Skip to comments.Gen Zs are Anxious, Entrepreneurial and Determined to Avoid Their Predecessor's Mistakes
Posted on 06/23/2019 6:27:43 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff
Maybe if he'd been born a boomer or a millennial, and grown up with the generational message that you can be whatever you want to be and things will work out, Zack Bauders, 21, would've given more thought to making a living as a professional photographer, like his father. He's certainly got the talent.His work includes a great action shot he snapped of former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynold, mid-stride, his arm cocked for the throw. He also took a moody picture of a nighttime meteor shower over a mountain and a stream, and contributed regularly to local magazines in his hometown of Philadelphia. But Bauders didn't graduate from the University of Texas last month with a degree in photography or anything related to the visual arts. Instead he chose actuarial sciencea vocation, he believes, that will ensure he always has a well-paying job analyzing risk and calculating rates for insurance companies. To him, the virtual guarantee of future work was one of the career's most appealing attributes.
"If you had told me I would be a successful nature photographer or landscape photographer, I would have done it in a heartbeat," he says. "But that's not a sure thing. I knew I was good at math and I could apply those skills and get rewarded for it."
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To him, the virtual guarantee of future work was one of the career's most appealing attributes. "If you had told me I would be a successful nature photographer or landscape photographer, I would have done it in a heartbeat," he says. "But that's not a sure thing. I knew I was good at math and I could apply those skills and get rewarded for it."Got news for you, kid...there is NO SUCH THING as a "guarantee" of future work. You live by your wits, guts and drive. If you want a "guarantee of future work," get a government job. You'll be miserable and hate your lazy co-workers, you'll hate the government level system, but it's a steady paycheck.
If I'd been assured I would get a CEO job and get a hundred million dollar salary, I would have done it in a heartbeat, too.
No guarantees in any field these days.
But hair always grows so barbers will probably always have work, own the shop so you get money from those cutting hair in your shop as well as those heads you trim.
Or become a barber or cook.
Anything you create is stolen these days. And not just by downloaders, billion dollar corporations are doing it at every turn as well.
And any degreed field can be outsourced, or you can be “put out to pasture” at age 40 for younger and cheaper workers.
And in the medical profession we are seeing calls for capping salaries.
Actuary is pretty solid. You need very high-level math skills, and the work is fairly boring, so there is little competition and high demand.
Frankly, as someone born in the last year of the Baby Boom, I chose engineering as a major because I figured that it would be useful in paying bills after my Army career. Choosing to pay one's bills on time rather than run up stupid-levels of debt to take a job with scant monetary reward is pragmatic.
And frankly, our university "system" is a bloated and corrupt racket overcharging most students for dubious gains and indoctrinating them in Libtard nonsense (I am looking at YOU Oberlin College).
Yes. I think he made a great choice. Gives him money to live on and he can pursue his passion on the weekends. He can even take photography classes at night if he wants to. He made a responsible decision.
Yes, the economy is good, but it is not good for everyone.....
Trump and Mnuchin needs to ask Congress for another tax cut.....that will get people to work.
There is a reason why the youth is gravitating towards Warren, Sanders, and Harris.
Majoring in women’s studies, queer agriculture, or art therapy isn’t going to help their future earnings potential.
How do you know he’s a weak kid? Sounds solid to me. Moreover, you are reading some slimeball, bs Newsweak writer’s version of who he is. We should all know by now that they have a narrative to support.
Maybe “guarantee” was the wrong word. He probably meant that he has a “better chance” at employment and a steady, higher income.
And he’s right. He can do photography on the side. If he ends up making big money on his side gig, then he can quit the actuarial job.
As of now, Gen Z are the bag holders for trillions of dollars, medicare/medicaid/SS, etc. The youth will suffer from this mountain of debt.
I went back and re-read it. You are right — he made a wise decision. I jumped to conclusions, it seems.
“Gen Zs are Anxious, Entrepreneurial and Determined to Avoid Their Predecessor’s Mistakes”
I’m glad we are at the end of the alphabet with these stupid generational labels. But I won’t get my hopes up, they’ll probably start with the Greek alphabet next.
Is it me or do generations seem to come along every five or ten years these days?
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