Are you OK Glen 1? Are you having some sort of problem today? Only the first half of your ranting screed of a response has nothing at all to do with my post to which you seemingly responded.
Your apparent defence against being a snowflake is to rant about wokiness while referencing a bunch of things my generation and the ones before fought for and won, and that yours had handed to it on a plate.
Lets move on to your second half, which is at least tangentially connected shall we?
its called market forces. The managers didn't have to say yes to those demands, but they did.
They do if they wanted to recruit anyone. When the tide goes out however, you see who is swimming without trunks, hence the traditional RIF no longer applying. Gen X should be about to get cut silly in the post-covid pull back, but so far to date its the overpriced millennial's facing the executioner. I know and have explained why that is. You disagree, so why is it you think it's happening? Try to be rational rather than emotive.
The trendy coffee/wine bars spring up because its where their market *is*, not the other way round.
And yet you're still wrong. Camden, Clapham, Angel, etc etc were all cool and trendy before any millennial every set foot in them. Brixton has been up and coming since before I was born, not because the first millennial's moved in.
Spoken as someone who has obviously never lived in a house share.
Spoken like someone that last lived in a shared house 2 decades ago and is still close friends with is former housemates. If yours don't like you, well, that might be for a reason, no?
Young folk are more likely to be in hospitality or retail than any other industry.
The age group you've defined as "the young" are mostly in continuing forms of education and as such many will not be employed at all, those that are will likely have been bar work or waiting tables. That citation of yours however provides no evidence at all to refute the statement that those working in hospitality or retail are a tiny proportion of the young. They're dwarfed by those in education.
Show me a student that doesn't have a job today, and I'll show you someone who is being bankrolled by their parents.
Some are, some aren't. A lot will be part supported by loans and part supported by mam n dad.
In conclusion, your worldview seems to be of someone who doesn't think the world has changed in the last 30 years. It has.
I know - I built a lot of the change I wanted to see.
Your view seems to be of someone born yesterday, who expects that because his parents didn't ever tell him "no" that nobody else should, or that you can't just have what you want right now because you're worth it.
it's not just "young people" with these newfangled viewpoints
Its not a "new fangled viewpoint", its a full blown incarnation of doublethink. Do I side with the lesbians, or the transexuals? Do I despise discrimination in all its forms, except against the old because I hate boomers? Its symptomatic of not having the experience or the intelligence to think through a viewpoint properly, based on facts rather than emotion, and then being prepared to change your mind when the facts change.
You've a lot of growing up to do, and unless you let go some of your empty headed ideals, you're going to find it a painful process, or worse still end up like Jeremy Corbyn. A bitter, failed old man, with nothing in his life but might-have-been's and hatred of the successful for no better reason than you never had the drive to join them.