Beauty, more than bitterness Makes the heart break.
- Sara Teasdale, American Poet (1884-1933)
In Britain, a highly educated 21-year-old job seeker has killed herself after over 200 job rejections.
From The Daily Mail:
Vicky Harrison had dreamed of a career as a teacher or a television producer, but gave up hope for the future, her family said yesterday.
A day after her latest rejection, and on the eve of her fortnightly trip to sign on [job seekers allowance], she wrote heartbreaking notes to her parents and boyfriend saying ‘I don’t want to be me any more’ and took a huge drug overdose.
Her mother said: ‘Vicky found it humiliating that she had been out of work for so long and couldn’t take it any more.’
Her death last month tragically highlights the human cost of the highest level of joblessness since the mid-1990s. Rising youth unemployment has led to warnings about a ‘lost generation’.
Source: Daily Mail
Very sad story. Even sadder to realize that at the same time that we’re witnessing the government-centered economies of Europe being crushed under their own debt and utterly failing to create jobs for the young in what’s now being called the “lost generation”, here in America we’ve chosen to elect an administration that’s determined to follow that same failed European model. It’s ironic and tragic that at the same moment in history that we’re seeing the static economies of Europe failing, we’re choosing to follow the exact same path!
Once Obamacare kicks in and temporary and part-time jobs become the biggest source of new jobs, how many Vicky Harrisons will we have to witness here in America?