That may be the case in some cases but from my experience out of college in 2006
and again in 2010 trying to find a job, there just weren't many Entry level
jobs to apply for compared to ones that want someone with 3+ years of work
experience. It was only because I knew someone that I got a chance. Many
students are graduating with student debts and are unable to find very good jobs
or any jobs at all. I have several friends in this category from various
degrees. Mechanical Engineering seems to have been particularly hard hit. On the
positive side, I have read that Biotechnical Engineering is experiencing 70%
gains in hiring in the US.
This just shows who really runs the household and it ain't the parents...
It sounds like they're selfish and lazy, and willing to compromise their
parents' fiscal well being without conscience. Sure, they want to compete
for jobs with well qualified middle agers, but their strategy seems to be do
nothing instead of consider entry level work.