The drama started with an innocent Twitter Q&A during which Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella took over the baseball team’s general account to answer fan questions using the hashtag #AskCoppy.
Coppolella and fans chatted about topics you’d expect: Player picks, Ron Swanson, how organic food is overpriced.
Coming up at Noon: #Braves General Manager John Coppolella answers your questions!
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) December 15, 2016
Then one fan asked the baseball manager for career advice. Coppolella replied, “Look for internships. Don’t worry about the money. Work hard & don’t have expectations beyond being part of a team. Assume nothing.”
Fans were not impressed.
@Braves What about humans who need to eat to survive? Any advice for them?
— Jeff Good (@lowguppy) December 15, 2016
The average college graduate leaves campus with more than $27,000 in debt, forcing many to postpone moving out of their parents’ house and impacting job decisions, such as whether or not to take a low-paying internship.
In fact, a 2016 GOBankingRates survey reveals that about 70 percent of millennials have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts and nearly one-third don’t have any savings at all. When it comes to retirement savings, the statistics are also grim.
Many millennials — particularly those aged 26 to 35 who carry significant debt burdens — are delaying homeownership and instead paying historically high rents to live in cities, where the only available jobs are.