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Why do Boomers and Gen X rip on Millennials? Blame debt and poor job availabilit

  1. thatsprettygood profile image88
    thatsprettygoodposted 8 months ago

    Why do Boomers and Gen X rip on Millennials? Blame debt and poor job availability  on us...

    Boomers could drop out , walk half a mile and find a career.  Generation X needed a HS diploma. Neither had to deal with debt.  Our generation has Harvard grads working at pizza shops, trillions in debt to pay, and more and more employers require a masters or higher.  Why rip on us? We stay home until we are 25 because affording 1200 a month for a one bdrm apt is hard on 9-10 bucks an hour.  Boomer and gen X built debt with loans , houses , cars, and credit they couldn't afford...yet they blame us ? Most of us couldn't vote even vote in 2008, let alone ruin the economy.  I don't understand.

  2. lions44 profile image97
    lions44posted 8 months ago

    Great points.  One more - They make up the majority of the military.  Tune out the angry boomers.  Note, we Gen Xers are not angry at millennials.  Keep pressing.  smile

    1. RTalloni profile image87
      RTalloniposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Tune out "the angry boomers" yes, but not all boomers believe or feel the same about these matters.

    2. thatsprettygood profile image88
      thatsprettygoodposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Don't get me wrong, our generation has plenty of issues. We are a instant gratification loving group of NOW.  We want to save the world 30 seconds after getting hired. We date by swiping glass. We just aren't responsible for a lot of baggage.

  3. RTalloni profile image87
    RTalloniposted 8 months ago

    Your assessment of what all boomers could do and did do isn't exactly accurate, but the world was different back in the day.  Regarding debt, some chose it and others chose not to have it.  Gradually, more and more went for it.  Most chose to focus on losing it as quickly as possible, though, rather than let it build up. There's been an evolution going on since then. That said...

    Today there are many millennials working hard and moving forward in life, especially as entrepreneurs. If you want to be one who moves forward in life you have the opportunity. Check out opportunities with organizations like Dan Miller's 48 Days to the Work You Love and Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace to begin settings finances in order.  Or...

    Whine on. Anyone stereotyping boomers is doing the same unfair thing as anyone stereotyping millennials. No matter what anyone else does or thinks, we can choose to be reasonable and fair, or not, choose to consider advice or reject it, choose to go to work finding solutions, or not.

    1. thatsprettygood profile image88
      thatsprettygoodposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I'm 30 and the senior c# developer at my work place. I don't need a book, but thank you.  Far as 'whining' that's what a lot of boomers do and fail to take reasonability. I just pointed out facts against their illogical assertions and asked , why.

  4. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 months ago

    I have only ever heard ONE Boomer criticize Millennials and did not know that others of us were doing so. I have seen Millennials criticizing Boomers, through, on HubPages.

    In my case, in a high school graduating class of 625, so many died in Vietnam and traffic accidents that we could not even hold a 20 year reunion - almost everyone was gone after the 10-year reunion. No time to buy a house or run up bills for them and many of them had stayed at home with parents, too. We also could not vote or get a loan of any kind until we were 21. So, my class did not add to debt, because they were mostly dead.

    I did know one fellow who walked a mile each way to and from a good factory job until he bought car, but he was not a drop-out.

    Thousands in my state had trouble finding jobs and most of us were offered only minimum wage even after earning a college degree. No generation overall is very happy with their circumstances from what I hear.

    1. thatsprettygood profile image88
      thatsprettygoodposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Find yourself fortunate not to hear it then. I, however, see it daily and watch it on Fox News.  "Millennials" elected Obama, yet we made up a very small portion of the voting public (most of us couldn't even vote yet). It's pretty sad to see.