I just read an article on the NY Post website that drives me nuts. Some girl took out $70,000.00 in student loans but when she graduated she couldn’t find a job. Instead of taking whatever she could find, she decided to sue the college for $70k complaining that they didn’t do enough to find her a job. Here’s the original article.
One thing that is encouraging is that the majority of the comments are ridiculing her for being opportunistic, generally lacking a good work ethic and pointing out that none of our founding documents talks about the “right to a job”. One comment pointed out the irony that she’s looking for a job in IT, but due to this frivolous lawsuit she’s getting a ton of exposure on the internet. Why would any company want to hire her now?
We need to get past all this entitlement if we want to recover from the current recession. Get out and work whatever you can find. If you really are worth the money you want to make, people will take notice and you’ll find the progression from one position to another happens quite naturally.