I’m going to be brutally honest.

The most appalling and telling part of this post was not the original letter, even though it was infuriating, it was the posting of a GoFundMe page instead of her resume. Look for a hand up, not a hand out.

I too had the misfortune of finishing college right as the job market hit the shitter. I knew I had to move from my small, economically declining town in Michigan in order to find any sort of worthwhile opportunities. I did a lot of research and looked for an affordable city with a decent amount of job opportunities and settled on Chicago. I found a position in media that came with a paltry salary but I knew it would get me the career I desired. I worked that job while bar tending evenings often until 2AM to make ends meet and make sure I was financially stable. I did that for just over 5 years. Sure it was exhausting but the skills I learned from hustling all those years have really paid off and helped me get to where I am today. Technically my birth year / age aligns me with the millennial cohort but articles like this make me sad to be lumped into a group that brings so little to the job market.

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