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Published: Monday, Feb. 24 2014 11:18 p.m. MST

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Of course they should 'catch a break' for the milestones of adulthood not achieved. They're the catch a break generation. They haven't achieved adulthood milestones, because those milestones are hard to achieve. Or at least exist outside a basement. Should they claim a dependent deduction? I hope not; they haven't figured out the cel phone bill yet. In my practical experience, it's still something of an achievement to get them out of bed. So it's not surprising they shouldn't worry about tax time. They haven't showed up to work enough to set earnings up to the point where taxes are an issue. When I hire a kid, it's at far more than average pay. But it's long, hard hours, requiring dedication, ambition, travel, intuition, and personal responsibility, as well as knowledge and problem solving skills. They almost all wash out. Usually via text, from their basement beds.

the world
Woods Cross, UT

Today I celebrate as a millennial my one year anniversary at my current position—a job that is extremely demanding. This after years of underemployment due to the constraints of the long-broken economy (I possess no less than a Master’s degree and yet have had real struggles finding adequate employment. I currently have almost no retirement money saved despite going without many things that older generations take for granted, like internet access at home, for starters).

Then I come on here and read the comment above from Hutterite.

Dear older people, think twice before you claim to understand what my generation has gone through.

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