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(CNBC)   Under 25-year-olds giving up on getting their dream jobs due to the pandemic. Best to have your dreams crushed when you're young   (cnbc.com) divider line
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349 clicks; posted to Business » on 29 Sep 2020 at 8:09 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-09-29 6:54:53 PM  
Cool! They can join the 26-39 age group, we gave up on our dream jobs years ago!

/but at least we have avacado toast
 
2020-09-29 8:14:45 PM  
Professors lied to you about 6 figure jobs right out of college? Or about how in demand you are?
 
2020-09-29 8:26:17 PM  
If they're in the 18 - 29.5 year old range, female, and attractive then I might have some work they can do.
 
2020-09-29 8:45:14 PM  
We gave up on "real jobs" about 40 years ago. I mean the USA, btw. We also gave up on several other things that a first world country should offer its citizens. I'm so ashamed of what this country has become.
 
2020-09-29 8:58:46 PM  

majestic: We gave up on "real jobs" about 40 years ago. I mean me, btw. We also gave up on several other things that a first world country should offer its citizens. I'm so ashamed of what this country has become.


Ok slacker
 
2020-09-29 9:19:24 PM  
I guess I'm lucky because I never had a dream job to start with.
 
2020-09-29 11:47:19 PM  
It is not a dream if it is realistically achievable.
That would be called a plan.
 
2020-09-30 1:31:20 AM  
I make an okay wage for a job I can do over a weekend every month. I have my dream job already. It's easy when your dream is to not work
 
2020-09-30 2:13:06 AM  
Millennials

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2020-09-30 3:25:18 AM  

TDWCom29: I make an okay wage for a job I can do over a weekend every month. I have my dream job already. It's easy when your dream is to not work


Same. Gave up the rat race after I realized I'd spent 20 years working to the bone only to basically just maintain employment and not actually make any headway into the success I was told hard work was supposed to lead to. Found something that would comfortably pay the bills just working one week a month. And I can throw in an extra day if I want some new videogames or something. I don't have much, but I can bet I'm happier and less stressed than most of the population.

I did achieve my "dream" back in the day. Twice. It's not all it's cracked up to be. Abandoned the first one after doing what I loved for money turned out to ruin what I loved. Came up with a new dream, reached that goal, and dropped it after getting burned by an employer. After that I decided to downsize to just worrying about basic needs and a little extra for entertainment. Worked out aces. I'm never going to own a car that isn't described as "certified pre-owned", but I can skip work just because I woke up that morning and didn't feel like putting on pants. So I win.

And I was never going to afford to retire anyways, so that's not an issue. My retirement plan hasn't changed since I was old enough to consider the possibility. Heart attack or societal collapse.
 
2020-09-30 3:55:49 AM  
Yep.  When faced with adversity, give up.  Solid plan.  Remember to blame others, too.

I graduated from college at the ass end of a recession and couldn't find a real job to save my life.  I worked at a tropical fish wholesaler for like 25 cents above minimum wage.  Then rented cars.  Busted my ass and moved up in the rental corp until I finally got into IT.  Kept busting my ass and developing my skills and finally wound up at another company and started making decent money.  All these years later I make great money.

/Never give up, pussies
 
2020-09-30 4:09:29 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Yep.  When faced with adversity, give up.  Solid plan.  Remember to blame others, too.

I graduated from college at the ass end of a recession and couldn't find a real job to save my life.  I worked at a tropical fish wholesaler for like 25 cents above minimum wage.  Then rented cars.  Busted my ass and moved up in the rental corp until I finally got into IT.  Kept busting my ass and developing my skills and finally wound up at another company and started making decent money.  All these years later I make great money.

/Never give up, pussies


You act like that's the only legitimate path. Why? Explain how it's the be all end all of life and anyone who wants something more simple is doing it wrong.
 
2020-09-30 4:16:17 AM  

Esroc: NotThatGuyAgain: Yep.  When faced with adversity, give up.  Solid plan.  Remember to blame others, too.

I graduated from college at the ass end of a recession and couldn't find a real job to save my life.  I worked at a tropical fish wholesaler for like 25 cents above minimum wage.  Then rented cars.  Busted my ass and moved up in the rental corp until I finally got into IT.  Kept busting my ass and developing my skills and finally wound up at another company and started making decent money.  All these years later I make great money.

/Never give up, pussies

You act like that's the only legitimate path. Why? Explain how it's the be all end all of life and anyone who wants something more simple is doing it wrong.


TFA was about giving up looking for a dream job, not choosing something more simple.

You are comparing apples and spaceships.
 
2020-09-30 4:39:17 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Esroc: NotThatGuyAgain: Yep.  When faced with adversity, give up.  Solid plan.  Remember to blame others, too.

I graduated from college at the ass end of a recession and couldn't find a real job to save my life.  I worked at a tropical fish wholesaler for like 25 cents above minimum wage.  Then rented cars.  Busted my ass and moved up in the rental corp until I finally got into IT.  Kept busting my ass and developing my skills and finally wound up at another company and started making decent money.  All these years later I make great money.

/Never give up, pussies

You act like that's the only legitimate path. Why? Explain how it's the be all end all of life and anyone who wants something more simple is doing it wrong.

TFA was about giving up looking for a dream job, not choosing something more simple.

You are comparing apples and spaceships.


What, you actually RTFA before leaping into the comments? You're on the wrong website my friend.
 
2020-09-30 10:49:57 AM  
Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I graduated at the time of the "Great Malaise" - a word I learned from them President Jimmy Carter - who told the nation that essentially we were doomed forever. All the jobs were going overseas, we were out of oil, the Iranians took our Embassy and held everyone as prisoners for over a year and we could do nothing about it, and inflation was off the charts - car loans with good credit required you to pay 18 percent interest and mortgages weren't much better. I had a friend with a Chemistry Degree who drove a beer delivery truck for a year because there were no jobs.

However:  the world never quite ends. We somehow stumble on until things get better. I managed to get a job eventually, and then did well enough to retire at 55.   The same thing is going to be true for this generation.

TL/DR - Press On Regardless
 
2020-09-30 12:27:23 PM  
Two in five young people expected to "never have a job I really love,"

Kids grow up so quick.
 
2020-09-30 12:32:04 PM  

Hachitori: The same thing is going to be true for this generation.


It's been generations now. When does it get better instead of progressively worst.
 
2020-09-30 2:14:28 PM  
Dream of being a plumber or electrician
Maybe a nurse.

/I hire lots of the first two and getting good ones is tough.
 
2020-09-30 5:49:48 PM  

Intrepid00: Hachitori: The same thing is going to be true for this generation.

It's been generations now. When does it get better instead of progressively worst.


That's up to you.
 
2020-09-30 8:28:53 PM  

Hachitori: Intrepid00: Hachitori: The same thing is going to be true for this generation.

It's been generations now. When does it get better instead of progressively worst.

That's up to you.


Doesn't seem to be.
 
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