Tech Jobs and the Blame Game
Rob Preston at InformationWeek.com tells a rather hysterical story about a recent IT grad suing her school for not helping her find a job.
"Trina Thompson, who graduated in April from Monroe College with a bachelor of business administration degree in IT, sporting a 2.7 GPA, is seeking $70,000 in tuition costs and an additional $2,000 'for the stress I have been going through looking for a full-time job on my own,' according to the court papers, which reportedly were handwritten."
(Followed by this apropos kicker: "No word on which color crayon she used.")
I could go in a lot of different directions here, but I'll try to restrain myself from getting too ridiculous.
Instead, I'll agree with Preston's assessment that too many in our society believe that they're entitled to a solid job with solid pay and rock-solid protection. While that would be great and all, it's just not true...never has been, never will be. Preston's on the money when he writes: "Everyone still has to fight for and earn those in a capitalist economy, one that's not always 'fair' and certainly never comfortable."
Still, too many people--unemployed or employed--feel the need to complain. Whether it's over H-1B workers or the latest government jobs figures, it seems that way too many people have way too much to gripe about.
In one way, that helps soften the surprise of reading John Parkinson's latest column on why he's having a hard time finding qualified IT candidates for open positions at his company.
No one said the recession would be fun. What part of that is so hard to understand?