Millennials are the most employed generation in two occupational areas: food service and the military.

Millennials are the most employed generation in two occupational areas: food service and the mili...
Millennials are the most employed generation in two occupational areas: food service and the mili...

All you have to pay is your life!

Would that be historically unusual for that generation at this point in its demographic life?

The military has a sort of built in age-cap. Older service members get out either because they 1) reach retirement benefits, 2) get injured, 3) end of contract/get out, or 4) hit promotion limit. I'm not including DOD civilians though.

As for food service, I don't know enough about it, but I imagine its a more a transitory job for most workers in that industry.

The military is a sweet gig for millennials. While you're in you get:

Free food/housing

Free college

Free healthcare

Decent pay check

Job training

And then when you're out you get:

VA Gauranteed Home Loan

PAID to go to free college

And a shit ton more.

Because working fast food is such a more noble profession.

I worked fast food for 6 years before I joined the army. Both industries suck, but I came out a lot better after 4 years of military than 6 in fast food.

The military isn't for everyone but it's a good gig if you're a sort of drifting millennial. I wasn't indoctrinated, and I'm more liberal now than when I joined.

Also to note that we have an all volunteer military and many joined while we had two conflicts.

I overheard an older guy comment in 2007 that this generation doesn't appreciate freedom and sacrifice. I wasn't quick thinking enough to respond with the statement above.

I know, right? It's total madness! Unexplainable! All those old boys I knew and served with in an Intelligence capacity, instantly dropping dead as they sign their retirement forms with a £100k+ pension pot, their own home & free travel for the rest of their life...../s

Someone just returned from recruiting school.

I never left the States so my life was never in danger.

If you would qualify to be a computer programmer in the military, you could go be a computer programmer anywhere else in industry for much better pay and without having to sign yourself over as government property for 4 years.