I always hate hearing ppl say we are the worst generation ever and all that. It was their generations and the ones before them that have led to such a fucked up world for us but it's our fault that we haven't fixed it even though most of their generation are still in their powerful positions.Posted by Achack
Unless your parents are Baby Boomers, they didn't "create" this. The Baby Boomers [IMHO] created it, the early Gen-Xers are doing their fair share to keep it going downhill. Gen-Ys used to be complacent about it, but they seem to be getting better.Posted by dpenton
So you're telling me that you can't find job as a waiter or an employee at a fast food restaurant?
Quit blaming others and get to work. We're all in this together.Posted by OpenHeartPerjury
I only upvoted for the title.Posted by BDKhXc
yeah, just keep being a pussy the rest of your life. keep blaming everyone else for your problems. I see success kid in your future. get a motherfucking job and move the fuck out. then nobody can say shit to you.Posted by d314159265359
The current old generation doesn't get enough hate and blame for fucking up the economy, politics, social issues. If they had been a tad more curious, and tad less intellectually lazy, this country could be rivaling the most awesome European countries, and pounding China into the dirt. Instead, we're all fucked. "They" chose feel-good religious bullshit over reason, logic and rationality. And now WE will pay the price.Posted by schrankage
Thanks obama!Posted by qpidough
you think your parents had something todo with ruining the economy? okPosted by RUS_Hustler
Nice try, kid with philosophy degree.Posted by ArguesWithMorons
Here is what the linked Quickmeme image says in case the site goes down or you can't reach it:
>Title: Oh yeah, let me just put on my job helmet, jump into my job cannon, and fire myself into job land!
>Meme: Scumbag Parents
>* SAYS YOU'RE A FAILURE FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO FIND A REAL JOB AFTER COLLEGE >* IN A SHIT ECONOMY THEIR GENERATION CREATEDPosted by qkme_transcriber
I find it hilarious that America has essentially trained everybody that the only way to live is to work 6+ hours a day, 5 days week for 40+ years with only a few weeks leave each year and to hope the uber rich running the show don't fuck shit up too much causing them to lose all their 401k.
I guess if you tell kids from the day they're born that it's the best country in the world, people will believe it.Posted by Great_White_Slug
Problem is people over 65 are not retiring like they should so the next generation can get jobs, it is time we recycle the old to make room for the new.Posted by nanan00
Have some damn accountability. For reference, I'm 23 and have a fine job. If you ever gave a shit in college/life, you would be able to find a job in the myriad out there.Posted by AckbarAdmiral
To be fair, you did graduate in 2003.Posted by hackiavelli
It was only after earning my degree that I realized the following:
Universities are basically businesses, and their products are degrees. More than anything they want to sell degrees, and they do this by telling young people what they want to hear, and promising them their dreams. Enrollment is their business, not nurturing people to be attractive to employers.
If you've ever wondered why universities offer Mickey Mouse degrees with zero prospects, this is the reason. They don't give a fuck about your future, period.Posted by sbowesuk
no concessions. sack up and go and find a job.Posted by gingerj31
I say we stop paying their social security see how they like it.Posted by mecrosis
I know how OP feels, the biggest problem being my parents don't understand the job market at all. When they got their degrees in the 70's it was actually a special thing, as not as many people had them. Now you are competing with every single other person.Posted by r3venan7
Upvote for title.Posted by chemworldx
THANK YOU FOR SAYING THIS!!! I just graduated in Dec. and it's taken me 2 months to find a job... a really really shitty job... as a waitress... I have a B.A. and I was yelled at by my parents for taking the only job offered to me in 2 months! I applied to over 200 places, this one restaurant was the only place that called me.Posted by berrie88
I love the delineation of a "real" job. You could be working your ass off, but it doesn't get you any respect because it's not a "real" job. Da fuck?Posted by helloboots
Step #1 - stop blaming the economy, and stop blaming your parents.Posted by rolyatyasmar
This "Every kid needs a college education" mindset has screwed over an entire generation.
Not every occupation needs a degree. My best friends wife has some kind of music degree and she's outraged she doesn't have a job and a lot of debt.
Student loans are a scam. Colleges have been promoting high attendance with easy, cheap money to simply earn more money for themselves. Even Obama has called colleges to task that continually increase fees while expanding teacher salaries.
We're throwing money at pieces of paper which we'll never pay off. I was shocked to find out nearly 5% of janitors and 15% of cabbies hold bachelor degrees.
(Edit: fixed typo)Posted by ajustice83
Feel like the idea that "college = high paying job" is bullshit. Like everyone fell for a sales pitch...oh wait.Posted by zzyzx2
Jobs aren't hard to find. You just think you are too good for the ones you are actually qualified for.Posted by bit_shift
Posted by yurimxpxman
- Get a degree in a field in high demand, like mathematics
- Don't blow off your work while you're in school (a 3.5GPA is not hard to obtain if you do the work)
- Become friends with your professors; they can help you find work
I'll be honest, if my kids came back home after college in a crappy economy, unable to find a job in their major, I'd fully support them living at home continuing to look for a job in their major...while working underemployed(I live in the Chicago area). I agree you cannot always find a job in your field at any given time but if you have a college degree and can't find ANY job with that degree then you're simply not trying.
Sure, you may be cleaning out dog cages at pet smart or end up with burn marks on your arms from the fry vats at the golden arches, but that will do nothing but fuel you with motivation to continue looking.
Downloading torrents of shows and playing video games while not leaving the house for days at a time is going to suck the motivation and fight right out of you. Find a friends' couch if that's your poison, I won't be a party to enabling that behavior.Posted by SKSmokes
"My daddy always said a man who can't find work ain't lookin' hard enough." -Jayne, FireflyPosted by sunchipsskyrim
The trope "You're guaranteed a good job with a Bachelor's degree" hasn't been true at all for the last 30 years. I wish my parent's hadn't convinced me college was the only way to go, because although it worked for them, college these days is a great way to saddle yourself with meaningless debt early in life.Posted by isperfectlycromulent
If job companys didnt require 2yrs minimum experience on a job that is listed as "beginner" we may be alrite.Posted by drivers205
Sounds like a classic case of picked a bad major.Posted by throwaway517842
College is fun and I'll certainly encourage my kids to go there, but if you're looking to get hired after high school, there are tons of trade schools.
I guess it really depends on what you want to do. WTF is the point of a communications degree anyway?Posted by Warlizard
It's funny because my parents do the same thing and I went into my major based on their advicePosted by Donkeyhips
My parents have been pretty supportive, but I still feel like a complete failure.Posted by Dinosaurcoloringbook
Where jobs grow on little jobbies.Posted by ihatethelivingdead
Maybe your attitude of "blame everybody else for my problems" is the reason you don't have a good job...Posted by brodoyoueventhrift
You could always work at home making 2500-5000 $ a week. At least thats what I've heard from multiple success stories from a google ad. They don't even require experience.Posted by Pocketcheeze