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Most Millennials Are Finding It Hard to Transition Into Adulthood

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Behold the pale horse --- 117 days ago -

By his twenties, Kyle Kaylor imagined he would be living on his own, nearing a college degree, and on his way to a job that fulfilled him.

Instead, at 21, he found himself out of school, living with his parents, and "stuck" working as a manager at a fast food restaurant scraping to make hand-to-mouth.

Launching into adulthood has been tricky, he said.

"It became too difficult financially to be in school and not working," says Kaylor, who dropped out of Lincoln Christian University, in Illinois, after one semester because of a money crunch. "And without schooling, you can't get a job that you can survive on, so I had to move back home," he said.


http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/most-millennials-are-finding-it-hard-transition-adulthood-report-n748676 

fuzz81 --- 117 days ago -

Most baby boomers are having a hard time retiring too. Have to work until they're invalid because of their bad choices and lack of skills. Less than 50% of the baby boomer accidents have less than $100k in savings 

whatchamacallit --- 117 days ago -

fuzz81 --- 24 min ago - quote - hide comments
Most baby boomers are having a hard time retiring too. Have to work until they're invalid because of their bad choices and lack of skills. Less than 50% of the baby boomer accidents have less than $100k in savings?



Really? 

fuzz81 --- 117 days ago -

Yeah, really. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 117 days ago -

They have a lot of misconceptions. One of them is that if they get a degree, that's the ticket to success. But, it's a good start, on paper, and possibly not much more...you have to have DRIVE. You have to be able to take some "stuff" from others and not implode. You have to be able to handle being subordinate. You need to be willing to work hard and prove yourself.


I'd like to know how much that kid was making as a manager of a fast food place? I didn't read the link. But the whole " you can't live on X amount" is highly subjective. They want the easy way out and that means lots of money. But one can live on next to nothing if they're smart and resourceful and don't need the latest and greatest of technology. And have no debt. Another thing they have issue with: debt and self denial. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 117 days ago -

It would help if universities stopped pushing bogus degrees in gender identity studies, parapsychology, Pan African transgenderism and crap like that. 

Karras --- 117 days ago -

Most people at 21 are starting their careers and aren't making a lot of money. If the kid puts in his time, then he moves up the corporate ladder. Maybe he becomes a district manager in 5 years or maybe he saves money and opens up his own franchise.

Problem with millenials and others is that they expect everything now and unwilling to put in the time and effort to earn it. 

Judas --- 117 days ago -

Instead, at 21, he found himself out of school, living with his parents, and "stuck" working as a manager at a fast food restaurant scraping to make hand-to-mouth.


Good thing Trump is dragging off all illegals so America's adult children can cling to these minimum wage jobs. 

sheddy --- 117 days ago -

Looks like he started out at a private university, which is great if mom and dad can pay, but he should have lived at home, went to junior college for the first two years and spent the time deciding on his career path. These kids need to do a little research and find out what degrees pay. Women's studies or English Lit is not going to get them out of Daddy's house. Plus, have you had a plumber or electrical out lately? lol 

jackass --- 117 days ago -

minimum wage jobs.


At this rate there won't be a minimum wage soon... 

sheddy --- 117 days ago -

I know a guy who was in college and started working at a restaurant. He worked his butt off, looked around and took care of things, regardless of whose job it was, came early and stayed late. He kept getting promotions and ended up quitting college. It looked great, but once he reached a certain level, he realized he was training college graduates who ended up getting the jobs he wanted. He ended up going back to college. Just an example of how no matter how good you are, companies want college graduates after a certain level. 

Behold the pale horse --- 117 days ago -

companies want college graduates after a certain level.

Yep, its a requirement for upper level leadership positions. 

UnbeatableSoup --- 117 days ago -

At this rate there won't be a minimum wage soon..

The sky is falling!!!!

You've really taken "gloom and doom" to a new hysterical level lately, steiny. 

whatchamacallit --- 117 days ago -

fuzz81 --- 5 hours ago - quote - hide comments
Yeah, really.?



Oh, ok, I thought maybe you meant MORE than 50%, not less than 50%, had less than 100K in savings but only you can know for sure what you REALLY meant.

What percentage of boomers do you say have less than 100K in savings? I know it's less than 50%, per your post, but just how few are there? More than 50% have over 100K, also from your post, so curious about what the number really is. Can you tell me where you got these stats? Thanks 

Leila --- 117 days ago -

So many of my niece's friends are in this age bracket and yes,they are having failure to launch issues. When I talk to them one thing that is glaring..they all expected to have much more glamorous type jobs than the reality for them is.

Just because you major in "pre-med" (which I don't think is even a real degree, the degree I think would be science or related major) does not mean you are automatically admitted to medical school.

One girl majored in "media relations" and said she is holding out to work at a television station. So far she hasn't even scored an interview. I asked her what her skill set is and she said she is a good communicator. Well, that's great but she didn't need a degree to be able to do that and I don't think the TV stations are hard up for people with that qualification.

There are still good jobs out there but starting at the bottom and working your way up doesn't sound as good as being back home in your old bedroom to some of these kids. Not everyone needs to go to a 4 year university either. 

Texan65 --- 117 days ago -

That survey did not include boomers who are retired. That significantly overstates the percentage. 

UnbeatableSoup --- 117 days ago -

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! 

jackass --- 117 days ago -

The sky is falling!!!!



Overreact much?


Soupy is one seriously bored guy... 

jackass --- 117 days ago -

Most Millennials Are Finding It Hard to Transition Into Adulthood



They must have lousy parents, all of my kids are way ahead of where I was at that age... 

UnbeatableSoup --- 117 days ago -

Overreact much?

Triggered!! 

jackass --- 117 days ago -

White is black and black is white...LOL


What color is the sky in your world soupy? 

DVaz --- 117 days ago -

Instead, at 21, he found himself out of school, living with his parents, and "stuck" working as a manager at a fast food restaurant scraping to make hand-to-mouth.

LMAO, managers of fast food restaurants make at least $30,000 a uear starting out. After a few it'll be over $40,000 a year (and that's in low-paying Texas). Living with mom, making that kind of money must be so hard... Hell, I delivered pizzas and was able to afford my own apartment, car, social life, etc... for two years. 

Behold the pale horse --- 117 days ago -

Most baby boomers are having a hard time retiring too. Have to work until they're invalid because of their bad choices and lack of skills. Less than 50% of the baby boomer accidents have less than $100k in savings

Having 100K in liquid savings is sort of dumb. Look at total wealth instead, not savings. 

Dorothy Parker --- 116 days ago -

People will not allow their children to fail...they do everything for them and the kids never learn to do for themselves. In past generations, the expectation was to live at home until the age of 18 and then make your way in the world. People now have kids living at home well into their 20's and 30's with no real incentive to move out on their own.

There's a lot of entitlement and disappointment going on because the real world is different than the reality Mom and Dad created. 

UnbeatableSoup --- 116 days ago -

What color is the sky in your world soupy?

I'll tell you once this LSD wears off.

I wouldn't be able to describe the colors I'm seeing right now. 

sheddy --- 116 days ago -

I agree about parents who are unable to stay out of their kids business. They never learn how to work things out or be responsible for their actions. 

TinktheSprite --- 116 days ago -

We didn't raise my kids to be typical Millennials. It's not their fault they were born into a generation of those who expect things given to them. We couldn't afford to hand over greenbacks when they were young as many of their friends got. We aren't about to start now. We saved and sacrificed for their college. And when they balked about going to college, we made sure to tell them the money was not there for any other use except for college. It was our wish for their future and college was our gift. And that mom would get a new car if they chose not to attend!

My Millennials have learned to work hard and earn respect on their own. We helped them when we felt it was appropriate. When they were caught in a jam there was much discussion before we even thought about helping them out and then there were conditions. We taught them when they were young that if they were to do the same behaviors as adults, they would surely go to jail that we as a society are lenient with children and not send them to jail when they do bad things so that they learn how to grow up to be behaving adults. The choice was up to them. We feel VERY fortunate and relieved to say we have respectable young adults working hard to gain self respect and the respect of others in their world. 

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