I’m going to start this post of by saying that this may or may not offend you or make you mad. So, if you have a light heart or aren’t in the mood to have a post that could piss you off, I’d recommend that you stop reading right now.
We’re constantly being told that the economy is trash. That there are no jobs for even qualified “college educated” individuals. I personally think this is a crock of sh**.
Jobs are everywhere
There will always be an abundance of jobs, it’s whether or not you will TAKE the job. If you absolutely 100% need to pay rent for the month, who cares if you are working at McDonald’s for minimum wage? It’s going to pay the rent for you. Who cares if you pick up trash for a living or if you become a night-time janitor at a school. If it’s paying the bills, it’s paying the bills.
The problem that I have is with people who feel that getting a job like that is beneath them so they choose not to work AT ALL. The people who are just collecting un-employment checks and not even bothering to worry about doing work and adding to society. When I was living in Buffalo I met a few people who were doing this. They finished up college and couldn’t find a job right away, so they went on un-employment. I’d see these people out on the weekends, and when I’d ask them about finding a job they would tell me it was pointless because there weren’t any jobs out there.
My next question would typically be “Are you looking for a job?”. Not that I had a job to give them, or was in a position to connect them with someone who had a job opening, but I was curious to what they were doing for income. They’d answer that they really weren’t too worried about it because they could just collect un-employment as long as they needed or wanted to.
This really would make me mad. We have un-employment for a reason, and that reason is so people who get laid off from work can use it UNTIL they find another job. Not for those people who are just too lazy to work to collect money. I believe that everyone needs to contribute to society if we are to improve the current situation, whether it’s working at a job or providing a job for others.
Craigslist and Newspapers
Jobs are literally everywhere. These people could get on craigslist and apply to 50 jobs in a single day and have interviews that same week, many times for a job that would pay them above minimum wage until they came across a position that would be better for them. After all, good things take time.
The newspapers would have jobs listed every day and many of these jobs would also be paying more than minimum wage. However these people still would not take a job, stating that “it’s easier to just not work”. Many of these people are college-educated and supposedly intelligent individuals. I LOL’ed when I wrote that.
If college is supposed to educate us so much, why do people refuse to get jobs after graduating? Doesn’t it teach us to just follow directions and do what the teacher(boss) wants? I’d often think to myself and want to ask these kids “Do you think because you have a piece of paper saying you graduated that you are better than the people working a minimum wage job to pay their bills?”
However I kept my mouth shut because I’ve found out that sooner or later people find out what the world is truly like and will grow up at some point. Hopefully it’s sooner for these people. Thinking about it, college now costs anywhere from $3,000-$20,000 or more a semester and some of these people have borrowed the whole amount to go to school, yet aren’t even worried about making any of the money back to pay back their student loans.
Do YOU feel this is a problem? If so, leave comments below.