Randall MF in Northridge, California said: I graduated almost 2 years ago and nothing still. Everyone wants experience but no one gives opportunities.
I agree, my parents have abused me repeatedly for over 2 years concerning their are no forthcoming job opportunities or responses from these employers. Of course, my line of work is in receptionist/administrative/clerical/customer service. Finally, this morning I'm like, "Shame on you for doing this to normal, very capable, employable, adults, repeatedly abusing them and talking down to them because employers are playing games or no work opportunities are available. It's getting real old being blamed for this garbage. And then on top of this for my age group 16- 25, the unemployment rate is over 25%"
Recently I also was told by both parents this morning that I "need" a low paying job in a poor working environment and that I'm just some animal for employers to abuse.
I don't know where they stand on carrying on a positive family legacy, but that's not the legacy I want carried on in this family, for my Grandma.
All I can say is thank god for the strong, positive, mentors I have around me at a county workforce center who stepped in and recently my training co-ordinator told me that the appropriate hourly wage I should be working at is $13-$16 dollars an hour and (in a suitable, safe, positive working environment). I'm currently looking into potential WIA funded educational training providers. The way I look at it is, if someone is paying my way to obtain training for a better job, I'm there. Especially if it leads, to a new job and gets me out of that type of inappropriate, abusive work dynamic.
I won't be letting my training co-ordinator down and will be carrying the ball as far as I can carry it. Unless of course, funding becomes a serious issue relating to educational training (because I've defaulted on a student loan) and may not be able to receive any more funding.