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(Portland Tribune)   Portland discovers highly-educated hipsters aren't the economic engine all the studies said they should be, but in fact prefer to stay unambitious and underemployed in order to enjoy bar-crawling, art, and food carts all day every day   (portlandtribune.com ) divider line
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2012-09-15 08:12:20 PM  
I hate to sound like a farking hipster but that's what I'm did after my software engineering job went south. I got a film degree and did menial jobs in various Hollywood studios. I dunno. Just do what you want and don't have kids.
 
2012-09-15 08:48:42 PM  
Yet Portland seems to be recovering along with everywhere else. Go figure.
 
2012-09-15 08:54:56 PM  

Mugato: I hate to sound like a farking hipster but that's what I'm did after my software engineering job went south. I got a film degree and did menial jobs in various Hollywood studios. I dunno. Just do what you want and don't have kids.


Yep. In a way, I envy them. They get more free time to do what they want to do.
 
2012-09-15 08:57:36 PM  
so...the hipsters were right?
 
2012-09-15 09:02:11 PM  
Casto says that traditional ambition even carries a social stigma among Portland's young creatives... talking about a business degree in an eastside bar would be "really uncool."

And lord knows, there's nothing more important than bieng perceived as cool. 

It's ok (and often healthy) to talk with people that are different from you.
 
2012-09-15 09:07:10 PM  
eater.com 
Agrees.
 
2012-09-15 09:08:06 PM  

some_beer_drinker: so...the hipsters were right?


Yeah...I was gonna say, Subby listed all those hipster attributes like they were bad things.
 
2012-09-15 09:09:35 PM  
Work life balance is what we all want. Good on these people for enjoying their lives while the rest of us slave away to pay for large mortgages which we don't need. I will have a great retirement but I feel I will be too old to enjoy it.
 
2012-09-15 09:15:18 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-15 09:20:34 PM  
Oh no, people are living their lives the way they see fit instead of working themselves into the ground for no good reason.
 
2012-09-15 09:30:02 PM  
My last job at a startup company consisted of a couple of years of 12+ hour days, lots of weekends worked, and the death of most of my extraneous relationships and basically all my hobbies. That job ended with almost all of us being laid off two days after Christmas, with nothing tangible to show for all that effort. I may or may not try anything quite that ambitious again, but one thing I can say with certainty is that I just can't look down on people who take time out to enjoy life in the here-and-now. Build the kind of life you want, just be ready to take responsibility for the tradeoffs.
 
2012-09-15 09:32:18 PM  
Maybe they can organize an Occupy Whatever collective action, or something ...
 
2012-09-15 09:37:32 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: My last job at a startup company consisted of a couple of years of 12+ hour days, lots of weekends worked, and the death of most of my extraneous relationships and basically all my hobbies. That job ended with almost all of us being laid off two days after Christmas, with nothing tangible to show for all that effort. I may or may not try anything quite that ambitious again, but one thing I can say with certainty is that I just can't look down on people who take time out to enjoy life in the here-and-now. Build the kind of life you want, just be ready to take responsibility for the tradeoffs.


The tradeoff is that enjoying life now is going to land you in the financial crapper in your 40s. I don't care how many of you there are, just you try starting some edgy new lifestyle when you're all paunchy and don't know the hip bands. Society won't tolerate it.
 
2012-09-15 09:43:43 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Oh no, people are living their lives the way they see fit instead of working themselves into the ground for no good reason.


I'm all for it as long as it doesn't cost me any money.
 
2012-09-15 10:03:48 PM  
Casto says that traditional ambition even carries a social stigma among Portland's young creatives... talking about a business degree in an eastside bar would be "really uncool."

Yes, but not for the reasons you think. "Business degree", *snerk*.
 
2012-09-15 10:09:15 PM  
I like underemployment. I can afford it with my lifestyle, so why the hell not. I'd rather live my life now, while I can enjoy it, instead of when I'm older and always looking for a restroom. Also, my son has been able to enjoy having mom and / or dad home with him full time, every day since he was born. I wouldn't trade that for any extra cash.
 
2012-09-15 10:23:27 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Martian_Astronomer: My last job at a startup company consisted of a couple of years of 12+ hour days, lots of weekends worked, and the death of most of my extraneous relationships and basically all my hobbies. That job ended with almost all of us being laid off two days after Christmas, with nothing tangible to show for all that effort. I may or may not try anything quite that ambitious again, but one thing I can say with certainty is that I just can't look down on people who take time out to enjoy life in the here-and-now. Build the kind of life you want, just be ready to take responsibility for the tradeoffs.

The tradeoff is that enjoying life now is going to land you in the financial crapper in your 40s. I don't care how many of you there are, just you try starting some edgy new lifestyle when you're all paunchy and don't know the hip bands. Society won't tolerate it.


Ding, we have a winner.

Underemployment was awesome in my 20s. By my 40s it was damn clear I better quit pretending and start working for real. Aging hipster is not a pretty sight.
 
2012-09-15 10:24:57 PM  
As opposed to being a loyal productivity-drone who gets laid off and has their retirement benefits stolen at the last minute, while a bunch of cut-throat republican douchebags cheer on the company for stickin-it-to-those-union-thugs?

Cut-throat douchebags, meet the Law of Unintended Consequences.
 
2012-09-15 10:26:08 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Martian_Astronomer: My last job at a startup company consisted of a couple of years of 12+ hour days, lots of weekends worked, and the death of most of my extraneous relationships and basically all my hobbies. That job ended with almost all of us being laid off two days after Christmas, with nothing tangible to show for all that effort. I may or may not try anything quite that ambitious again, but one thing I can say with certainty is that I just can't look down on people who take time out to enjoy life in the here-and-now. Build the kind of life you want, just be ready to take responsibility for the tradeoffs.

The tradeoff is that enjoying life now is going to land you in the financial crapper in your 40s. I don't care how many of you there are, just you try starting some edgy new lifestyle when you're all paunchy and don't know the hip bands. Society won't tolerate it.


This.
 
2012-09-15 10:34:57 PM  
No, don't place that in the hipster category. This is what I do and deal with hipsters every day and they are a special breed of farktarded people.

I just say no to onsite work and yes to remote. As hard as people try to argue against, it's not hard to collaborate remotely. Life does not exist in an office!
 
2012-09-15 10:45:55 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: As opposed to being a loyal productivity-drone who gets laid off and has their retirement benefits stolen at the last minute, while a bunch of cut-throat republican douchebags cheer on the company for stickin-it-to-those-union-thugs?

Cut-throat douchebags, meet the Law of Unintended Consequences.


I was a loyal productivity drone who got laid off...and I lived & worked in the Portland, OR 'burbs for 10 years.

/ moved to where the job was
// which wasn't near Portland
/// small-town life is better for me in some ways, but not for others....
 
2012-09-15 11:00:29 PM  

Generation_D: i upped my meds-up yours: Martian_Astronomer: My last job at a startup company consisted of a couple of years of 12+ hour days, lots of weekends worked, and the death of most of my extraneous relationships and basically all my hobbies. That job ended with almost all of us being laid off two days after Christmas, with nothing tangible to show for all that effort. I may or may not try anything quite that ambitious again, but one thing I can say with certainty is that I just can't look down on people who take time out to enjoy life in the here-and-now. Build the kind of life you want, just be ready to take responsibility for the tradeoffs.

The tradeoff is that enjoying life now is going to land you in the financial crapper in your 40s. I don't care how many of you there are, just you try starting some edgy new lifestyle when you're all paunchy and don't know the hip bands. Society won't tolerate it.

Ding, we have a winner.

Underemployment was awesome in my 20s. By my 40s it was damn clear I better quit pretending and start working for real. Aging hipster is not a pretty sight.


People in their 40s could come up with a solution to end world poverty and no one would give a shiat. This culture has rules, and two of them are that you don't start trends after 35 and you don't opt out till 55. If you're in those awkward between years, you have two choices: get stinking rich or just shut up and be invisible.
 
2012-09-15 11:37:25 PM  
Life is meant to be lived. Why spend your life accumulating wealth you will never have time to enjoy?

More an more young people are realizing the "American Dream" has become a lie to sucker rubes into a lifetime of debt. Working harder for less is not a virtue, its a disgrace.
 
2012-09-15 11:42:40 PM  
I'd love to not be underemployed. Oh, you want me to shackle myself under thousands of dollars of debt on a GAMBLE that my choice will lead to more gainful employment? Fark you, I guess I'd rather enjoy life as it is now and just eat a bullet when things aren't that feasible anymore.
 
2012-09-15 11:53:12 PM  

machoprogrammer: Mugato: I hate to sound like a farking hipster but that's what I'm did after my software engineering job went south. I got a film degree and did menial jobs in various Hollywood studios. I dunno. Just do what you want and don't have kids.

Yep. In a way, I envy them. They get more free time to do what they want to do.


That is what I do in Austin, work about 4 - 6 hours 4 - 5 days a week. Lot's of free time, get to work with bleeding edge research, lots of varied projects. Pay can be hit or miss though it is mostly hit. Married a nurse, so that mitigates the negatives.
 
2012-09-15 11:58:46 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: As opposed to being a loyal productivity-drone who gets laid off and has their retirement benefits stolen at the last minute, while a bunch of cut-throat republican douchebags cheer on the company for stickin-it-to-those-union-thugs?

Cut-throat douchebags, meet the Law of Unintended Consequences.


Pick a better career in a better city. No, seriously, my friends and I are all north of 6 figures because we were loser techies with web sites and DNS and routers 15 yrs ago, doing crap like streaming music from bars or hosting friends DIY web sites or working for little startups downtown... now we're Directors at tech companies or security consultants or other d-baggy things that get paid. And we still drink a shiatton of beer and scotch that costs $100 a bottle admiring the view of the sunset from our balconies overlooking the Sound and wonder how people can be so damn corporate some of the time.

I guess its possible none of us finds work in a few years, ageism is a real thing. But if you play it right you cash out before they throw you out. If you dont? I hope I don't have to find that one out. By then my wife's career will be kicking into gear hopefully. But by then hopefully the 500 or so close contacts I have on linkedin from 20 yrs of work is going to save my sorry a-- from unemployment.. you bet. But thats the theory.

The 90s were an exceptional time to start a tech/dev/creative career in a major tech area in the US. I don't know how it is starting out now, I've lost touch with the 20 somethings. I know we weren't busy Occupying, we were too busy thinking up wacky ideas for web sites and some of those turned into companies. I know a lot of them have a ton of debt that we didn't have. A lot of us didn't even get college when we started, some have picked up MBAs now though. My degree was completely worthless and I overpaid for it (private school, grades were too bad for public) .. but I had that paid off completely in 5 years of work. The 90s really were a great time to start a career.

No unionism. Thats only in Telco. I was in a union once, good lord it was a license to protect mediocrity. AFSCME for 4 years in my home town working at a university doing data processing. Other than access to telnet/usenet it was a pointless dead end job and being in the union did squat to protect my job, the 20 years to life guys had those all locked up, us noobs were always being "bumped" or "subject to assignment." That access to usenet and telnet was a great heads up there was a big wide world out there though. And knowing the internet would come in handy a few years later, absolutely. Being on chat in the late 80s got me out of my hometown in the midwest. I guess everyone can do that now, back then it was kind of weird.

I sat out the 80s being underemployed. The 90s were you went where things were heating up and you rode it out. So many people started great careers then.

Seems like what you guys do now is similar to the b*tching I used to do in my 20s, everything's always gonna suck, there's no point to it all, the system's totally effed up and you are guaranteed to get screwed over. At some point that gets old though. I moved to a big city out of my sh*t small town on a whim and that town turned out to be Seattle, where the negative attitudes of the midwest hadn't taken hold yet and people still thought life was pretty decent. I don't know now -- the Occupy kids are pretty vocal around here now -- I just see them making the same mistakes I used to make, being young, thinking I knew it all, and not having a clue.

We do need to reform a lot. A lot of Republicanism needs to die off now. We need to fund higher education again, the cost of a degree is ridiculous now compared to what you earn coming out. But I used to think it was ridiculous in the 90s compared to what they paid in the 50s and 60s (nothing, basically) .. so I don't know.

c/s/b get off my lawn just talking to this empty chair don't mind me.
 
2012-09-16 12:19:13 AM  

nmemkha: Life is meant to be lived. Why spend your life accumulating wealth you will never have time to enjoy?


So you're part of something. So you matter to somebody but yourself and your Facebook friends. So you don't have to shut up and be invisible.

More an more young people are realizing the "American Dream" has become a lie to sucker rubes into a lifetime of debt. Working harder for less is not a virtue, its a disgrace.

True. Still doesn't mean working less for nothing isn't even more of a disgrace.
 
2012-09-16 12:30:10 AM  
Portland is a city where young people go to retire.
 
2012-09-16 12:31:32 AM  

Your_Huckleberry: Portland is a city where young people go to retire.


The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland (Portland...)
 
2012-09-16 12:51:50 AM  

Generation_D:

Ding, we have a winner.

Underemployment was awesome in my 20s. By my 40s it was damn clear I better quit pretending and start working for real. Aging hipster is not a pretty sight.


Working for real in my 20's made the hindsight of my 30's lend itself to the foresight of my 40's being more awesome, but you know what? You're still right.
 
2012-09-16 01:08:12 AM  
Life's too short not to do some things life's too short to do. Accept this paradox.
 
2012-09-16 01:18:29 AM  

TomD9938: Casto says that traditional ambition even carries a social stigma among Portland's young creatives... talking about a business degree in an eastside bar would be "really uncool."

And lord knows, there's nothing more important than bieng perceived as cool. 

It's ok (and often healthy) to talk with people that are different from you.


Hey, assholes (not you, just stealing the quote from you):

There's more to ambition than a farking business degree.

/Jesus Christ am I sick of hearing about how "business" is the only thing in this country.
//farking Romney says everyone should start a small business. Everyone owning their own business is not a realistic farking economy.
 
2012-09-16 01:43:48 AM  
But if we were like ALL hipsters man, we could just live in harmony and away from evil corporations.
 
2012-09-16 01:58:53 AM  
I lived in Portland for a year after grad school, in that auspicious summer of '08 right before the collapse and although I loved the city, I don't think I could ever live there again. In the friends I've made it was a predominately music oriented town and my tastes run to "not-college" rock. Also, I felt what this article described as everyone was lackadaisical and without ambition. I'm a type A personality in some aspects of my life and I couldn't find the stimulation and prodding I wanted from other ambitious folks. It doesn't help if you're broke and most everything fun to do in Portland involves cash and apartments going for ridiculous rates and studio spaces doubling in price in a few years because MORE and MORE people KEEP moving to Portland.

The guy in the article talks about pretirement. I think the landlords can always rent a place and at the end of your 6 mos when you've got no money, they'll get someone else off the street with six months fresh trust fund dollars.
 
2012-09-16 02:03:13 AM  

i upped my meds-up yours: So you're part of something. So you matter to somebody but yourself and your Facebook friends. So you don't have to shut up and be invisible.


Why should I have to matter to anyone but myself? Friends only matter because you assign value to what they think. Not playing the game doesn't mean you have to shut up and be invisible.

i upped my meds-up yours: True. Still doesn't mean working less for nothing isn't even more of a disgrace.


False dichotomy.
Also, why not work less where you can? Where's the benefit/honor/whatever bullshiat buzzword in working for the sake of working just because you can work more?
 
2012-09-16 02:07:38 AM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: lived in Portland for a year after grad school, in that auspicious summer of '08 right before the collapse and although I loved the city, I don't think I could ever live there again. In the friends I've made it was a predominately music oriented town and my tastes run to "not-college" rock. Also, I felt what this article described as everyone was lackadaisical and without ambition. I'm a type A personality in some aspects of my life and I couldn't find the stimulation and prodding I wanted from other ambitious folks. It doesn't help if you're broke and most everything fun to do in Portland involves cash and apartments going for ridiculous rates and studio spaces doubling in price in a few years because MORE and MORE people KEEP moving to Portland.


Portland is a giant container of subcultures so finding something that's not college rock shouldn't be hard. I went to alot of folk-punk/punk shows.
Also, I hear you on the money thing but even being homeless in Portland is pretty comfortable (at least if you're white) besides the fact that cops everywhere love farking with homeless people because they can.
But yeah, it's blown up. As is the entirety of the West Coast it seems.
 
2012-09-16 02:14:29 AM  

m2313: Mawson of the Antarctic: lived in Portland for a year after grad school, in that auspicious summer of '08 right before the collapse and although I loved the city, I don't think I could ever live there again. In the friends I've made it was a predominately music oriented town and my tastes run to "not-college" rock. Also, I felt what this article described as everyone was lackadaisical and without ambition. I'm a type A personality in some aspects of my life and I couldn't find the stimulation and prodding I wanted from other ambitious folks. It doesn't help if you're broke and most everything fun to do in Portland involves cash and apartments going for ridiculous rates and studio spaces doubling in price in a few years because MORE and MORE people KEEP moving to Portland.

Portland is a giant container of subcultures so finding something that's not college rock shouldn't be hard. I went to alot of folk-punk/punk shows.
Also, I hear you on the money thing but even being homeless in Portland is pretty comfortable (at least if you're white) besides the fact that cops everywhere love farking with homeless people because they can.
But yeah, it's blown up. As is the entirety of the West Coast it seems.


I hear you. I actually chose Portland because I had friends there and felt the social programs would be very comforting if I were to fall on my ass. But that was 4 years ago and talking to my friend now who has stayed there the whole time, he's seen a change.

It didn't help that I don't really go to shows as I'm not really passionate about music as most everyone seems to be. I like it fine and really gravitate towards classical and jazz. At least there was Powell's, but I noticed the last time I was there a few months ago that during the day there's a shiat ton of tubby tourists just taking up space. It was damn near impossible to find a spot to read. I don't remember it like that in 2008 (though I could be deluded).
 
2012-09-16 02:18:33 AM  
Living a bit further north on the West Coast. Also underemployed. But I'm more or less happy with my life and what I do. It's not like there was going to be a retirement fund for me or my generation anyway, I know I'll be employed until I die. fark it, I may as well enjoy life now.
 
2012-09-16 02:36:44 AM  

starsrift: Living a bit further north on the West Coast. Also underemployed. But I'm more or less happy with my life and what I do. It's not like there was going to be a retirement fund for me or my generation anyway, I know I'll be employed until I die. fark it, I may as well enjoy life now.


Yeah, 20 and 30 somethings have seen how it can all vanish on a whim so why not enjoy being young?
 
2012-09-16 02:54:40 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: My last job at a startup company consisted of a couple of years of 12+ hour days, lots of weekends worked, and the death of most of my extraneous relationships and basically all my hobbies. That job ended with almost all of us being laid off two days after Christmas, with nothing tangible to show for all that effort. I may or may not try anything quite that ambitious again, but one thing I can say with certainty is that I just can't look down on people who take time out to enjoy life in the here-and-now. Build the kind of life you want, just be ready to take responsibility for the tradeoffs.


My startup makes a million dollars now. Whoo hoo!

/ seriously, it does.
// now I'm rich AND lazy. 1%er!
 
2012-09-16 07:50:03 AM  

i upped my meds-up yours: nmemkha: Life is meant to be lived. Why spend your life accumulating wealth you will never have time to enjoy?

So you're part of something. So you matter to somebody but yourself and your Facebook friends. So you don't have to shut up and be invisible.

More an more young people are realizing the "American Dream" has become a lie to sucker rubes into a lifetime of debt. Working harder for less is not a virtue, its a disgrace.

True. Still doesn't mean working less for nothing isn't even more of a disgrace.


That very rarely happens and those that choose to live way rarely live well. Ever try living on $100 a week?

You are fodder for charlatans and liars: they will use your unfounded and irrational fear of supporting "freeloaders" to cut social programs that harm your fellow Americans. I don't care if a babies parents are crack addicts, no American child should go hungry.
 
2012-09-16 09:03:56 AM  
Travis McGee was a hipster?

Explains alot.
 
2012-09-16 09:58:15 AM  

Generation_D: i upped my meds-up yours: Martian_Astronomer: My last job at a startup company consisted of a couple of years of 12+ hour days, lots of weekends worked, and the death of most of my extraneous relationships and basically all my hobbies. That job ended with almost all of us being laid off two days after Christmas, with nothing tangible to show for all that effort. I may or may not try anything quite that ambitious again, but one thing I can say with certainty is that I just can't look down on people who take time out to enjoy life in the here-and-now. Build the kind of life you want, just be ready to take responsibility for the tradeoffs.

The tradeoff is that enjoying life now is going to land you in the financial crapper in your 40s. I don't care how many of you there are, just you try starting some edgy new lifestyle when you're all paunchy and don't know the hip bands. Society won't tolerate it.

Ding, we have a winner.

Underemployment was awesome in my 20s. By my 40s it was damn clear I better quit pretending and start working for real. Aging hipster is not a pretty sight.


sorry about those neck tattoos yet?
 
2012-09-16 10:40:57 AM  
don't we have machines that make machines to do all the work?
 
2012-09-16 01:59:39 PM  

nmemkha: Life is meant to be lived. Why spend your life accumulating wealth you will never have time to enjoy?


Someone didn't understand the parable of the ant and the grasshopper.

Being underemployed means you have no savings or assets or enough paid into social security.

Say goodbye to food carts and hello to dumpster diving.
 
2012-09-16 02:26:55 PM  

lohphat: nmemkha: Life is meant to be lived. Why spend your life accumulating wealth you will never have time to enjoy?

Someone didn't understand the parable of the ant and the grasshopper.

Being underemployed means you have no savings or assets or enough paid into social security.

Say goodbye to food carts and hello to dumpster diving.


Do you really expect social security to be around for people currently in their 20s and 30s? If so you're quite the optimist
 
2012-09-16 02:29:59 PM  

nmemkha: i upped my meds-up yours: nmemkha: Life is meant to be lived. Why spend your life accumulating wealth you will never have time to enjoy?

So you're part of something. So you matter to somebody but yourself and your Facebook friends. So you don't have to shut up and be invisible.

More an more young people are realizing the "American Dream" has become a lie to sucker rubes into a lifetime of debt. Working harder for less is not a virtue, its a disgrace.

True. Still doesn't mean working less for nothing isn't even more of a disgrace.

That very rarely happens and those that choose to live way rarely live well. Ever try living on $100 a week?

You are fodder for charlatans and liars: they will use your unfounded and irrational fear of supporting "freeloaders" to cut social programs that harm your fellow Americans. I don't care if a babies parents are crack addicts, no American child should go hungry.


True. But people who want a life that is not the life of a wage slave or working stiff had better be prepared for deep resentment from the wage slaves and working stiffs who, after all, make up most of this nation. When it comes time that a slacker needs a friend, they won't be there for you.
 
2012-09-16 03:17:52 PM  

Carth: lohphat: nmemkha: Life is meant to be lived. Why spend your life accumulating wealth you will never have time to enjoy?

Someone didn't understand the parable of the ant and the grasshopper.

Being underemployed means you have no savings or assets or enough paid into social security.

Say goodbye to food carts and hello to dumpster diving.

Do you really expect social security to be around for people currently in their 20s and 30s? If so you're quite the optimist


Will it be around? It depends if the GOP stop intentionally trying to kill it. It may not be able to support them 100% but it will be there.

Congrats family values conservatives from returning us to the 1870 level of poor houses and social instability in our senior years.
 
2012-09-16 03:52:23 PM  

machoprogrammer: Mugato: I hate to sound like a farking hipster but that's what I'm did after my software engineering job went south. I got a film degree and did menial jobs in various Hollywood studios. I dunno. Just do what you want and don't have kids.

Yep. In a way, I envy them. They get more free time to do what they want to do.


... and then they wake up ad at 38 and no woman under 32 will touch them...

/just sayin'
 
2012-09-16 03:54:27 PM  
I'm 40, been working my ass off since 16, got a degree while working full time, been socking as much away in a 401 plan as possible. I'm pretty certain Congress will find a way to steal that too so my retirement plan is presently a Glock.
 
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