According to ABC.com, only 19.7% of today’s college graduates have a job to go to when they graduate. And, according to Yahoo! news, people between the ages of 20-40 are being laid off more than anyone else.
Which is awesome. Because this means that there’s a whole segment of people – my generation – who’ll either never make it, or will make it but won’t have the proper skills to do anything valuable. Which means that, now that all the fresh young talent has been purged from the system, we’ll be facing a corporate era of even greater managerial incompetence which should lead to another meltdown in – oh – ten years or so.
So, well done, old people. You saved yourself an age-discrimination suit by firing all the kids instead of the folks who’ve been there for a while and have built up savings. Sure, those people probably have families to support – heck, you might even be doing this with love in your heart, thinking people my age will bounce back faster. Except they won’t, not for a while, and they’ll continue to build up more debt and they’ll learn less responsibility and skills, and by the time things settle down financially, there’ll be another group of hungry young turks coming on up through the system in the form of today’s teenagers, who won’t have anyone to show them the ropes of business because we won’t know what we’re doing and you’ll all be dead. So, my friends never get ahead, your company doesn’t know its ass from its elbow, and the world goes down the toilet again. Awesome.
Anyway, we’ll be leaving now. The next time you need someone to remind you how to check your e-mail, give us a call. At a reasonable consulting fee, of course.