Dear millennials. Ask for a raise. Every single year.
- Millennials objectively have it harder than past generations. Wages are stagnant while housing, healthcare, and education costs soar.
- Ask for a raise every year. Hobbes frames it like this: "If your company is employing you they are making money off of you, and you are entitled to some percentage of that money."
- Advice for millennials: Don't plead poverty to get a raise. State your value, or job hop to a company that will pay you more.
Hold the press... college might be a bad idea. Unless we change something.
- College went from being a beneficial step in a young person's life to a huge financial burden for decades into their life.
- Since the 1970s, the cost of education has gone up between 400–1200%, depending on the kind of school you go to.
- Can we turn it around? Only societal change — and a good hard look in the mirror — can really make college a better move for young Americans.
Writer Michael Hobbes says there are too many stereotypes about millennials.
Writer Michael Hobbes says there are too many stereotypes about millennials. What is missing is the realization that millennials are going to be in financial trouble. The conditions that allowed previous American generations economic prosperity are simply not there. Since millennials are bound to start taking power, they need to avoid the mistakes of their parents.