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Old 05-02-2014, 01:40 AM
 
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Answer is Yes.

American teens don't want to work


"The number of teens with summer jobs has fallen roughly 30 percentage points since the late ‘70s. In 1978, nearly three in four teenagers (71.8%) ages 16 to 19 held a summer job, but as of last year, only about four in 10 teens did"

"While the number of 16- to 19-year-olds not in the labor force who want a job has remained relatively flat since the mid-1990s, the number not wanting a job has steadily increased"




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Old 05-02-2014, 02:58 AM
 
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Yes for what I've seen and this extends to folks in there 20-30s. They feel entitled and think they are worth far more than they really are in terms of compensation. This is even more do when they have a college degree then they think 60k a year is low but the min they are worth because someone lied to them when they were spending all that money on an education
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:42 AM
 
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Yes, education is ruining our children. That makes so much sense.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:48 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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"The number of teens with summer jobs has fallen roughly 30 percentage points since the late ‘70s.
In 1978, nearly three in four teenagers (71.8%) ages 16 to 19 held a summer job,
but as of last year, only about four in 10 teens did"
The number of jobs that actually need doing by a teen...
has fallen roughly 70-90 percentage points since the late ‘70's

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"While the number of 16- to 19-year-olds not in the labor force
who want a job has remained relatively flat since the mid-1990s...."
While the total number of 16-19yos in total has increased.

There are legitimate claims to the underlying assertions...
but the arguments and statistics cited aren't them.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:49 AM
 
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As an employer, I have to wonder... how much a college educated employee is going to make for me? Especially when a high-school graduated student can do the same job... College education only makes sense in certain fields and it usually doesn't return dividends to the employer...
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:08 AM
 
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A lot of these McJobs have been taken by older workers(especially over 50) who have been laid off from their lifelong careers and will possibly never work in them again. Low end jobs are not just for teenagers or retirees anymore.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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College grads aren't as good at flipping burgers and making french fries as high school kids are.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:20 AM
 
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College grads aren't as good at flipping burgers and making french fries as high school kids are.

True. Especially when you drop 100k+ on a degree that lands you a job flipping burgers.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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It's just amazing how often this sentiment is repeated. Every generation in all of history has thought that the younger generation is lazy or insolent, etc... The reality is that there are far fewer jobs for high school students because low-wage jobs have made up the bulk of our weak economic recovery post-recession.

If there are fewer jobs for teenagers and those teens are going to college anyway (in most cases), why would they be desperately clamoring for a part-time job to work at for 8 weeks? Hell, it strikes me as a better use of time to seize the day and enjoy the freedom of those summers from ages 16-19 if they can. It may be the last time they can actually enjoy the promise that a wealthy, industrialized world was supposed to bring: more time to pursue one's interests.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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Yes for what I've seen and this extends to folks in there 20-30s. They feel entitled and think they are worth far more than they really are in terms of compensation. This is even more do when they have a college degree then they think 60k a year is low but the min they are worth because someone lied to them when they were spending all that money on an education
the reason a college grad might think 60k/yr is low is because houses and college degrees are so expensive. today's young people didn't create those problems.
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