Young and Recession-ed in Houston

April 16, 2010 by  
Filed under College Newswire

New column in the Houston Press today about how local young people are being affected by the recession.  A local graduate from UT-Austin, Katelyn Orenchuk, has been unable to get a job since moving home to Houston following graduation in September of 2008.  Katelyn has applied for numerous jobs, but has not even gotten a call back yet.  The most moving words in the piece, and words that must absolutely break her family’s heart, are as follows:

“The worst part is feeling that I’ll have to settle for being less successful than my parents. Every generation is supposed to feel that they’re going to do better. I don’t want to be a burden on my family, but feeling that I am somewhat of a burden right now is kind of hard. They want me to find something. It’s hard for them to be able to afford things for us.”


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