Avocado on toast and vacations to Europe: the real reasons millennials cant afford homes

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#3
It sucks. I totally had $20,000 lying around for a down payment on a house, but I spent it all on avocado toast.
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Yeah but it echos the sentiments a lot of older people have. The reason why young people are struggling is because they're lazy, not because of a difficult economic climate
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This is based on something said on 60 minutes

This has about as much validity as a 34A bra has as a yoghurt carrying container

You're correct, but it still needs to be debunked, because lots of people think this way.
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Because if I could I would murder it's producers in their sleep


Make them watch 60 Minutes and you're halfway there
#8
I've lost count of how many times I've blown all my money vacationing in Europe.
#9
I don't buy avocado or coffee and I can't afford a house  
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#10
This bs managed to reach outside aus? interesting.
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>tfw don't eat avocado toast
>tfw make my own coffee at home or have the free stuff at work
>tfw I own a home

I guess he's right!
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This bs managed to reach outside aus? interesting.


I heard this through the meme grapevine
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I heard this through the meme grapevine

lol i spose once it hits the internet all bets are off.
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#14
i have been eating avocados my entire life

you all need to learn how to millennial




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This bs managed to reach outside aus? interesting.

Talking shit about "millennials" is a surefire way to an audience, especially an American audience. Personally, I have a policy against reading or even clicking on any disparaging thinkpiece with "millennials"in the title.
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Talking shit about "millennials" is a surefire way to an audience, especially an American audience. Personally, I have a policy against reading or even clicking on any disparaging thinkpiece with "millennials"in the title.

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The problem is old people not being stacked like cordwood in shipping containers, as they should be, until death, and staying in homes, bottlenecking the market.
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The problem is old people not being stacked like cordwood in shipping containers, as they should be, until death, and staying in homes, bottlenecking the market.


Governments do keep bumping the retirement age up and up tho tbf
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Governments do keep bumping the retirement age up and up tho tbf

Which places a bottleneck on the employment market, too.

Last time I went anywhere for fast food, the number of coffin-dodgers working there was massive.
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#21
Avocados are part of my culture and the writer of this article can eat shit.

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#22
Reminds me of what my friend's Dad lectured us about when I was young, he called it the Ravioli Theory, he told us we wouldn't mget anywhere if we kept eating Porterhouse steaks an not saving our money that we need to be eating raviolis until we get established and stop being frivoulous with our money.  

We were working minimum wage jobs just out of high school and iin reality we were spending all of our money on weed and music gear and the porterhouse steaks we were grilling out had come out of his Dad's refrigerator.  

I'm glad I was not there when his Dad realised we were grilling out steaks that he had paid for.
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#23
Every generation of young people has done exactly this, spend their money rather than save it, they grow out of this behavior after having kids.
This is the sort of judgey shit you get from depression era folks, because they had no choice but to save.
Nothing new here, nothing to see here, and I think I'm going to go have some avocado on toast because they are in season.

Stop reading/watching CNBC.
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#24
It sucks. I totally had $20,000 lying around for a down payment on a house, but I spent it all on extra guacamole at chipotle
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It sucks. I totally had $20,000 lying around for a down payment on a house, but I spent it all on extra guacamole at chipotle

Yeah now how are you going to pay for the hospital bill because you eat Chipolte food...
#26
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Yeah but it echos the sentiments a lot of older people have. The reason why young people are struggling is because they're lazy, not because of a difficult economic climate


People have called me lazy because I don't have a job. How on Earth would they know if I'm lazy? It's not like anyone has actually given me any work to get done.
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#27
I wonder where all these millenials learned their frivulous spending habits...
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People have called me lazy because I don't have a job. How on Earth would they know if I'm lazy? It's not like anyone has actually given me any work to get done.
I know you're lazy because you think people are just going to give you something.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I know you're lazy because you think people are just going to give you something.

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I wonder where all these millenials learned their frivulous spending habits...

From their Gen X parents.
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I know you're lazy because you think people are just going to give you something.

Yeah it's not like I've been to uni, been volunteering, been doing further courses on general job relevant skills, checking job postings everyday, writing individual cover letters for each job I've applied to, showed up reasonably early to all my interviews as presentably as possible, been learning to drive or whatever.

I just expect people to go "hurr durr u no work, here work now"  
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From their Gen X parents.


See, this is why we can't have nice things man. I make a pretty overt post to begin with, and then you just slam it right over the top.

It's like I was throwing down the good dick and you pull me out of the broad just to bust all over her. Come on man, if you want in you got to leave it in decent shape for the next guy, no one wants it now that your baby-gravy is everywhere.
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See, this is why we can't have nice things man. I make a pretty overt post to begin with, and then you just slam it right over the top.

It's like I was throwing down the good dick and you pull me out of the broad just to bust all over her. Come on man, if you want in you got to leave it in decent shape for the next guy, no one wants it now that your baby-gravy is everywhere.

You could do the same and blame Adam and Eve.
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Yeah it's not like I've been to uni
so?
been volunteering
How have you translated this into a valuable skillset or accomplishment that would compel someone to hire you?
been doing further courses on general job relevant skills
What do you have to show for it?
checking job postings everyday
Job postings are a waste of time. You're not going to the right sources.
writing individual cover letters for each job I've applied to
No use if they're not making it to someone who matters.

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lmao i liked the wrong post

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so?
How have you translated this into a valuable skillset or accomplishment that would compel someone to hire you?
What do you have to show for it?
Job postings are a waste of time. You're not going to the right sources.
No use if they're not making it to someone who matters.

re uni: I studied physics because my initial desired career path required it. However, I am also looking at wide range of other options to improve my prospects.

re volunteering/skill set: I've added what I've learnt to my CV and try to highlight the parts relevant to the job description for the position I've applied for in my cover letters/phone calls/interviews.

re further courses and skills: The main focus on my improvement for me is always my verbal communication since interviews (in person, by phone, by skype) seem to be my biggest issues. However, more specifically I've been able to build on basic business admin, gotten a better idea of customer service (the dwp sent me on a course for that one) and have been developing my coding/data analysis skills. This also allows me to say that I've not been idle and have been using some of my knowledge recently as opposed to when I was at uni.

re job postings: I also contact companies I'd like to work for directly and have gotten interviews but as I said before that's where I seem to fall down. I've also tried nepotism to no avail.

re cover letters: See above.


I know I have things I need to improve but it's not wrong of me to feel disheartened by the situation. 

But back to the point of my original post, even if you think my effort is being put in the wrong direction it's still effort and still irritating to be called lazy simply for lack of success. It also irked me that you assumed I thought someone would just give me a job, that's never been the case.
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#38
It would be funny to watch the increasingly ridiculous explanations of why an entire generation is poor (rap music, smart phones, avocados, etc.) if the implications of it weren't horrifying.

Baby boomers are starting to die. In 10-20 years, millennials are going to be the dominant consumer demographic, and unless something changes before then, they're not going to be able to afford to sustain the economy.

We could, you know, do something about this, but no one wants to. We'd rather shake our fists and grumble about bootstraps and tell bullshit stories about avocados while the world burns.
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It's the perfect recipe for a Marxist revolution.
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It's the perfect recipe for a Marxist revolution.

I'm hoping we don't get to that point. Those don't have a great record of working out all that well.
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