Mommy Underground – The Millennial generation is rapidly becoming known for their incompetence and laziness not only in daily adult tasks, but in the job market.
We have increasingly seen that Generation Y, as the Millennials are called, have failed to thrive in society; posing a risk to future generations.
One prime example of this is a story that caught the media’s attention in recent weeks, where a 30-year-old-man had to be evicted from his parent’s house because he refused to leave.
Michael Rotondo left his parent’s house on Friday after they won a court order to evict him.
However, the grown man would not leave his dad’s house without a fight, or without his Legos.
New York Post reported:
“The infamous 30-year-old freeloader — whose parents won a court order to evict him from their suburban Syracuse house — called 911 reporting that his dad, Mark, wouldn’t let him into the home’s basement to search for his 8-year-old son’s Legos.”
Apparently, Rotondo sat in the driveway whining about the dramatic Lego situation despite his 61-year-old father saying he would look for them after he left.
The cops did respond to the 911 call, and managed to facilitate locating the Legos, just in time for Rotondo to meet his court-ordered eviction deadline.
In an obnoxious display, Rotondo drove past reporters beeping and waving out of his beat up Volkswagen Passat station wagon, but not before getting a jump start, according to the New York Post.
Where is Rotondo speeding off to you may wonder? Simply put, the free-loader is moving right down the street.
Alex Jones, host of the show InfoWars, caught wind of Rotondo’s predicament and gave him a $3,000 check to get motivated. But this only enabled him to rent an Airbnb place for a week, demonstrating that Rotondo has learned nothing from the eviction.
But after the rental, he is reverting right back to old habits, and is moving in with a cousin, Anthony Mastropool, who lives merely a block from his parent’s home.
Mastropool’s fiancé, Janise Goode, plans on being married next year, according to the New York Post, and says she doesn’t mind Rotondo staying a few days, but is “just too old for roommates.”
Good luck getting him out of the house in time for the wedding. If history has shown Mastropool anything, it’s that Rotondo doesn’t respond well to polite pleas to vacate the premises.
To ease the minds of anyone who sympathizes for the moocher, the parents had tried many things to encourage their son to be a responsible adult.
They offered to pay to have their son’s car fixed, along with fronting the first month’s rent on an apartment.
Getting evicted wasn’t a surprise to Rotondo. Letters were given to the stubborn man-child by his parents outlining their request beginning in February.
And while Rotondo’s story happened to give him 15 minutes of fame, there are many more just like it behind the scenes.
People used to blame the economy for Millennials not holding a stable job, and staying at home longer than previous generations.
The Boston Globe reported on how that is not the case:
“You can’t blame the economy — not anymore. Young adults continue to move back home with their parents, even though the United States has enjoyed seven straight years of economic growth, pushing the unemployment rate below 5 percent.”
In a surprising twist this year, there are actually now more job openings than workers willing to fill the slots, according to USA Today.
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) reports that there were almost 6.7 million job positions available in April, which is a whopping 65,000 jobs increased from March.
These numbers are higher than the Bureau of Labor and Statistics postings of unemployed individuals.
So, we have a historical position where able workers, who are in need of money and housing, just aren’t getting a job.
However, housing is less affordable today for young adults than it was 20 years ago.
Ironically, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has found that housing is less affordable because adults are slower to move out of their parents’ home
Marriage is another dilemma faced by Generation Y, because they are marrying less frequently and later in life, according to Pew Research Center, they are not becoming head of households.
All of these reasons may be contributing factors, but behavior like Rotondo’s, along with many of his peers, is a choice shameful to those who are trying to change the face of their generation.
Liberal’s view on tolerance has spread like a disease through so many veins of society, that it is becoming more acceptable to allow your parents to work hard while you justify leeching from the fruits of their labor.
Millennials need to take back their generation, have some self-respect, and start acting like responsible adults.
Please let us know in the comments section what you think of Rotondo’s situation, and the Millennial dilemma at large.
SF Source Mommy Underground Jul 2018