As any 20-something can attest, the latter scenario feels painfully real. Internships are the new entry-level job, and they don't always guarantee advancement or pay (unless you do have a last name like "Waldorf"). Which of course got us thinking. If Hannah is "at least a voice of a generation"—someone who feels as lost as she does destined to be heard—which of her TV peers also qualify as real voices of today's 20-something crowd? And who doesn't? To investigate, we did a survey of their career paths, ranking from "as real as your local government " to "her work-shirt doesn't have a midriff." This post also appears on Flavorpill, an Atlantic partner site.
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