The rise of the mooching millennial

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere have been more than a few articles as of late written about millennials. Last week our very own Kris Prusynski wrote in her piece, Generations & Communications that millennials are poised to dominate the American workforce.

But for that to happen they need to have jobs first! In this piece on Fortune, author Nin-Hai Tseng, talks about how more and more millennials are living at home and what that’s doing to the all important housing market.

About Barclay Pollak

Barclay Pollak is an award winning journalist and proud to be a member of the Corporate Communications team at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) in Madison, Wis. Barclay joined the team in April of 2013. Before that Barclay worked as an Anchor/ Reporter for the NBC affiliate in Madison. While at NBC-15 Barclay was recognized by several organizations for his contributions to the television news industry. They include the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Regional Award) and the Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2012 Emmy Nominee). When he’s not working Barclay enjoys cheering for all the sports teams in Wisconsin. Barclay’s a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus and a huge fan of Badger athletics. Barclay is fascinated by the ever changing world of technology and spends a fair amount of his free time reading about the latest and greatest developments online. When Barclay’s not learning about technology he’s scouring the Internet in search of freeware. Barclay has an 8-year-old daughter and lives with his girlfriend of almost five years on Madison’s southwest side. Follow on G+.

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2 Responses to The rise of the mooching millennial

  1. kris July 30, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    It’s rough to be a recent college graduate, not just because of the job market but also because of student loans. Even if you get an entry level job in your field you may not make enough money to pay your loans AND live away from home.

  2. Barclay Pollak July 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Agreed. I didn’t get into my field until my third job after college. Even then I only made minimum wage. Luckily, the area I was living in had a very low cost of living. If it hadn’t there is no way I would have been able to survive.

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