Saying he was looking forward to having the holiday off before returning to the daily grind of doing absolutely nothing, unemployed millennial Chad Holland celebrated Labor Day on Monday.
Holland celebrates Labor Day — which is dedicated to the social and economic contributions of American workers, of which he has never been one — every year with a backyard barbecue with family and friends.
“It’s always nice to get out of the office for the day to spend time with family,” said Holland, apparently referring to his parents’ basement as his office. “Sure, I see my parents every day because I live with them and stuff, but it’s nice to see them on Labor Day, too.”
Holland’s friend and former neighbor Sheldon Lake recently upgraded to a two bedroom basement in his grandmother’s house across town. Despite the move and his busy schedule thinking about starting a website, Lake says tries to make time to visit Holland and others in his old neighborhood.
“I love coming over to the old stomping grounds to finish off the summer in style. We had some great times back in our youth, but pretty soon it’s back to the old nine-to-five,” said Lake, presumably referencing the few minutes each day that he considers applying for a job. “It all goes by in the blink of an eye — one minute you’re a teenager using your parents’ money to buy video games, the next minute you’re a 27-year-old using your parents’ money to pay off your student loans.”
He added, “But I guess that’s just part of growing up.”