Apprentice. Intern. Slave.

The employment climate for many students and graduates has been a difficult terrain to not only navigate but also survive. And slavery masked under labels of ‘apprentice’ or ‘intern’ only make it worse. Bogged down with insurmountable student debts, and often forced to take remedial positions to make ends meet, many of this educated generation … Continue reading Apprentice. Intern. Slave.

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The Road to Employment

Exaggeration has always been part of story telling, particularly of days long past. My father would grumble of ‘kids these days’ not knowing real difficulty if it bit them in the ‘tukus’ in an attempt to teach me a life lesson. A favorite anecdote of his was him having to walk some ten miles to … Continue reading The Road to Employment

In Ontario, the Teachers Get Thrown Under the Bus… then backed over and dragged by the bus..

Dear Margaret* As unfortunate as it is that Jill, and her peers will most likely miss some adolescent milestones like their proms, or even weekly extracurricular rituals this school year, you are missing the point. To proclaim that students are being “thrown under the bus” due to the teachers and their union’s opposition to Bill 115 … Continue reading In Ontario, the Teachers Get Thrown Under the Bus… then backed over and dragged by the bus..