Blending families when dating


26-Oct-2017 10:05

Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered.

I heard the same walls-closing-in anxiety from millennials around the country and across the income scale, from cashiers in Detroit to nurses in Seattle.Eight, 10 people in suits, a circle of folding chairs, a chirpy HR rep with a clipboard.Each applicant telling her, one by one, in front of all the others, why he’s the right candidate for this -an-hour job as a bank teller.We spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need. We killed cereal and department stores and golf and napkins and lunch.

Mention “millennial” to anyone over 40 and the word “entitlement” will come back at you within seconds, our own intergenerational game of Marco Polo.

We are delaying partner-marrying and house-buying and kid-having for longer than any previous generation.