reply to post by loam
News: It's been like this since I was a Uni Freshman in 2008. Obama or Bush, people just weren't hiring. You have no clue what they expect of us these
days. Go to school, spend money on a degree rather than following a passion, get internships, and then go look for a job. None of that's a huge bother
to me, but here is the kicker: When it comes to jobs, we are always asked for experience..."Well I interned for so and so and bigsmall inc, and and
let's not forget the jimmybobby firm" and then we are hit with "Yes, but we're looking for actual paying work experience, do you have any?"
This continues with every interview: "We're looking for job experience."
Well, now, guess what hurts more than anything. Hearing that from McDonalds, Burgerking, Target, Walmart, and whoever. I feel for my brothers and
sisters who have sacrificed tens of thousands for a good life only to be rejected everywhere they go. Companies are full of # these days with the
amount of overhead they make, you'd think they'd hire some Americans for something, but it's all about paying 0 benefits along with a $2 and hour
wage. They always look overseas before looking here. Money has driven mankind inward, where has the respect gone? Where is the compassion? Where is
the desire to see Americans working? Why has profit overtaken the "right" and the "just"? Jesus was right, it's easier for a Camel to pass through the
eye of a needle than a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven.
I really do feel for my brothers and sisters of the learned knowledge. I'm graduating in 2 weeks, but I'm delaying my pitfall for three years, as I'm
entering a special hell of my own: T1 Law School.
It's interesting because others are perusing graduate programs these days as well, and as the market fills with these overqualified, eager minds, the
market sees less need for so many of them. So, the majority are left: over educated, in debt, and looking for anything to survive on. Don't be
surprised if your next waiter has a JD and a MBA, and is in the middle of writing a dissertation for his PHD.
We got the short end of the stick, but we'll have the last laugh, I guarantee it. First world problems? Of course, but problems relative to us none
the less. A nation that does not take care of its youth will have hell to pay in the coming years. Looking at you, boomers...looking at you.
EDIT: /rant that fell out of my head all at once.
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