Nowadays, many graduates fancy white-collar jobs over other forms of employment as a result of the ‘dignity’ attached to the former.
It has become commonplace to see many unemployed graduates struggling to get employment in many popular firms in the country.
In a country like Ghana where unemployment is a national crisis, many graduates would rather engage in jobs that would require them to put on a suit and tie even though it does not pay well to jobs they would consider ‘menial’ and below their qualification.
Even though some graduates have entrepreneurial tendencies, a chunk of students who pass out of university would rather stay at home than to be associated with a job they would consider ‘demeaning’.
Some graduates even find it hard to assist their parents in the family business if they find it a little below their preferences and tag as a ‘university graduate’.
Many graduates however have parents who had to give up their own dreams to work hard so as to put their children through school.
Some of these parents engaged in activities such as petty trading, farming and other informal jobs to see their children through school. However, children of some of these parents who have had the opportunity to go to the university pass out and tend to look down on the very job that saw them through school.
Today, YEN.com.gh brings you myriad of views from a cross-section of social media on whether it is right for an unemployed graduate to help his or her mother sell at the market.
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