Old people dating younger people
Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered.
And still she couldn’t keep up with her rent, car lease and student loans.
From job security to the social safety net, all the structures that insulate us from ruin are eroding.
And the opportunities leading to a middle-class life—the ones that boomers lucked into—are being lifted out of our reach.
I am 35 years old—the oldest millennial, the first millennial—and for a decade now, I’ve been waiting for adulthood to kick in.
My rent consumes nearly half my income, I haven’t had a steady job since Pluto was a planet and my savings are dwindling faster than the ice caps the baby boomers melted. More millennials live with their parents than with roommates.
In 2008 we weren’t hiring graduates, let’s hire all the people we passed over.’ No, they hired the class of 2012.”You can even see this in the statistics, a divot from 2008 to 2012 where millions of jobs and billions in earnings should be.