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What would YOU do if your college grad child simply REFUSED to work until a job

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    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.


  2. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 3 years ago


    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...

  3. Kiss andTales profile image80
    Kiss andTalesposted 3 years ago

    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.

  4. Zelkiiro profile image95
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. connorj profile image76
      connorjposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Beware of the Machines...

    2. Zelkiiro profile image95
      Zelkiiroposted 3 years agoin reply to this



  5. Say Yes To Life profile image80
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago

    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.

  6. moonfairy profile image80
    moonfairyposted 3 years ago

    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!