Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Pathetic Job Market and Millenials

For several years now Millennials have been taking heat for being lazy and entitled.  I have always felt sorry for the younger generation facing this criticism, not because the criticisms have no merit, but because the older generations giving it don't have much of a leg to stand on themselves.  They were just like the Millennials when they were young, but they were fortunate enough to come of age in a better economy and establish themselves in a career before things really tanked.

If their is one attribute to the Millennials they deserve scorn for, it is their cluelessness about their current situation and their future.  The economy and job market have been bad for years, and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future.  Yet, many of the Millenials think everything will completely turn around any day now.  I find myself frustrated by the graduate students around me.  Many of them entered graduate school 4 or 5 years ago to wait out the bad job market.  Now they are getting ready to graduate, looking for jobs, and finding their is still nothing out there. Yet, they still think just one more year, and they will have their pick of jobs to choose from.

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