Was anyone else not surprised to see this report by Arnold Clark today?
It certainly doesn't surprise me. Take away the fact its Arnold Clark, looks like their training arm GTG has just been prepared to state the obvious. Personally I blame a lack of jobs for school age teenagers these days. I started work at 12 delivering papers, 6-8am Monday to Saturday for the sum of £3.50 a week, then at 13 I also starting work for Wm Low stacking shelves after school, and if I wasnt doing that in the holidays I was either picking Berries, Potatoes or working for my dad who was a self employed carpet fitter. How many people here's children have part time work? Working after school gives children a taste of whats to come, it gives them a work ethic, in my mind that is what is missing from children's lives these days, they get everything for free and that breeds laziness imo. I know where I live it certainly appears to be bad, many people just want to live off the state, they get that much for free they would need a job paying around £25k a year to come off the "brew". My step daughters boy friend is 22 and hasn't worked for 3 years, not because their isnt work but because he's a lazy work shy b'stard.
Many potential employees were also shocked at the number of hours they were expected to work and the report said "the biggest single issue causing difficulties for the transition from school to employment
So just out of interest, how many people here's teenage children actually are in part time after school employment?