Thursday, March 28, 2013

Generation F

Warning: this blog-post contains shitty language.

I'm talking about Generation Fucked.

Way too many of our best and brightest young folks are at this very moment enjoying life in an unpaid internship.

That may seem a hypothetical dilemma for my generation, but it's the day-to-day reality for our kids in Gen F.

In fact, scoring an unpaid internship is today seen as a giant step forward on the career ladder for a lot of university graduates.

Unpaid internships are bullshit.


Young and not-so-young people scrambling for the chance to work for free aren't helping themselves and they're not helping society.

In the short term they're padding their resumes.

In the long term they're re-legitimizing slavery.

Too many have worked too long and sacrificed too much to let that go unchallenged.

So think long and think hard before signing on to an internship that obliges you to work for nothing.

It's not just yourself you're selling short.

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