Ask Amy: College grad wonders when real life will start

  • Article by: AMY DICKINSON
  • Updated: April 18, 2013 - 6:14 PM

Dear Amy: I am a 24-year-old college graduate living in my parents’ basement. I never have a day off because I work seven days a week — weekdays as an unpaid intern and weekends at a minimum wage job. I’m ambitious with a clear head on my shoulders, but entry-level jobs in my field seem to have disappeared. Since graduating two years ago, I’ve applied for 140 jobs.

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brucelieApr. 21, 13 7:53 AM

Welcome to the slow growth, heavily regulated European style economy. Good jobs are heavily regulated and highly taxed. The government is the biggest customer. It is risky to expand businesses, and especially risky to hire young people because the word has gotten around that new high school and college grads are purely educated.

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moron100Apr. 22, 1312:00 PM

Her advice on working more at the "paying" job then the unpaid job is right on. Although the highly educated person should have been able to figure that out by themselves if they had some sense. Sorry but maybe your in a tough field and should look elsewhere as well to get a full time job.

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