let me run through the shitshow that has been March 27th, 2012
one of the saddest moments of my day, and life in general
my Brooklyn story this week
hear me out
Big Apple Heartbreak.
anyone in Prospect Heights wanna lend me their Mac charger?
“A generation ago, despite high unemployment, it was almost unheard of to intern after graduation. But college students today have become so comfortable — and employers so enamored — with the concept of the no pay/low pay internship undertaken for college credit or in lieu of a summer job that it has spilled over into the entry-level job market. The post-graduate internship has, in many cases, replaced the entry level job, which is creating a ripple effect across the entire marketplace. The fact is, the job market has been flooded with a pool of highly educated and very cheap labor. Then we should step back and ask what happens to the job market when a highly educated segment of the population makes itself available to work for little or no pay. How much of a contributing factor to current unemployment is the fact that corporate America is capitalizing on the large group of well-educated, often debt-straddled job seekers willing — or systemically forced — to “intern” before they can get “real” jobs? And what happens to those who simply can’t afford to play the game? This phenomenon is creating a sociological exclusion — a restrictive financial gate — for lower and middle-income parents and their newly graduated children. If the corporate climate is such that a segment of highly educated, upper middle class, entry-level workers are willing to work for free or a stipend in order to be competitively qualified for a “real” job down the road, then how can the rest of the workforce compete to put food on the table, pay down debt and support themselves and their families?”
the fuckery that was today.
“At this rate, the unemployment rate will continue to decline. But so will the pay and benefits of most Americans.”