxes and an unsustainable pension and social services system. Even if they find work in Cali, they will wind up paying higher taxes than their counterparts in other states.
Meanwhile, there is a chronic labor shortage in North Dakota, Texas and other locations where our energy resources are being being leveraged. Any of these young people interviewed for the story could complete a CDL course in six weeks or less, fly to North Dakota and get a truck-driving job within hours of arriving. Starting pay around $75,000 a year—even higher if you’re willing to work overtime.
Same thing for other jobs in the energy sector. Sean Hannity has interviewed the owners of several small and medium-sized energy services companies on his show. One company (based in Texas or North Dakota), has 200 vacancies. Most require training, but you can get it through the company or a local community college and if you go that latter route, the employer typically pays for it.
Yeah, winters in North Dakota suck and summers in the Permain Basin aren’t a picnic, either. But if these so-called adults were interested in actually getting work or starting a career, they’d be on the road to Texas or North Dakota. But of course, it’s so much easier to live in your parents’ basement and complain that you can’t find a job at Starbucks.
The embrace they need is a job and money. Where is that coming from?
“Soylent Green” comes to mind.
If they’re not tied down with a house, they can certainly relocate very easily. They’d likely have a job in a day in a number of locales. Might be North Dakota but hey, you do what you’ve got to do.
They won’t be, because the GOP wants to jump to giving things to illegal aliens.
They're too busy yakking, texting and sexting on their "smart" phones to have a job, a house and kids. Standing in line waiting for the newest "smart" phone to come out takes up a lot of time. "Trophy" wives and husbands are out. "Trophy" phones are in. They want to make sure that they are the first in their "circle" to have one.
Who was it who said, “Youth is wasted on the young”?
Look about you as I rest my case......and I claim proudly the title of “crabby FReeper”. Like it much better than `OFWG’.
The point is they are avoiding work so moving to an area to get work would be counter-productive to their goals.
That’s why you toss them out of the house.
I moved back home and lived for a year after college but I had a job in my profession within a few months. I worked a FT job for no pay(sales) until I landed the paying gig.
And women...and Californians...and Baby Boomers...and...
Brian Alunan need to pick up some shifts bussing or waiting tables at Outback or selling shoes at Footlocker and get the F out of the house. Parents of the millennials are enabling all this. There may not be many resume enhancing job opportunities, but at least if you can get out and gain experience in managing responsibilities, you can get a leg up on the competition. This guy is less hirable than someone graduating in May. He hasn’t had a responsible regiment in at least 7 years. Jobs exist, they are just jobs that many millennials feel like they are “above”. I worked at Dillards for a year and at 7 Eleven for 2 years before I found a “real” job. Time to man up.
Moving to ND isn’t for everyone. If you live in Cali, going to a place that is almost the farthest you can get from the beach is a tough sell.
My thought exactly.
A lot of people are coming out of high school and college expecting to get a really nice job right out of the gate. ?I know somebody just like this who ran out of unemployment a long time ago, but is still holding out for a ‘good’ job.
GET OFF MY GRASS!!!
THAT MEANS YOU!!!
Well, then, their complaint of no job has qualifiers. Keep the beach, the lifestyle and the climate and live in your car until you lose that too, or lose the beach, the lifestyle and the climate, get a job and a place of your own.
We hate the gullible that are destroying our nation with their votes.
And we have an “opposition” party unwilling to do the heavy lifting required to engage the Dems on a consistent basis with a unified message. The GOP is divided and ineffective. Just how the Dems like it.
“the question arises ..How do we scoop them up”
Outreach. And treat the rats the same we they treat the republicans.
We try to go after the “victim groups” as old white WASPS. We need to train our youth on outreach and get them out into the neighborhoods.
Here you are Brian, a special trophy for you just for trying. Don't forget to vote democrat when you turn 18.
But at 150 resumes out (assuming that's factual) then "Brian" needs to stop thinking "Everyone hates me, what's wrong with all of them?", and start considering other avenues of work.
He'd have a better chance of getting a job in the energy industry.
My daughter went to CA for her first job out of college, because that's where she was offered a job. Once she got skills, she moved on, owns a house now, etc.
If this were my kid, I'd buy him a one way bus ticket to North Dakota, where I've worked off and on for the last three years - lots of work there and good money - I plan to retire before 60.
So - what is his degree IN? Is he willing to work in a job that HE considers beneath him but employers do not? Does he get up before 10? Is he covered with tattoos? Is he slothful?
There are those who have worked hard and, at his same age, have housing, wives, and children. Have lives! The world doesn’t owe this basement-denizen anything. He should pick up his lower lip and get a life.
Yep. And instead, the GOP(e) is arguing over how we can import more illegals to compete with millenials for jobs.
I see Millenials turning against the democrats, but as they seem to have a lot less of a moral and liberty compass as earlier generations, I don’t see them becoming conservatives any time in the future unless if there is some kind of revival.
There was a FReeper here a while back, a truck driver, that was out of work. I posted that he could to to ND today and a get a nice signing bonus, work for a year, live in his truck, and save enough to go where he wanted.
He said he would rather be on unemployment than move to a “nothing” state like North Dakota.
If I was in that situation, I would move. In a heartbeat. I can do just about anything for a year.
the only way the “Millennials” even consider going Republican is if the GOP goes libertarian on social issues. And that’s not about to happen.
These kids have been suckered into thinking that THE issue of the day is “Gay Rights.” It’s more important than the economy!!! They can continue to live with Mom and Dad so long and Bill and Phil can wed.
This is generalizing, but it does seem to be the overall sense of the generation.
How many jobs areout there for those with a so called masters degree in black/hispanic lesbo studies or any other IUD, aka, Instant Unemployment Degree.
Even if they acted dumb.
This is an OPPORTUNITY.”
Conservatism offers growth, opportunity and freedom. The left offers a dreary, big government nanny state with no opportunity.
We should be saying as Reagan did; “It's morning in America again”.
Frustrates me that we don't get this message across.
Obama is destroying the middle class, just as planned.
Sacramento isn’t exactly close to the beach, anyway. That’s like refusing to leave Orlando, Florida because of the beaches, which are close to two hours away.