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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Its very hard work, dont know if the kids from
CA. are actually made of this kind of grit!!!”
It’s not just the kids in California. I got my grandson who lives in Kansas a job in the Texas oil patch through a good friend. Grandson is working at a factory, long hours for $12 an hour. Good worker but he could make four times as much working in the oil patch. Did my best to get him to try it for a couple of years. But he’s in love with a girl in Kansas who has two more years of college and he doesn’t want to leave her.
My neighbor has a grandson who went to work in the oil patch three years ago. He has $150,000 in the bank and a brand new pick-up which he paid cash for. Says he’ll work in the oil patch for six more years and then find a wife, start a family, maybe go back to college part-time and have a normal life. He’s 24 now and seems to understand that it’s not all about right now, there will be a tomorrow that you need to plan and prepare for. I would have to say that this young man is the exception among those that I know in this age group.
According to what they teach in “college”
The Cambodians and Vietnamese were finally liberated-
and the Killing fields of Cambodia and the Half million
plus executions in the south - were just an aberration
Really- just ask John Mclame -or -I fought in Vietnam
John ffffin Kerry-
As for millenials not getting a job- Again, I have many
young family members WITHOUT gainful employment-
All that DO - do not vote for the Demonrat party
I’ve seen a disproportionate number of 60-somethings hired to work at cash registers and bag groceries of late. Whether it is because of a stronger work ethic, avoiding age discrimination charges or because the managers don’t want to hire the young I don’t know.
This guy live in CA. what the heck makes you think he NEEDS October
thru March off!!! My landscaper (I call him Mr. Mow, Blow and Go) does
6 houses a day he is here for 30 minutes at best that is 3-4 hours of work a day, he gets 125.00 a month per house = $3,750.00 per month, sleeping
in truck I think NOT!!! Yes you have to work hard to get your clients but
you are VERY mistaken about the money they make!!!!
That slogan is so good that it ought to be on a bumper sticker.
~ Evelle Snoats in "Raising Arizona"
Your neighbor has raised her son with GREAT common sense!! When you
are YOUNG and IN LOVE not much you can do to change those feelings
we have ALL been there common sense leaves us completely!!!
I manage in retail, the reason is DEPENDABILITY!!!! Seniors are ALWAYS
THERE, they have to be in a hospital before they would EVER call in!!!
So the problem is lack of financial discipline, then? Well, not exactly. It's a little tough to tell a kid contemplating a college education that's going to place him or her in $50,000 worth of debt that making payments on a $10,000 vehicle is a bad idea. You can preach all you want, and you'd be right, but it's nearly irrelevant.
As others have already said, you have to follow opportunity. Mine ended me up in Silicon Valley in the glory days and when that faded, I moved on. I did learn that the sooner you learn to control the youthful attraction to instant gratification, the happier you'll be moving from poor to prosperous and the quicker you're likely to do it. But this is a very different world from the one I grew up in during the 50's and 60's. It's a far more regulated world, for one thing. Employers could slip kids a few bucks on a temporary cash basis without falling afoul of sixteen dozen federal and state labor regulations. It was tough to deal with the evanescent nature of that pay but it's a lot tougher not even to have the opportunity. I knew desk-clerking and making beds at a truckers' motel wasn't a career but it sure paid the rent while I was looking for one. It isn't just a matter of the necessary humility (although it helps) - those jobs seem to be a lot harder to come by these days.
Frankly, it's a bitch being young and it most always has been. I wish them the best. Just as long as they STAY OFF MY DANG LAWN!
I'm hoping to retire in a couple of years, but until I do, I'll find some way to keep food on the table. My friends and I agree on this: we no longer have careers, we simply transition from one job to the next until we retire or die.
"Careers" are so 20th century.
I'll still be employed doing something when I retire, but it will be in a job I like. It could be part-time tax work, working at a winery, substitute teaching, volunteering at my church, or all of the above. The thing I look forward to the most is the flexibility to leave on my terms.
Poster for low information critters.
About 4 years ago, I had to move my family form Michigan to Maryland because I lost my job and found a new one in my field of expertise here. My two adult daughters have moved back. One is now 21 and the other is 24.
They have a good living arrangement with reasonable rent. One works as a full time nanny, the other is a clerk at a drugstore and does some admin work for an insurance company.
Both are willing to take the jobs they can find for now and to work. They don’t have the safety net of moving back with us because a 600 mile commute it pretty tough.
I’m extremely proud of both of them.
we have ALL been there common sense leaves us completely!!!”
You betcha! But then reality sets in and sometimes it’s a hard lesson. Reminds me of the song about I’d do anything for love. So yes, if we’ve lived at all we’ve been there and done that - some more times than others.
I always told my kids and now my grandsons that it takes at least six months before you know if it’s lust or love so be patient at least that long. In the meantime keep the zipper zipped up!!
That picture says it all. They did it to themselves.
Gotta do what you gotta do. Look at my post 94. I moved to the liberal cesspool of Maryland. %0th on my list of top 50 choices of places to move.
I really like my job, but I hate this state. It’s insane. I spent 8 months away form my family, had to pay for two residences for a while. My only furniture was a $10 lawn chair from Wal-Mart.
With responsibility comes tough choices. Too many Millenials have no clue about responsibility cause they get participation trophies for everything.
Moving to ND isn’t for life. Move back to CA in a few years. It ain’t that hard.
“This time the drug was a long-legged mack daddy.”
What is that?