THE EDITOR, Sir:
I am writing in response to The Gleaner lead story titled 'Unemployment hell', published Thursday, September 6, 2012, about the hell we young people face in getting job.
It is a sorry plight, if I may say so myself, but I think the subject of the lead story, Kanika Tomlinson, is mistaken when she said we have been sold a picture that isn't true. To me, it's more some of us youths being blinded by the glitter of BScs and so forth.
I have been employed for the last 10 years and have been successful in my endeavours because I looked at the picture from the point of view that I should do something different that can earn me a living and allow me to go back to school by the age of 30. That move would give me as much working experience as I might need and still have time to get a degree in whatever field I would choose.
We as young people need to be more observant and anticipate change and be able to adjust.
I am sorry to hear of Kanika's plight and wish her all the best, nonetheless.