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Adults Boomeranging Back At Parents': Stuck, Or Entitled?
 
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# 16 : Tuesday 4-7-2017 @ 19:37
 
 
Not only is it unfair but it's shocking that someone would post that bullshit.
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# 17 : Tuesday 4-7-2017 @ 21:34
 
 
Someone said :

Well lots of people are breaking their backs trying their best to maintain rent/mortgage while holding down a job. No holidays or luxeries for them. And experiencing all the same problems and more than you.

And now we're claiming that I'm saying young adults without careers have it WORSE then other generations.
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# 18 : Wednesday 5-7-2017 @ 00:01
 
 
Anyone who would turf out a child in their bare feet (bare foot child, not parent) would seem to me to have serious mental health issues.
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# 19 : Wednesday 5-7-2017 @ 00:50
 
 
I'm sure that there are SOME adult children who move back in with their parents who are over-entitled and cosseted but I'd be pretty certain it's a decision that is very rarely taken lightly. It's natural to grow up, become independent and forge a life of your own and to reverse that process requires swallowing g a lot of pride. More younger adults than ever are living with their parents for extended periods because of job/career insecurity (which is far worse now than years ago), qualification inflation and an extortionate private rental housing market.

Ireland has a severe housing shortage and in fact between 2011 and 2016, the number of persons residing in each household increased, reversing a century of falling household sizes. That is a very, very retrograde step and shows an overcrowding problem in the Irish housing system. And it set to get worse before it begins to get better. So the phenomenon of "boomerang" adult children is only set to grow, mostly out of necessity, not out of choice.

Who really at the age of 35 would want to move back in with their parents?

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# 20 : Wednesday 5-7-2017 @ 05:44
 
 
Someone said :
Anyone who would turf out a child in their bare feet (bare foot child, not parent) would seem to me to have serious mental health issues.

And it took 50 more years before the witch step-mother kicked the bucket and paid something back.

Her corpse is paying for our next holiday!
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# 21 : Wednesday 5-7-2017 @ 11:03
 
 
My adult sister moved back in with my mother, my mother has Alzheimer's. My sister now works part-time and looks after my mum full time. She has no sense of self entitlement she is looking after my mum coz the state won't.
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# 22 : Wednesday 5-7-2017 @ 18:16
 
 
Someone said :
My adult sister moved back in with my mother, my mother has Alzheimer's. My sister now works part-time and looks after my mum full time. She has no sense of self entitlement she is looking after my mum coz the state won't.

This is a completely different kettle of fish: they are coming to care for their parents. I should change the title of the thread to make clear that obviously carers are a separate category all together.
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# 23 : Thursday 6-7-2017 @ 08:28
 
 
Someone said :

Sorry Greenman, but I don't like this stance at all.
Blaming the generation that came before you for your lack of success (not you personally), smacks of laziness to me.
So some of us didn't get our dream career? (I'm not a radio DJ), but we work hard and have decent lives regardless of who came before us.

Life is what you make it.
If a person sits around and blames a bunch of strangers for their failings, I won't have any sympathy for them.

The reality is though that older people generally have good jobs and comfortable incomes. Younger people don't. This is directly because of the economic crash. Younger people are much worse affected by it. It is nothing to do with individual laziness. It is intergeneratiomal inequality.
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# 24 : Thursday 6-7-2017 @ 21:02
 
 
you said it more eloquently then I could Mango.

I find the ignorance startling to be honest.
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# 25 : Thursday 6-7-2017 @ 21:53
 
 
The older generations had to struggle through real economic hardships and an environment of stifling religious dogma. It wasn't easy for many of them. Add to that income tax rates of 65% in the 1980s. No wonder so many emigrated back then. But for those that did have jobs, there was much greater job security than today.

The older generation also won the housing game. A decent sized family home could be bought in Dublin on one salary in the 1970s and 80s. Today, two salaries are required to service a mortgage for a small dwelling and in a commuter town outside Dublin as the city has unaffordable house prices. Rents are through the roof. Housing is really where the younger generation has lost out - in a big way.

So, swings and roundabouts. But pitting one generation against the other helps no-one. And anyway, moving back in with parents is caused by a variety of factors - not just the lack of job security and housing problems faced by young adults today.

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# 26 : Thursday 6-7-2017 @ 22:17
 
 
Someone said :
The older generations had to struggle through real economic hardships and an environment of stifling religious dogma. It wasn't easy for many of them. Add to that income tax rates of 65% in the 1980s. No wonder so many emigrated back then. But for those that did have jobs, there was much greater job security than today.

The older generation also won the housing game. A decent sized family home could be bought in Dublin on one salary in the 1970s and 80s. Today, two salaries are required to service a mortgage for a small dwelling and in a commuter town outside Dublin as the city has unaffordable house prices. Rents are through the roof. Housing is really where the younger generation has lost out - in a big way.

So, swings and roundabouts. But pitting one generation against the other helps no-one. And anyway, moving back in with parents is caused by a variety of factors - not just the lack of job security and housing problems faced by young adults today.

Very good points.
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# 27 : Friday 7-7-2017 @ 17:44
 
 
Someone said :
The older generations had to struggle through real economic hardships and an environment of stifling religious dogma. It wasn't easy for many of them. Add to that income tax rates of 65% in the 1980s. No wonder so many emigrated back then. But for those that did have jobs, there was much greater job security than today.

The older generation also won the housing game. A decent sized family home could be bought in Dublin on one salary in the 1970s and 80s. Today, two salaries are required to service a mortgage for a small dwelling and in a commuter town outside Dublin as the city has unaffordable house prices. Rents are through the roof. Housing is really where the younger generation has lost out - in a big way.

So, swings and roundabouts. But pitting one generation against the other helps no-one. And anyway, moving back in with parents is caused by a variety of factors - not just the lack of job security and housing problems faced by young adults today.

It isnt pitting one generation against another. It is saying that the hard fought things that older people have; job security, generally good lives are not available to younger people because the political decision makers through austerity have rolled these back. It as a huge injustice against younger people. There parents generation fought hard for jobs, good pay, job security, community supports. Those supports and employment conditions and indeed social security nets have been massively rolled back for younger people.
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# 28 : Friday 7-7-2017 @ 19:56
 
 
Someone said :

It is saying that the hard fought things that older people have; job security, generally good lives are not available to younger people because the political decision makers through austerity have rolled these back. It as a huge injustice against younger people. There parents generation fought hard for jobs, good pay, job security, community supports .

Young people need to learn how to fight.
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# 29 : Friday 7-7-2017 @ 20:09
 
 
They do fight! If they don't fight, they loose.
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# 30 : Friday 7-7-2017 @ 20:12
 
 
Someone said :
They do fight! If they don't fight, they loose.

Whereas all their parents had to do was wake up and everything fell into their lap
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