Many thanks to the deviant art community for my sixth daily deviation pick. You can see all of them here [link]
. Im afraid there are so many comments and kind words that I never will be able to get to all of them but I thank you for taking the time to write them, and even if I cant respond to all of them I will at least see them thanks to DA's new layout which makes it a lot easier to see what is going on.
Being a college graduate, a little underwhelming, they prepare you for so long to go to college and then when you are out it can be a little mesmerizing. Whats next? Thats for me to know and for you all to find out if I am allowed to say by my future employer.
So many friends and acquaintances of mine are now entering the job market. Frankly many of them are very disappointed and I dont blame them. For a Chinese person finding a job doing what you want is hard enough, finding a job where they will pay you money for what you do, thats harder. For them the situation is bad because of the amount of college students there are in China now. Many of them will sell their souls to get ahead another centimeter and so many already have. They go work/intern for magazines, studios, newspapers, tv stations, whatever for nothing. Nothing as in zero, not like hardly anything, but actually nothing. So these college students flock to these places and are as my good friend Ola said "less then slaves". They agree to work for nothing, in many cases they give the place money so they can go in there and work for them. They come out after being used and hopefully they have picked up a little bit of information, but then they find they have shot them selfs in the foot because after they graduate the places they have been at before dont want them. Why should a newspaper or magazine give you a job, money, and all the other things owed to you by law (which they dont pay attention to anyway) if someone else will do it for free or better yet pay money to lick their boots?
Now there are flocks of graduates and no jobs, and part of the fault is there own. The biggest mistake they made? There are laws in place that say even students who are interns are due a minimum salary which in this city is about 630 yuan a month. They wave that right just so they can get in there, some of them pay as much as tens of thousands of yuan to get a job afterwards in the same places that kicked them around, maybe they dont realize it will often take them years to make that money back from the place they are working at.