They were the royal children; the sons and daughters of the Baby Boomers who adored and spoiled them and promised them that life would be wonderful. They were designer babies with clothing and shoes that sported logos just like their parents.
Their parents were on waiting lists to get them into the right pre-school, they were given lavish birthday parties and extravagant gifts. They were trained and brainwashed and made to believe that getting into the “right” college meant success or failure.
They were given trophies and awards for playing sports whether they were accomplished or not. It didn’t matter if they were good, as long as they “tried”.
These 18-29 year olds from all across the economic spectrum were made to believe that the world owed them something just because they were “special”. It didn’t matter if they really were “special” or outstanding, it was all about self-esteem.
Many of these kids don’t know what real work is. Their work ethic is entirely different from the one that previous generations had. Just because your mom and dad said you were “talented”, “special” and “oh so smart” doesn’t translate to what an employer might think.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that every young person is like this, but it is hard to argue with the fact that many Millennials didn’t expect to have to work this hard or face as many obstacles on their way up the ladder to success.
Well now these same children have grown up, gone to the over-priced universities and colleges of their choice, and are now ready to reap their rewards. Oops! Looks like they picked the wrong economy for that one.
What? What do you mean there are no jobs? I have a BA, MBA, or Doctorate. I spent years in school racking up debt so that the workforce would welcome me with open arms at an entry level position of $1K a year!
Welcome to Obamaworld kids. The new normal for your generation is 16% unemployment and part time work…if you can get it.