Scared of finishing school
by tristan B on September 18, 2013 - 4:26pm
Actually in Greece, it is said that seven young people entering on the job market out of ten will be unemployed. At the moment, it represents the highest unemployment level in Europe with a percentage of 62.4% of young adults between the age of 16 and 25. This period of unemployment is caused by the financial crisis that, as we know, affected Greece gravely since around 2010. As the author said, it is now doubly stressful to finish school by seeing what awaits them on the job market when they need to work and study hard for their final exams. The students are forced to think of a new alternative which is to work outside of their country, but not everyone wants to quit their friends, home, family… Also, we need to see this problem as a social issue and not only having sympathy for them because they represent a further working generation which is important to the economy of the country, especially in Greece knowing what they have been through lately. This tricky situation is also part of the brain drain, which is the emigration of very well educated people with specific and technical skills who leaves to work somewhere else. Like it is said in this article, it will not help the economy, because all these professional people will leave. Who will stay?
This being said, I think that it is not entertaining to be finally at your final year of school and see this major percentage of unemployment waiting for you to be part of it. This is a situation that the government should put emphasis on because as I said earlier, these students represent the next working generation and an important part of the economic system. Perhaps, it is nice to see that a part of these students are looking forward in this situation and try to create new opportunities accepting the fact that they need to do things from a different way. It is this group of positive leaders and volunteers that will not help to grow the unemployment percentage.