I just wanted to share both, because they both spoke to me. The second article seems to ring true, as most of my friends are either working part-time or in school or have started up their own entrepreneurial endeavors. Taken from the article:
“The economy is actually creating a type of work that suits millennials well and does not suit baby boomers,” says Karl Ahlrichs, a human-resources consultant. In part, that’s because the economy is generating jobs in technology, computers, education, and health care that require serious technological, entrepreneurial, and creative skills as opposed to expertise in operations or management.
My goal, of course, is to be teaching 10 years from now, hopefully at the high school level, and maybe even be in grad school getting a higher degree. I’m perfectly content not climbing any sort of corporate ladder, as a matter of fact, the idea kind of makes me queasy. But I’m also really grateful for this time I have right now to kind of do my own thing with Literally Efficient and Pure Romance, and be my own boss. I’m extremely lucky that I already have so much at my age (the house, close family, and even a little in savings), but I know so many people that aren’t anywhere close to where I am, and I have to wonder, what will happen to them? If they decide not to settle down and start families, and stay at the jobs they’re currently working in, will they be able to move up? Or will they get canned as soon as a new batch of college grads presents themselves?
I don’t know. All I do know, is that I’m really lucky to be where I am.