Skip to comments.Hard work is pointless, young poor reckon
Posted on 11/27/2012 12:51:57 PM PST by Olog-hai
A third of poorer Germans do not think hard work will get them anywhere, while over half of the younger poor said they would never be able to climb the social ladder, a new survey shows.
An overwhelming majority of Germans on a low wage under the age of 30 said they believed it would be impossible to move up into the next wage bracket, according to the survey conducted by Allensbach pollsters for Bild der Frau womens magazine.
One third of those questionedregardless of age or incomesaid individuals could not get anywhere by trying alone, and that a persons parental background played a far larger role than personal effort in where they ended up.
Far from having given up the ghost, over two thirds of under-30s in Sweden were convinced hard work could get anyone anywhere, whereas just 28 percent believed climbing the social ladder was difficult.
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I say let the Neets ride the buses for free. The buses are going to roll down the street whether the Neets are on them or not. May as well let them on as long as the Neets are going to school.
Hard part is convincing the Neets it is worth going to school in a poor economy.
Is that you, Mr. Obama?
You don’t want to allow the Neets to ride the buses to school?
Had to see what “Neets” meant, from a search:
In fact, things have got worse: the phenomenon of Neets (young people “not in education, employment or training”) is on the rise.
More than 1.2 million 16- to 24-year-olds in England, Scotland and Wales - almost a fifth of the age group - are spending their time doing literally nothing, according to a study published last week....
This seems to be a spreading problem. Especially bad where their is an aging population. I read yesterday that in Japan more diapers are being sold for old people than for babies. That’s a scarey thought. It will be really bad if hard economic challenges get paired with a growing Neet problem.
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I use a guy on a as-needed, part-time basis. He works a warehouse job with very flexible hours. He has a B.Sc. degree in biology and worked two years after college for the County Health Department. They laid him off 4 years ago and he has been scrounging for decent work since. It is real tough though for him when he is competing against 500 guys with more experience than him.
Super bright guy too, likable, hard-worker, fast learner.
Yes - we have met the Euro-trash and they are us....