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155. My daughter just graduated from college
with honors. She has a BBA in Accounting. So do 200 of her closest classmates.
There are NO jobs to be had without experience.
The recession has caused people at the TOP of the heap to seek the jobs that used to go to these new grads.
She is working at the same fast food restaurant she worked at all during college and YES, she is still living in my house because she still has a lease on an apartment in a town she can't get a job in.
Times are tough out there and in my experience, the kids that are money pits are the EXCEPTION...not the rule.
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  -Daddy's Little Money Pits - adult children on family dole Liberal_in_LA  Jun-06-10 05:24 PM   #0 
  - Student loan debt causes a lot of this  bluestateguy   Jun-06-10 05:29 PM   #1 
  - as does the lack of any decent jobs.  Hempathy   Jun-06-10 05:48 PM   #7 
  - Mommy and Daddy spoiling their little kiddies does it too......  Darth_Kitten   Jun-06-10 06:20 PM   #18 
  - For most of them, yes.  closeupready   Jun-07-10 02:49 PM   #104 
  - Most parents throughout history have helped their children in the transition  karynnj   Jun-08-10 10:11 AM   #130 
  - fuck that noise. i have loan payments too but i don't mooch off of the folks.  dionysus   Jun-07-10 08:18 PM   #118 
  - you have a generation that has the idea they are entitled to everything, and they shouldn't have to  Donnachaidh   Jun-06-10 05:31 PM   #2 
  - There are plenty of adult children who genuinely need extra help, and then there  Dappleganger   Jun-06-10 05:36 PM   #3 
  - Exactly.  ParkieDem   Jun-07-10 02:47 PM   #103 
  - My parents bought us the Hybrid we drive  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-07-10 08:21 PM   #121 
  - Excellent  jazzelle   Jun-08-10 07:09 PM   #138 
  - Best post I've seen in a month.  kayakjohnny   Jun-06-10 05:38 PM   #4 
  - Yeah, but soon the Boomers will all be in homes.  Chulanowa   Jun-06-10 05:47 PM   #6 
  - hah thanks a lot Im not going to a 'home'. Ill jump off a cliff first  Mari333   Jun-07-10 07:07 AM   #97 
  - I guess the plight of the middle class is unchanged except for the cost of a latte.  Wilms   Jun-06-10 05:52 PM   #9 
  - 100% correct  malaise   Jun-06-10 05:52 PM   #10 
  - Sounds just like my sister.  GoCubsGo   Jun-06-10 07:28 PM   #42 
  - I'll never understand it  malaise   Jun-06-10 09:37 PM   #56 
     - Different times  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-06-10 10:25 PM   #72 
  - As my daughter gets ready to become a senior in HS  Goblinmonger   Jun-07-10 08:16 PM   #116 
     - When I was in HS  TheCentepedeShoes   Jun-08-10 07:23 PM   #140 
  - Exactly..................  Darth_Kitten   Jun-06-10 06:23 PM   #21 
  - Nah  Juche   Jun-06-10 09:47 PM   #57 
     - Doesn't your username mean "spirit of self-reliance"?  JanMichael   Jun-06-10 10:27 PM   #73 
        - It also means megalomanical dictator  Juche   Jun-06-10 10:45 PM   #80 
           - True. But the self reliance part, while maybe badly attempted, is still a part.  JanMichael   Jun-06-10 10:54 PM   #85 
              - My name pick wasn't about korean natural resource independence  Juche   Jun-06-10 11:02 PM   #87 
  - Nice broadbrush there. I'm 19 (soon to be 20) and I am not like that.  SocialistLez   Jun-06-10 07:19 PM   #29 
  - Hmm, I don't think you're who we're referencing here.  Dappleganger   Jun-06-10 07:33 PM   #44 
  - Well when people use terms like "generation" I feel somewhat attacked.  SocialistLez   Jun-06-10 07:37 PM   #45 
  - I'm sorry that you do...  Dappleganger   Jun-06-10 07:43 PM   #48 
  - I don't think they're the exception  fishwax   Jun-06-10 11:22 PM   #92 
  - You are an exception. A good exception.  JanMichael   Jun-06-10 10:22 PM   #70 
  - So then you admit that there irresponsible ones in your generation?  Rabrrrrrr   Jun-08-10 10:26 AM   #132 
  - "kid's today" - - -pfaw  annabanana   Jun-06-10 07:45 PM   #49 
  - Don't forget the wisdom of Paul Lynde:  PassingFair   Jun-06-10 10:17 PM   #68 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-06-10 10:02 PM   #61 
  - +1  leftstreet   Jun-06-10 11:20 PM   #90 
     - Calvinist Christianity. "Wealth is a sign of being God's Elect".  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 11:23 PM   #93 
  - Is it these members of this generation that are constantly blaming the baby boomers for  DeschutesRiver   Jun-07-10 11:52 AM   #100 
  - That's exactly right. Look at Williamsburg in Brooklyn. There you go.  closeupready   Jun-07-10 02:49 PM   #105 
  - i'll agree with you for once.  dionysus   Jun-07-10 08:18 PM   #119 
  - Well the 'lifestyle' choice for my son  xxqqqzme   Jun-09-10 09:46 AM   #144 
  - When one generation grows old it attacks the younger one.  Tutankhamun   Jun-09-10 11:27 AM   #149 
  - With attitudes like that I can see why 50+ workers no longer get hired.  tranche   Jun-09-10 11:33 AM   #150 
  - Self Delete  lolly   Jun-09-10 04:52 PM   #156 
  - Texas Christian University is notorious for underperforming leisure class kids.  TexasObserver   Jun-06-10 05:45 PM   #5 
  - not exactly a lot of jobs out there.  dembotoz   Jun-06-10 05:50 PM   #8 
  - I think about how I was financially independent starting at 18, in the 70's  Skittles   Jun-06-10 06:04 PM   #13 
     - I landed a good paying union job at a grocery store when I was 19.  CrispyQ   Jun-06-10 06:22 PM   #20 
        - heck, I made it without even union protection  Skittles   Jun-06-10 06:51 PM   #25 
        - Sounds like my fiance's son.  blueamy66   Jun-07-10 02:56 PM   #107 
  - this is one area where "poor" families actually have an edge  SoCalDem   Jun-06-10 05:56 PM   #11 
  - Time for mommy and daddy to cut the cord already.  Maru Kitteh   Jun-06-10 06:03 PM   #12 
  - I hate threads where people blame individuals for structural problems.  LeftyMom   Jun-06-10 06:08 PM   #14 
  - Bingo, Mom.  Wilms   Jun-06-10 06:15 PM   #17 
  - Word  XemaSab   Jun-06-10 06:28 PM   #22 
  - Thank you! NT  SocialistLez   Jun-06-10 07:21 PM   #32 
  - Thank you! That's the most sensible reply that I've read. n/t  proudohioan   Jun-06-10 08:01 PM   #51 
  - It's typical "why don't they have a job?" BS that comes out every recession.  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 10:06 PM   #62 
  - Another +1  leftstreet   Jun-06-10 11:20 PM   #91 
  - .  fishwax   Jun-06-10 11:25 PM   #94 
  - I suspect too many have Republicans for parents  opihimoimoi   Jun-06-10 06:08 PM   #15 
  - Pooling resources is good. Shared responsibility is good. Exploitation is not.  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-06-10 06:10 PM   #16 
  - So if there are no jobs for them to take  treestar   Jun-06-10 06:21 PM   #19 
  - SSSHHHH!! We need to blame the young people for shit that has nothing to w/ them.  SocialistLez   Jun-06-10 07:22 PM   #34 
     - Yes, the lazy young people  Juche   Jun-06-10 09:53 PM   #58 
     - It shows how much we have been brainwashed with Hate-The-Poor propaganda.  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 10:07 PM   #64 
  - Surely there was a class in Bootstrap Management at Texas Christian University  arcadian   Jun-06-10 06:33 PM   #23 
  - It's funny, all the outrage over how *other people* conduct their family relationships.  nomorenomore08   Jun-06-10 06:39 PM   #24 
  - Wall Street Journal  malletgirl02   Jun-06-10 07:24 PM   #35 
  - And therein lies the irony...  nomorenomore08   Jun-06-10 07:25 PM   #38 
  - +100. and if said jet-set kids *do* want to work, they always can, always for a respectable wage -  Hannah Bell   Jun-06-10 08:22 PM   #53 
  - My thoughts exactly.  JNelson6563   Jun-08-10 09:35 AM   #128 
  - We have a society trying to have it both ways  The2ndWheel   Jun-06-10 06:55 PM   #26 
  - Agreed. But you have to include the "Get off my lawn!" factor as well.  nomorenomore08   Jun-06-10 07:21 PM   #31 
     - Well if you aren't paying rent for that lawn you're on, pay up or get off.  closeupready   Jun-07-10 03:03 PM   #108 
  - Neither of our kids are financially secure (daughter is 47, son 44)  tularetom   Jun-06-10 07:15 PM   #27 
  - Those are entirely different circumstances.  Dappleganger   Jun-06-10 07:40 PM   #47 
  - I have seen this plenty  NNN0LHI   Jun-06-10 07:18 PM   #28 
  - It would help if there were jobs for them to go to  AllentownJake   Jun-06-10 07:21 PM   #30 
  - I could understand this youth punching bag session if there were plenty of jobs out there.  SocialistLez   Jun-06-10 07:24 PM   #36 
     - The media searches for the most ridiculous story  AllentownJake   Jun-06-10 07:26 PM   #39 
     - Or affordable housing that wasn't fit to be condemned.  LeftyMom   Jun-06-10 07:28 PM   #41 
  - Excellent comments here  VermeerLives   Jun-06-10 07:21 PM   #33 
  - Pay as you go doesn't work too well  Juche   Jun-06-10 10:07 PM   #63 
  - "Personally, if I had children I would not pay for their college education."  depakid   Jun-06-10 11:19 PM   #89 
  - Not sure I understand the problem. Why are multigenerational families a bad thing?  retread   Jun-06-10 07:24 PM   #37 
  - I think it's partly the uber-capitalist mentality we have in this country.  nomorenomore08   Jun-06-10 07:30 PM   #43 
  - because it goes against Consumerist-Capitalist hyperindividualist social atomism.  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 10:11 PM   #66 
  - what you said.  Warren Stupidity   Jun-07-10 07:02 AM   #96 
  - That's exactly it  treestar   Jun-07-10 07:24 PM   #111 
  - Day I turned 18 I was told if you move out, it's YOYO time.  hobbit709   Jun-06-10 07:26 PM   #40 
  - Our culture has lost the concept of family  Matariki   Jun-06-10 07:38 PM   #46 
  - Never underestimate the power of saturation media,  Trillo   Jun-06-10 08:27 PM   #54 
  - There's not a lot of options out there  JonLP24   Jun-06-10 08:01 PM   #50 
  - My how times have changed.  Trillo   Jun-06-10 08:20 PM   #52 
  - It is sad  Juche   Jun-06-10 10:17 PM   #69 
  - Good post. nt  raccoon   Jun-08-10 09:16 AM   #124 
  - But some kids ARE Daddy's Money Pits.  blueamy66   Jun-07-10 11:53 AM   #101 
  - I left home at 18 with $300 from my parents for college.  donco6   Jun-06-10 08:29 PM   #55 
  - How old are you? Because that wouldn't cover one semester's used community college texts now.  LeftyMom   Jun-06-10 09:59 PM   #59 
     - It didn't then either. But that's all they had to give.  donco6   Jun-06-10 10:24 PM   #71 
        - Well here is your cookie.  SocialistLez   Jun-06-10 10:28 PM   #75 
        - I understand that. But nobody's going to get two shitty fast food jobs right now.  LeftyMom   Jun-06-10 10:31 PM   #76 
           - You know, I thought it over.  donco6   Jun-06-10 10:47 PM   #82 
              - That was my experience in college--I cleaned up after these "just cannot find a job!" types  Romulox   Jun-08-10 09:23 AM   #125 
  - THERE ARE NO JOBS! What do expect them to do? Live on the street?  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 10:00 PM   #60 
  - As the living standard of the USA declines, more kids...  roamer65   Jun-06-10 10:07 PM   #65 
  - Yup.  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 10:16 PM   #67 
     - Went that route myself  Alcibiades   Jun-06-10 10:49 PM   #83 
  - My daughter just graduated from college  Horse with no Name   Jun-09-10 04:29 PM   # 
  - My daughter just graduated from college  Horse with no Name   Jun-09-10 04:29 PM   #155 
  - Gotta love the sexism in the article's title.  noamnety   Jun-06-10 10:28 PM   #74 
  - Ten to one the writer of the article has step-children.  Matariki   Jun-07-10 11:40 AM   #99 
  - bookmark for later as I need to read this  Liberation Angel   Jun-06-10 10:36 PM   #77 
  - What's wrong with parents helping their kids ?  JI7   Jun-06-10 10:36 PM   #78 
  - Image is all that counts sometimes  Juche   Jun-06-10 10:47 PM   #81 
  - IME, they are typically the pot-smoking, drunken louts populating bars at 2 and 3 a.m.,  closeupready   Jun-07-10 02:52 PM   #106 
  - those are usually the kids of wealthy families , but this article gave an example of  JI7   Jun-07-10 09:52 PM   #123 
  - And why are they calling it a "dole?"  treestar   Jun-07-10 07:26 PM   #112 
  - Isn't the Wall Street Journal supported by some sugar daddy?  hunter   Jun-06-10 10:40 PM   #79 
  - Why are they criticizing cell phone sharing plans?  Juche   Jun-06-10 10:53 PM   #84 
  - That's exactly what I mean by "Corporate Consumerist Hyperindividualistic Social Atomism".  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 11:02 PM   #86 
  - So supporting your family members is called 'the dole' now??  Zoeisright   Jun-06-10 11:14 PM   #88 
  - Worst economy in 70 years: blame the kids.  Warren Stupidity   Jun-07-10 07:00 AM   #95 
  - This article had solid stats to back up its assertions, but how many examples did it use?  Berry Cool   Jun-07-10 10:07 AM   #98 
  - This is what comes when a real virtue, the seeking of knowledge, is commoditized and  Greyhound   Jun-07-10 02:39 PM   #102 
  - I have said it in a million different threads  Ramulux   Jun-07-10 05:11 PM   #109 
  - Right on homeslice n/t  rockymountaindem   Jun-07-10 08:20 PM   #120 
  - I cannot believe the crap I'm reading here!  in_cog_ni_to   Jun-07-10 06:01 PM   #110 
  - Very good points. Wages are way below even a modest cost of living.  stanwyck   Jun-07-10 08:09 PM   #113 
  - Very good points. Wages are way below even a modest cost of living.  stanwyck   Jun-07-10 08:09 PM   #114 
  - Young workers are the most exploited segment of the working class today.  readmoreoften   Jun-07-10 08:17 PM   #117 
  - You're not taking into account inflation in your figures:  kiva   Jun-08-10 09:48 AM   #129 
  - Another WSJ article blaming YOUNG WORKERS, and DUers pissing all over themselves to agree.  readmoreoften   Jun-07-10 08:16 PM   #115 
  - Back in the 80's, my brother lived at home while going to college and working-  haele   Jun-07-10 08:27 PM   #122 
  - At least with HCR someone like her can get affordable healthcare  LynneSin   Jun-08-10 09:24 AM   #126 
  - Calling BS on the "but there are no jobs!" thing.  Romulox   Jun-08-10 09:27 AM   #127 
  - A person focused on their academics is "grade-grubbing" and " a little snowflake"?  Matariki   Jun-08-10 06:44 PM   #134 
  - Methinks the lady doth protest too much.  Romulox   Jun-09-10 09:37 AM   #143 
  - This is such heartless, uninformed nonsense. So effing sick of it.  Prism   Jun-08-10 06:48 PM   #135 
  - Thank you for this  JonLP24   Jun-08-10 07:27 PM   #142 
  - From 2009  JonLP24   Jun-08-10 06:50 PM   #136 
  - I think people are talking about real jobs. Not part time high school and college work.  tranche   Jun-09-10 11:36 AM   #151 
     - It's part of the same trend. If kids aren't "allowed" to work in HS and college, they have no skills  Romulox   Jun-09-10 04:02 PM   #152 
  - The fault lies with the parents. Cut the goddamn umbilical cord already, you ass clowns.  Rabrrrrrr   Jun-08-10 10:25 AM   #131 
  - so the 'adults' fuck up the country...and the youth get blamed? A message from Limp Bizkit...  happy_liberal   Jun-08-10 06:34 PM   #133 
  - It's all a scam, all of it  chillspike   Jun-08-10 06:50 PM   #137 
  - They paved paradise and put up a parking lot  happy_liberal   Jun-08-10 07:21 PM   #139 
  - TCU  yella_dawg   Jun-08-10 07:24 PM   #141 
  - Interesting. . .just last semester, I asked one class how many of them  kevinbgoode   Jun-09-10 10:03 AM   #145 
  - I was more fortunate  NNN0LHI   Jun-09-10 10:22 AM   #147 
  - How many of these parents (and their children) complaining about "no jobs" drive American?  Romulox   Jun-09-10 04:07 PM   #153 
  - Best post of the thread.  Romulox   Jun-09-10 04:08 PM   #154 
  - I'm soft hearted that way. I don't think I can push my kids out.  TwilightGardener   Jun-09-10 10:09 AM   #146 
  - I have very simple rule for my kids.  Xithras   Jun-09-10 10:24 AM   #148 

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