I have been watching the fwench riots over the new employment law proposed for new entries into the job market. I am completely asstounded that the attendees of the pre-emminant universities in fwance, do not have the slightest clue how the job markets work.
Jeanne Tonnabel, 20, student
Under this law, the young will become a disposable commodity. Employers will take people on, train them quickly, keep them for a while and then chuck them out to hire replacements.
This law legitimises the exploitation of people.
I don't think I have ever heard of this practice by business. It usually takes about two years to train an employee in all the facets of a new job. Once you have invested that amount in time and money in a person to teach them to handle a job, you don't just chuck them. However, if after two years the employee cannot perform the job, or shows no interest in doing the job, you chuck them and get someone who will perform.
Emilie Lagand, 20, student
I am against a law that allows bosses to do whatever they want with us. It makes me laugh when the government says it will create jobs - what it will create is more insecurity.
It makes things worse for young people.
OMG, a boss being able to decide how to run a company? How can this be a good thing. Since when did letting the inmates run the asylum become a business model?
It will create more insecurity? I hope so. If you cannot learn to do the job you are hired for, you need to find what you are able to do and move on. Just because you have a university degree in a field does not necessarily mean you are cut out to handle the work in the real world. The way they hand out grades today, just for trying, won't cut it in the work place. You are there to make money for the company and this seems to be the part they aren't teaching. Where do they think the company gets the money to pay them?
"It makes things worse for the young people." Tough shit. If you like having 20% unemployment, stay the course, but if you do, realize that things can actually get worse than they are now. Without allowing a company the ability to "test drive" a new hire, they will just stick with the old dependable clunker that has gotten them around so far. No need to go out on a limb and invest in the shiny new model that maybe isn't everything it promised in the advertising pamphlet.