YOUR generation

YOUR generation was the generation where two teachers could afford to buy a 4-bedroom house in San Diego, CA and then afford the mortgage and raise 2 kids in private school (my parents did this).

YOUR generation was the generation where one parent could work in Financial Aid at the local college and the other could raise 2 kids in a 3 bedroom house (my now-retired coworker did this).

YOUR generation was the generation where you could wash dishes to put yourself through college and law school (my uncle did this).

MY generation can’t buy a home when the average cost is $440k and a combined income of two teachers is only $70k, and they have to pay 35% income to rent, let alone trying to afford children.

MY generation has both parents working, one or both working 2 jobs just to buy food, not even able to afford a family vacation every December.

MY generation is in student debt on average $33,000.  And we have scholarships but they only cover 40% of the cost and when law school costs $120k for 2 years, you do the math.

So don’t tell me that it’s MY GENERATION that fucking things up.  We’re only 25, we didn’t get in to the war in 2001 (we were 11 years old), we didn’t de-fund mental health institutions in 1975, we didn’t decide that grants and scholarships should be funded less and tuition should cost more, we didn’t raise the housing market 7000% (my childhood home was bought for $95k and sold for $750k 20 years later).  MY GENERATION didn’t do any of that, YOUR generation did.

So don’t tell me I “just” need to “get a better job” or that I “only” have to send my kids to “a good school.”  Because it doesn’t work like that anymore.  And don’t blame me.



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Niity said: “I was totally surprised when the police told me they had my wallet as I didn’t even know I’d lost it. My first reaction was ‘wow’, if it was me in that position with no money I probably would have kept it. But he was homeless and had just a few coins in his pocket and still handed it in. That shows a good, honest person. Just the kind of staff we need." 

Niity’s girlfriend, who posted a pictures on social media, told Thai media: "Woralop is such a good example that being kind really does pay off. When you’re kind to another, another is kind to you." 

Woralop said: "I’m so grateful to be given this chance to turn my life around. Having a clean bed to sleep in makes me so happy now. I want to thank Niity and Tarika for the kindness they have both shown to me.”

i can’t believe that they saw a japanese story they wanted to tell so they went “let’s pioneer ridiculously advanced and horrifying expensive cgi technology so we can make this white actress look japanese” and it never occurred to them to just….. hire….. a japanese woman…. like nature’s already done the cgi for you buddy

Top 20 with Median annual wage (2012):

20. Electrical power-line installers and repairers: $63,250

19. Transportation inspectors: $63,680

18. Gaming managers: $65,220

17. Magnetic resonance imaging technologists: $65,360

16. Registered nurses: $65,470

15. Diagnostic medical sonographers: $65,860

14. Power plant operators: $66,130

13. Funeral service directors: $66,720

12. Nuclear technicians: $69,069

11. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers: $69,300

10. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers: $70,060

9. Nuclear medicine technologists: $70,180

8. Dental hygienists: $70,210

7. Power distributors and dispatchers: $71,690

6. Commercial pilots: $73,280

5. Detectives and criminal investigators: $74,300

4. Nuclear power reactor operators: $74,990

3. Elevator installers and repairers: $76,650

2. Radiation therapists: $77,560

1. Air traffic controllers: $122,530

As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops
Work done by women pays less because women do it, research shows.
By Claire Cain Miller

It may come down to this troubling reality, new research suggests: Work done by women simply isn’t valued as highly.

That sounds like a truism, but the academic work behind it helps explain the pay gap’s persistence even as the factors long thought to cause it have disappeared. Women, for example, are now better educated than men, have nearly as much work experience and are equally likely to pursue many high-paying careers. No longer can the gap be dismissed with pat observations that women outnumber men in lower-paying jobs like teaching and social work.