The Victoria Economy Thread
Posted 24 February 2023 - 02:50 PM
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Posted 24 May 2023 - 06:34 PM
Root of the labour crisis: We lied to millennials and Gen Z when we said they could be anything
It was a lie. And our ongoing labour crunch can be directly traced back to that lie.
To be fair, we may have meant that our kids could be doctors, lawyers or accountants – attainable and laudable goals for many people. And I’m not saying young people are lazy – at least not the ones I know. Plenty of young people are working hard in entry-level, low-paying jobs.
But the issue is that when we told them they could be anything, some of them heard “NHL hockey star,” “superstar video gamer” or “the next Beyoncé.” And clearly they cannot. Or at least 99.9999 per cent of them cannot.
We meant to inspire our young people, promising them that if they tried hard enough and worked hard enough, they could be anything! But rather than inspire them, we created a false notion that superstardom and unimaginable paycheques were attainable.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 May 2023 - 06:35 PM.
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