More like you just walk around with a sense of entitlement demanding everything should be free. And a raise everytime you pass go. $200 isnt enough. And no one should be forced to go to jail. Obeying the law is optional. POLICE BRUTALITY
where did the millennial touch you?
In my wallet.
well that’s your fault for having kids
I didn’t have any kids, my ex did that.
The GDP per worker has tripled since 1960, but low-paid workers are making less than they were then (all values adjusted for inflation.)
So thanks to automation, laborers produce three times the wealth, but bottom-tier workers are receiving none of that increase. Even higher class workers such as carpenters, teachers, plumbers, truck drivers etc. aren’t making much more. I don’t think it’s a sense of entitlement that some of the extra money people earn goes into the pockets of the people who generate the wealth rather than the super-rich who don’t actually produce anything.
This is the average house price v.s. average wage for the UK. The chart is similar for other countries too.
So we do have something to complain about.
Bro I can barely afford to eat
I think I can ask for a living wage here
They just built a new estate of ‘affordable housing’ in my town! They start at £450,000. Most mortgage lenders tend to lend 3x your annual income. You need to be raking in some serious dough to buy an ‘affordable’ home. But yeah, Hazel1nut, we millennials are just ‘entitled’.
How successful did you have to be in your day before you could afford a modest family home?
Now, there IS the option to buy one for half the price previously stated.. But that’s only afforded to the over 60’s.
And out came the whiny entitled millennials trying to explain why they deserve the free stuff with their shady unverifiable “facts” pulled right out of tumblr. Right on cue. Classic millennials….
Straight from a 30 year old trying to get on the property market, but whatever.
30 years old means youre a millennial. One of the early ones that started this game. £450k for affordable housing? Cmon man.. thats over half a million dollars for the americans here. Let that sink in. This guy is claiming that “affordable housing” starts at half a million nowadays…. that’s what the average home in the good parts of London costs. The equivalent of a nice apartment in NYC. Thats not “affordable housing”, buddy. You want a fancy place for cheap. See what i mean? This is why your “stats” and “facts” can’t be trusted.
That unfortunately is the situation. It’s not affordable housing to my mind either, but that’s what it was advertised as. I could move up north were the property is cheaper but that would also mean sacrificing my job. I need to be on the train line to London because that’s where my husband works and that puts the property prices up. That figure would not by a nice property in London. That would by a 1 bedroom flat. Property prices continue to rise to ridiculous proportions, as does the cost of living. Wages remain static. I do not want anywhere fancy. I do require more than one bedroom as my family grows. Your generation caused the recession. This is the result. I don’t ask for ‘free stuff’ or handouts. I merely think 60 hours a week in a skilled profession at managerial level should earn one enough to buy a modest property.
I know for a fact that my father was earning considerably less than my annual family income when he bought my childhood home. A property that is now valued way out of my price range.
Your generation had 100% mortgages and interest free credit. Mine doesn’t, we’re paying for yours while you call us entitled.
“Your generation had 100% mortgages and interest free credit” there you go again with your stupid tumblr made up “facts”.. this has never been true. Youre not paying for mine or anyone else’s, kid. I paid my own dues. Bought my house with 20% down on a $750k loan. I worked my ass off through college to be where I’m at and sacrificed probably more than you ever will. I was 30 and still broke doing my apprenticeship while working 18hrs a day at an ER. You should try it instead of whining. You think you deserve better. You dont. The 100% loans came about in the early 2ks. Thats your generation of 25yr olds getting into loans you can’t handle and ruining it for everyone else. Not mine. And they’ve never been interest free. My in laws just bought a very nice 3 bed home in London for a bit over £500k. Again, that’s not “affordable housing” . You just wish it was because that’s what you think is the least you deserve because you’re “30 years old and have a skilled managerial job and a family”. I didnt even think about having kids when I was 30. We all wouldve starved to death while living in a box. And thats with a med degree.
Just because you worked hard does not imply that millenials don’t. We work the same hours. Not in the same jobs because although my father managed work his way up from the bottom with no higher than secondary school education, nobody highers below degree level now. We ask for nothing more than you have. Housing prices are higher. Wages are lower.
I never said I feel I deserve a 450k house. I didn’t even say I want one. I said that that is what’s billed as ‘affordable housing for first time buyers’ in my area.
Ive never had a hand out. Never a single benefit. Not asking for any. Not asking for special treatment. Simply stating that the housing prices are not reflective of wages anymore. It’s not just my generation struggling either. My mother will lose her house in the next 2 years because she bought right before the recession. Times are hard. You can look down on the younger generation and insist we are just whining. Or you could stop being a miserable old git and shut up.
“Just because you worked hard does not imply that millenials don’t. ”
Just because you may be getting shafted does not imply your entire generation is.
And jobs and Wages arent as simple as black and white which is how you people try to make them out to be. They never have been. In the 1930s you could be a manager of a grocery store and be rich. That probably wasn’t the case in 1950s and definitely isnt the case now. Nor does anyone expect it to be. In the 60-70s machinists were making all the money with no education. Thats not the case now. In the 2000s people were becoming billionaires off of the internet. Hard to pull off now. None of that is because anyone screwed anyone. Its not because one generation had it easier than the next. It’s because the world changes. And every single generation has been forced to change with it or get left behind. Millennials are NOT the special exception. Stop whining about having it hard and demanding more for less.
Nobody is asking for more for less, granddad. We just want our fucking ball back.
Jesus wept, my grandmother gave birth during the blitz and she’d slap your face for your attitude towards the younger generation.
“We just want our ball back” jesusfuckingchrist i thought i had simplified it enough for you to understand but I guess i overestimated you and youre just always going to think someone took something from you and they owe you…. Classic millennial. At least you stopped making up “facts”, I’ll give you that. The ball has always been there, sport. Just learn how to pick it up and play the game instead of whining about not getting the automatic win. Like every. Single. Generation before You, has had to do. Even your granny’s.
That was a joke. I was calling you a miserable old geezer. I assume you never did get round to having children, based on your irrational and baseless generalisations and hatred for anyone under 40. The facts are true. They’re not from tumbler. Fuck off back down your mine.
If its not funny, it isnt a joke. Not hatred. Just Annoyance. For the entitled whiners with make believe facts. Of any age. You guys just generally happen to be under 40. And I do have kids. I was 33. When I was ready and had my life in order. I didnt just wing it and expected life to take it easy on me. I was 33 when I finished my fellowship. 15 years of non stop learning, working, and training to get where i am. Let that sink in for a bit, then ask yourself why my patience for entitled whiners is severely limited.
No you let this sink in. You sit there and lecturer on your hard work and how you’re so much better than me and my generation, all without knowing a single thing about me. You know nothing about my life, my families lives or anyone else’s that your criticising. You are making assumptions and looking down on an entire generation, one that you helped raise, based on nothing but your own self importance. I have shared nothing but the house prices in my area my career and my age. From that you have decided that I have no plan, expect everything to be handed to me and started a family before I was ready. You Base this off the generation I was born into and nothing else. I could fill you in on the rest, but I feel no need to need to justify myself to a cantankerous old shit.
You have been given the facts about the rise in cost of living and static wages, you reject them out of hand saying “They’re from tumbler” because tumbler is a thing that young people use, so it must be that, right? Personally I’ve never been on it.
The give me my ball back joke was based on that person that every generation has run into as children. For me it was a man named Jock that used to yell at me for playing football in the park opposite his house. Or laughing too loud on the swing. Some of us grow up to become him. Such as yourself.
Shouldn’t have started a family if you couldn’t afford it. If you can afford it then theres no need to whine about it. It really is that simple. Life is what it is and it has always been that way for everyone since the dawn of humanity. Get that through your thick head. Youre not worse off than any other generation before you. Shut up and stop whining if you don’t want people to think youre a whiner.
You really come across as a horrible human being.
TINY house for me.
Hey, some of my favourite things are tiny…
Dude, look up pictures of tiny houses on wheels. Then, look up pictures of their interiors.
There should be a Greatest Generation edition of monopoly where houses are more affordable because you survived the Great Depression as a child only to have 1 in 3 of your generation die fighting Nazi’s for 4 years and the first rule is no pissing and moaning, just get the job done.