People around me talk intensely about how much they they work, but our children have only vague ideas about what the parents actually do for a living. What does an economic analyst do at work? Or a human resources specialist? Or a project manager? I have problems understanding it myself.
There is little demand for unskilled labor today, and a great number of people are competing about the few jobs left. Our youngsters have difficulties starting a career, unless they want to spend five years at university.
They go to distant places instead, to see people working with their hands – and to get ideas about a life that is not merely consisting of shopping, social networking in cafés and consuming media. After some years abroad, gathering experience of manual work, they return to home – and university. To become economic analysts. Ailsa’s Travel theme this week is Work.