Thu, 30 June 2016
Many students today are facing culture shock when they leave college and start looking for work. They've been brought up in a society that is so wealthy that not only do children do not need to work but where those same kids can go from birth to their mid 20's without ever holding down a job.
Such was the situation that one young intern found herself in recently when she decided to challenge her office dress code by getting all the interns in the office to sign a petition requesting the dress code be changed.
Not only did she and the other interns lose their jobs, but she was also confused and felt she was unfairly treated by her bosses.
And why wouldn't she feel that way? By her admission, she's never had a job. She's always "focused on her schooling". She comes from a world where her ideas and opinions are treated with respect. (No matter how foolish or absurd those ideas might be.)
College is not preparing our students for the real world. It's indoctrinating them into an ideology that has no basis in reality. These adult children are now coming out of school poorly educated and with no idea how the "real world" works.
Being terminated from her job be the most valuable lesson this young intern ever learns but judging by her reaction I don't think her firing had the desired effect of fracturing her alternate reality or delivering the wake-up call she desperately needs.