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New Polls Show Many Millennials Rely On Their Parents To Pay Bills

"This is a growing group of people from universities, a lot of them with higher education, who spend a lot of money, get into debt and don't move on with their lives. The best anti-poverty program is a job." 

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New Polls Show Many Millennials Rely On Their Parents To Pay Bills.

Conversations about workplace burnout and mental health are gaining prominence in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millennials are one of the groups leading the charge to bring these issues to light. But are some millennials going too far?

Millennials, or those born between 1981 and 1996, are facing criticism after several recent polls appear to reveal flaws in the generation’s work ethic. According to a new Fortune poll, 35% of millennials rely on their parents to pay their bills.

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“If you’re a millennial, your parents are trying to retire, and you’re taking their money like, go out and get a job. It’s really just so disrespectful,” co-host Lisa Boothe said on ‘The Big Sunday Show.’

Boothe, a millennial, stated that she intends to raise her children to be “tougher” than others in her generation. Her co-host, David Webb, investigated the issue in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“For the people that showed up, even say, during COVID and went to work when others sat at home and got a check, they’re now the bosses. So guess what, kids?” Webb said.

“While you sit at home in Mommy and Daddy’s basement, playing whatever game and pretending you’re the victim, your friend who graduated with you is going to be your boss.”

Many millennials argue that the cost of living has risen over the years and that inflation is making it difficult to pay bills.

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To make matters worse, while a college degree is becoming increasingly important in order to compete in competitive job markets, the cost of attending college has also risen. Webb’s reaction? College costs are not an excuse to become complacent.

Webb said, “This is a growing group of people from universities, a lot of them with higher education, who spend a lot of money, get into debt and don’t move on with their lives. The best anti-poverty program is a job.”

According to polls, 63% of millennials and Gen Z have experienced feelings of burnout. Furthermore, many millennials reported not knowing how to complete tasks that were previously expected of adults.

Among the tasks mentioned were performing an oil change, changing a tyre, tying a tie, jump-starting a car, and sewing a hole. Many of these “essential” tasks have become less important to know in an increasingly digital and specialised world.

However, Webb believes that millennials’ love of technology will make learning these tasks easier than ever. “Come on, you’re millennials. It’s on YouTube. Watch the video and do it,” Webb said.

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Todd Piro, a Fox host, used polls about “mooching” millennials to highlight the significance of his own generation, Generation X.

He said, “Gen Xers were told, ‘You’re the slacker generation.’ Well, you want to know something, America? Gen Xers are holding this country together.

“We’re putting in all the work, we’re raising the kids. We’re also raising our parents, we’re getting old.”

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Elize Coetzee for SurgeZirc SA
Elize Coetzee for SurgeZirc SAhttps://new.surgezirc.co.za
Elize Coetzee, a seasoned journalist, is the driving force behind SurgeZirc SA’s world news and world politics coverage. With an unwavering commitment to truth, Elize delves into global affairs, providing live updates, in-depth investigations, and thought-provoking analysis. Whether it’s geopolitical tensions, international diplomacy, or breaking stories, Elize’s incisive reporting keeps readers informed and engaged.
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