So, when I read about this poor university student who can't get a job, I had to shake my head. She EXPECTS to get a job because she graduated from university.
Young and out of work
Eric Lam, Financial Post
Andrea Hoang, fresh out of university, has no idea if she is ever going to find work. And considering the July employment data released Friday from Statistics Canada, she has good reason to worry.
"I don't think people care about young people. Young people are really undervalued," Ms. Hoang said.
...."What am I going to do tomorrow?" she said. The Ryerson journalism graduate completed a month-long internship at a major cable news channel, then went to Quebec to learn French. But she did not earn a cent from any of these stints.
Now back in Toronto, she's joined the growing army of unemployed or underemployed young Canadians. The effects may show up in more than the job numbers.
"I feel I've done enough unpaid work. I can't afford to intern anymore," she said. "A lot of people have a defeated attitude. It's hard when you're poor and bored -- you don't feel like a valuable member of society."
Poor and BORED?? She expected to be in demand because she is ...well she just is!
Ms. Hoang used to think getting a university degree should get someone a decent job, but does not feel that way anymore. She's thought about going back to school to ride out the recession, but is pessimistic about that as well.
"A lot of people are doing master's programs, teaching abroad, doing a fifth year. What about in two years, when all of those people come out? Won't I have to compete with all of those people too?" she said. "What if waiting around [for a recovery] doesn't help either?"
Now here is the true heart of the problem, she will have to compete with others. The poor thing has never had to compete before and has no idea how to do it now. Our sissy elementary teachers, don't want kids to feel inferior because they might compete and fail. Gone is track and field, that is harmful to those who compete and lose. Gone is football, soccer and baseball, those are all competitive sports, that can not be allowed, they harm a poor babies self image.
Give me a break! She took journalism, an artsy degree. Did she really think she was going to instantly get a job? Is her writing so inspiring she stands out in a crowd of thousands just like her? Obviously not. That is not my problem, nor yours. As for the $20,000 in debt? Maybe she should have worked over the summers, I did and left university with my degree, and no debt.
It is not being young that is the problem, it is taking a useless degree that is the problem. A person taking history has very few employment options. The universities will not tell you that, but if you are smart enough to go to university, you should be smart enough to figure that out.
I am educated therefore I deserve a job....hey, every company needs a journalist grad right? I see ads for journalists everyday. HA!