+40 Millennials may end up being the first generation in over a century to have suffered a recession when entering the job market and then suffer a recession when starting a family. amirite?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Lol some of us are still too broke to have started a family.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

A family? I'm still saving for a second pair of pants.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Who needs pants when you could just wear that towel you found in the dump!

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Well look at you all bougie, living in a neighborhood that has a *dump*…

by Anonymous 3 years ago

It's not a legit dump, just an abandoned lot where everyone throws their old appliances and doll eyes.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Well look at you all bougie, living in a neighborhood that has abandoned lots with *doll eyes*

by Anonymous 3 years ago

You can use those as hair accessories and make a Doll-eye Parting. *Jolene, Jolene, Jolene Joleeeene...*

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Who needs pants when you're at home all day social distancing?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Thats what Im talkin about. Weed and no pants with distant whispers of a $1000 check.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Welfare???

by Anonymous 3 years ago

dumpster diving gang rise uppp!!!

by Anonymous 3 years ago

We'll be like a discount version of the Sunny gang. ...that's pretty low.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Are you wearing a grocery bag?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Have you tried cutting your Starbucks and avocado toast budget? When I cut mine, I found that I suddenly had more than enough to pay rent and start saving! Give it a shot! /s

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I'm 28 and I think I can count the number of items of clothing I have purchased for myself on one hand

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Oh look at Mr fancy pants here who can afford pants

by Anonymous 3 years ago

*Feels like the prettiest girl at the dance.*

by Anonymous 3 years ago

*most

by Anonymous 3 years ago

None of my friends have and we're right at that age..

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Family? I'm thinking of ending the genetic linage.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Hey just wait till your $1000.00 cheque comes!

by Anonymous 3 years ago

You mean my wife's second check.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Imagine having kids - this cheque would last about... a week.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Or to have bought a house or had any meaningful amount of money saved up

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Literally what I came to say lol. Even thinking about a house or family until I'm 50 seems like a joke.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Lol, I'd settle on a car from this decade and a livable wage.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

So damn true

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I am straight up not having a good time.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Yeah it's rough. It almost has to get better after it gets worse tho.. so uh .. there's that.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

You say that... but like it doesn't *have* to get better. loltc <—- laughs out loud then cries

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Except we don't know how bad it's going to get and for how long. 2010-2011 were the worst years resulting from the 2007-2008 in terms of unemployment. The damage from this will be felt for many years.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Jokes on them. I never had enough money to start a family to begin with after the last recession. Thanks Avocado Toast.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I tip my daily Starbucks cup to you

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I graduated and entered the work force in 2008. Today my first born is 3 months old.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Graduated in 2009, first born coming this week

by Anonymous 3 years ago

That's the way, King.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

*Queen, but thank you

by Anonymous 3 years ago

My apologies.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

So in 12 years from now I earn a reasonable amount of money?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

A century is not that long ...its less then a life time...i do agree with millennial s here...if boomers had any kind catastropheophe we might be storger today ... But boomers never had to deal with problems so now as leaders they are very detached from reality

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Having never known real struggle

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Graduated in 2012, first born was born in 2010...

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Don't be silly. If you were born around 1915, you came of age during the depths of the depression, and you would still end up getting drafted and fighting in the biggest war the planet has ever seen.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I am starting to see a pattern here that I am not sure I like

by Anonymous 3 years ago

That recessions come and go?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

another world war

by Anonymous 3 years ago

But.... That's more than a century ago.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

That‘s probably why it says „in over a century"

by Anonymous 3 years ago

The biggest war the planet has ever seen *so far.*

by Anonymous 3 years ago

What is it that you imagine was meant by "in over a century" in the title? Was that section optional reading?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Well, if you want to get picky about it, the biggest war the planet had ever seen was also an insanely huge economic boon for the US. So if you made it, you were in extremely good shape compared to today's 30-40 year-olds.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

But they were in their 30's/40's during the greatest economic period of American history, so it gets better?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I can't even imagine. Those people were heroes.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Sell the baby and buy some cheap stocks. Then have another, hopefully cuter, baby.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Inside knowledge of future Black Mirror episodes?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Just learn from it, and don't grow up to be assholes like our parents did. Stay well. - Gen X

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Wait I'm 22, does that make me a Millennial or not?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

No. You'd be on the older side of Gen Z. I believe the cut off year for millennials is 1996, so you would have just missed the cut.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

If you remember 9/11 when it happened... *I dub thee, Millennial*

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Nope, 96 is what is generally counted as the cutoff year for millennials being born. You're gen Z.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Nope. You're a Zoomer. Millenial birthdates rang from 1980-ish to 1995/6.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Gen Z here! Graduating college in 3 months. Can't wait to get the millennial treatment!!

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Well, learn from it, and don't grow up to be "whatever", like we did. - Gen X

by Anonymous 3 years ago

All boomers aren't assholes some are already dead.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I'm a late boomer (1962) and have very little in common with earlier boomers. First job (recession of the late 70's/early 80's! Start family (recession of the late 80's)

by Anonymous 3 years ago

and then suffer a recession when retiring...

by Anonymous 3 years ago

You say that like we're gonna _be able_ to retire

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Well... we do have a recession every 10 years and millennials age group spans like 15 years so naturally this would be true.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Millennials are hitting 40 this year. I suspect a lot of those that are ever going to start a family may already have done so.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

38. But it's true, Elder Millenials are raising young Gen Z's.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Elder Millennial sounds pretty badass. Some kind of extraplanar d&d creature or some Lovecraftian horror maybe.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I'm 31. Got married six months ago. Planning on starting a family later this year. Maybe.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

First real job in summer 2008. In banking. Lost it. Took forever to get back up the ladder. Had a kid 5 months ago. Times up. Let's do this!

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Don't discount all the people near retirement who may never see their money again. We're already anticipating a nursing and health care shortage for seniors. Having their retirement funds wiped out will be catastrophic. It's ok, euthanasia is here to save the day!

by Anonymous 3 years ago

They'll do what they did last time - stay in the work force and increase unemployment for the younger generation.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Sorry. We have had a recession almost every 10 years or so, since the great depression. Some larger, some smaller. But every decade has had one

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Finally someone else who knows the basics of macro economics.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I see 23 yr olds talking about promotions . When I was 23 (2008) jobs didn't exist, let alone promotions

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Then we're going to get blamed for all of it.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Meh, there's more to come. The longer you live, the more you live through.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I legit just graduated on the 13th and had this job lined up 3 weeks before graduation, did their online safety trainings etc. They were waiting for me to finish classes and now they have no idea when I'll be able to start work because this pandemic has effected business. Also I quit work to focus on my schooling. So I've already been using my savings for car payments, cell phone etc.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

People start families? Weird

by Anonymous 3 years ago

We also went through Dot Com bust, 9/11 and the short recession that followed. All right around the start of adulthood for us older Millennials.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I'm just going pay for internet and of course weed and food. Attempt to file for emergency unemployment again this week something due to an increase volume of calls

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I mean, there was 1927 through to WWII...

by Anonymous 3 years ago

That's why I ordered extra strength boot straps off amazon

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Hopefully there will also be a recession when I'm getting ready to retire. I'm going for the hat-trick.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

So we're just going to ignore the Dot Com recession in 2001... Ok

by Anonymous 3 years ago

In a decade maybe. Recessions happened early 90s, early 2000s, and late 2000s, and they happen about every 6-9 years historically. I entered the job market in 91 (recession) and started a family in 2000, right before things crashed. First job out of college was at $9/hour and I got laid off 7 months after my daughter was born. I landed on my feet just fine, just kept moving forward. You gotta experience the bad to truly appreciate the good.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Honestly that's a sucky thing to think about...

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Nope. Recessions happened much more frequently prior to 2008 then they have since. We are just coming out of the longest period of sustained growth in US history. Get your facts straight.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

My boot straps are literally over my head and I still can't advance because of double dipping pensioners.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Bold of you to assume I had the money or self-esteem to start a family.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Smooth sees never made for good sailors hey

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Yo some of us out here not doing either and still broke af somehow

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I think this is the winter coming. We've all been sweet summer children until now.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Haha jokes on them... ohno wait I did start a family...

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Chose not to start a family after the first one

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Who were the Presidents at the time of these recessions?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Trust me it sucks

by Anonymous 3 years ago

401k getting devalued daily don't worry gang

by Anonymous 3 years ago

But "Give me a break..." and "Back in my day..."

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Luckily enough- ,oh wait I'm not a millennial...

by Anonymous 3 years ago

The damn thing's been a recession

by Anonymous 3 years ago

then don't start a family?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Stay down. Final warning.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

When *supposed* to start a family

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Amen my friend.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

1990:1991 then 1997 was a down year then 2001/02 —9/11 and 2008/2011 full fubar It's happen before and will again

by Anonymous 3 years ago

You guys want families?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Australia gang

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Or graduate college during the great recession. Finally decide that the stalled career wasn't working out, go back to college just in time to graduate during the next recession!

by Anonymous 3 years ago

I have great opinions on my parents. Want to hear then?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Born in 1992. Got my first job around 2008 and have twins on the way due in July. 2 for 2. Impeccable timing.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Well I'm still too broke to afford to eat

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Lol start a family. Millenials are trying to pay their bills. The only people with kids from my age group (33) are the ones with rich parents that bought them houses etc

by Anonymous 3 years ago

All good man! We are used to it at this point. Managed to pull investments out of the stock market ahead of the crash this time!

by Anonymous 3 years ago

This is large reason my wife and I aren't having kids. Not the main, but it's in the list.

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Yeah between student loan and car payments my fiancée and I can't even afford a house let alone children

by Anonymous 3 years ago

my brother got his first real job just 2 months ago

by Anonymous 3 years ago

And the boomers will still complain that they had it the toughest!

by Anonymous 3 years ago

What happens when your bootstraps tear off, is that good?

by Anonymous 3 years ago

On the bright side I haven't lost a cent with the stock market crashing because I have nothing to lose!

by Anonymous 3 years ago

Dead on accurate! I was in college during the first recession with limited job market and decided to go to grad school to improve employment prospects. Today, I had a 3 month old and we are trying to figure out how to lay down roots but not sure what the job market holds.

by Anonymous 3 years ago