Why, exactly, are so many young people “boomeranging” in the first place? Skyrocketing rents, high home prices, and job scarcity all play a part, but so does student debt, which can eat up an insane amount of post-grads’ cash flow.
The authors of one 2014 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York estimated that student debt could, per Slate, “possibly [explain] as much as 50% of the increase [in millennials moving home] since 2003.”We asked three millennial women to share their stories of moving back home.
Job hopping is about a pattern of behavior, not leaving quickly one time.
It does mean that it’ll be important that you stay at your next job for a while, but you don’t need to be miserable in this job out of some notion that you’re obligated to stay a year.
One time, I waited an hour to reply to a request outside of working hours because I was at a movie, and was given a pretty stern talking-to by my boss.And, returning to the familial nest wasn’t doing any favors for Megan’s own love life. “To be honest, it was a celibate six months.” Though she did a lot of Tinder dating, most of Meghan’s matches lived far from Jersey, so she wouldn’t end up seeing the guys she went out with more than once or twice.“Friends in the city graciously offered couches and floors, so I was able to crash with them,” she explains.So I’d start looking around and see if you can find a better fit.Before you make any moves, talk to people who work in whatever field you’re thinking of moving into so that you have a really realistic understanding of the norms around hours.If someone is calling you at 7 a.m., that better be a serious emergency. call on a holiday weekend in a field where it’s known that work sometimes happens outside of regular work hours — it might not be an outrage, if it was for something that really couldn’t wait.