What would YOU do if your college grad child simply REFUSED to work until a job commensurate with
his/her education came along? There are college graduates who WON'T work until a job/position is aligned with his/her education or educational specialty. They contend that if they started at any job, they will be condemned to be in that dead end w/o any prospect. They maintain that it is far better to be unemployed to be in a Mcjob. They even look at their counterparts who are in such jobs as unfortunate at best and/or stupid at worst.
I think I would be supportive of their stance;however, I would highly suggest and assist them in the area of entrepreneurship. Thus I would be the catalyst for them to begin their own business...
Great answer Connor ! I have a college student in my home , she is versatile in many other fields, she can even Drive a Truck or school bus, yet part time she is a dental assistant she earns a little income, while she goes to college to further her Dentistry
I think the Key To Helping Is To Be A Good Listener , And be a support for they are young Adults , they will soon come to see for themselves what they need to do, but we must not cripple them where they will not try
or give them conveniences so they will not .
Being an Adult comes with responsibilities , not just with a mouth. We remind them.
I don't hold much hope for the job market anymore, anyway, if we keep advancing as quickly as we are. Definitely check this video out if you haven't already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU
With the many advances in robotics and A.I. programming, humans won't need to actually hold jobs for very much longer. And then it's only a matter of time before common sense kicks us in the butt and Basic Income finally becomes a thing. The only question is, "How long do I have to work at this crappy job before it finally happens?"
As someone who works a part-time minimum-wage job, the day when robots take over and Basic Income happens can't come soon enough.
My best friend is like that. She racked up huge student loans to get a master's degree, then decided no job in that field was what she wanted. Her husband resents it, but financially supports her anyway. Theirs is a uniquely dysfunctional relationship; she has fibromyalgia and often paints him as the bad guy. I've heard stories of women who were cured of fibromyalgia when they got out of a negative relationship, but if she divorced him, she would be forced to use it, or do something to support herself.
It seems to me if someone is smart enough to get a master's degree, they're smart enough to line up a job upon graduation. Lots of people make that mistake with a bachelor's degree, but beyond that, it makes no sense whatsoever.
If it were MY child I'd give them a good, swift kick in the ass and tell them to get a job or get out. Fortunately for me I didn't have to do that with my son. He worked his way through college right from the start and hasn't stopped yet. He's got an unbelievably fantastic career now and I know that a big part of it is his work ethic when he was younger.
One of my friends has a son who graduated from college 4 years ago, still lives at home and refuses to work at a "less than" job. So what does that get him???? Nothing. And yes, he does look down on people who have "less than" jobs...but he's the one still living off his parents......it makes me crazy!
by Grace Marguerite Williams 14 months ago
As a parent, what WOULD YOU do if your recent college graduate child REFUSED to work,expecting you to support him/her until h/she found a job in his/her field?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
Many recent college graduates are currently unemployed. They contend that there are very few jobs comparable to their education. There are some recent college graduates who remain unemployed 4 years after their graduation, They maintain that they rather be unemployed...
by globaltechsource 2 years ago
Average tuition at four-year public colleges in the U.S. climbed 6.5 percent, or $429, to $7,020 this fall as schools apologetically passed on much of their own financial problems, according to an annual report from the College Board, released Tuesday. At private colleges, tuition rose 4.4 percent,...
by alexandriaruthk 5 years ago
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by Danielle Lopez 5 years ago
With the rising cost of tuition, increased debt amongst young adults, and the low job rate, is college even necessary anymore? Too many college graduates are unable to find jobs and have a large chunk of school debt they have to begin paying off. Is it really worth it?
by theirishobserver. 8 years ago
Ireland is world famous for its glass ware, Waterford Chystal etc. My cousin who has been made redundant was offered a job as a Glass Blower in a factory but he refused it as he says he went to Uni for four years to become a manager.....
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