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19 Percent of Employers Have Had Recent College Graduates Bring Their PARENTS With Them to Job Interviews

I was born in 1997, which some publications used to consider either the last year of Millennials or the first year of Gen Z. But when I looked today, it seems everyone has now accepted that Gen Z starts with myself and the other 1997 spawn, which I simply cannot accept. For all the things Millennials get blamed for, at least we don't do shit like this — I identify as a Millennial regardless of what the Pew Research Center says.

The first three things on that list aren't surprising at all. It has been well documented that kids these days think $250,000 is a reasonable starting salary and wear clothes that are intentionally indistinguishable from what you may see on a homelessness-impacted individual. I'd probably do the fourth one, so I can't knock that too badly. Refusing to turn on your camera for an interview would seemingly be the craziest this list could get until you find out that 19 percent of these fuckers are bringing their mommy and daddy to a real-life job interview.

I really think you'd be better off bringing a probation officer than your mom to a corporate interview. And are these kids bringing their parents into the rooms where the actual interviews are happening?! Even if you were so emotionally fragile that you needed your mom to accompany you to your first interview, she could very easily sit in the lobby and nobody would even know who she was unless you went out of your way to point it out.

I suppose the good news if you're a hiring manager is that while the pool of college graduates for the foreseeable future will expect to make ridiculous salaries to work exclusively from home in a Nirvana t-shirt with holes in it on purpose, at least they will also let their parents tag along for interviews so you can meet the whole family.