From large media corporations to small mom and pop businesses, it seems like everyone needs an intern these days. Could that be so, or are the youth being taken advantage of? I pore over the job ads on a constant basis and see countless ads for internships. In some sectors, more internships than actual jobs! What in the world is going on???
Are companies becoming too cheap to hire workers and pay them a fair wage? Are they trying to pass off jobs as internships with the hopes that young adults are too dumb and desperate to know better? With the hopes that young adults are grateful for such a pathetic opportunity? Why are these “internships” becoming all the rage? And who are the young individuals falling for this crap??
It’s now an employer’s market. Employers seem to think they can call all the shots and the job seekers will just grovel at their beck and call.
I remember the days where internships involved a relationship with a school of a higher education which included the amassing of school credits. The ads I see rarely mention anything about credits. How legit are these internships?
Whatever happened to entry level positions? Those positions where due to lack of experience an employee is paid a starting salary. Now instead of seeking entry-level workers, companies are seeking “interns” as a means of free labor?
Shame on these mofos for exploiting our youth and capitalizing on the poor job market!