Teenagers face discrimination and exploitation in the working sphere. I find that students have access only to jobs which are seen as being at the lower level whereas the more challenging are out of their reach, not because they demand skills beyond students but are simply seen as 'too good for them.' By this I…Read more Amazing Internships Or Modern Day Slavery?
Let’s All Pretend Wages Have Risen The Government Said
Today the headlines in the UK have been blaring the news that wages have risen ahead of inflation for the first time in six years. Amazing! Astounding! Hope! ACTUALLY hold on for a minute, what is that I read? A little comment saying that if bonus payments are not counted, then wages have not really…Read more Let’s All Pretend Wages Have Risen The Government Said
Where do we go from here?
When I first received my letter of rejection from Oxford University, my future began to crumble beneath my feet. The second time I thought about it, the same thing happened, and the third and the fourth. It was only when I finally began to accept that I could no longer do anything about it that…Read more Where do we go from here?
This is for all…
This is for all those who are working on Sunday in England. As the time jumps forward and snatches an hour back, let me just tell you that dear friends, I feel your pain.
Dear elders, you have failed us.
It is like we have been dealt the worst hand. First, the recession causes doom and gloom to abound and then a government comes in that wants to shrink spending, squeeze it until there is nothing left. I do understand the reasoning behind this but education is far more important than winning the next election.…Read more Dear elders, you have failed us.
I have a problem. Admittedly and on the grand scale of things, it isn’t really a huge one but it matters. It matters to me and most likely to you. Why? Because it is one you have probably encountered or are encountering today. The problem is this: money. They say money isn’t everything but trust me that…Read more A Dilemma