This is a very funny video of a young woman on a job interview. I laughed until I realized how true it was. You may blame the Internet. I blame how much we indulge children today. As an employer for over 40 years, I can say the best thing you can do for your children, and grandchildren, is to send them out to work when they are in their teens. You can love them all you want, but you must teach them how to survive in the outside world.
My parents did that for me. They made me get a job at an early age. I never had a sorry day, even when I got fired from my first position. I cried my eyes out the day after I was terminated. My brother came to my rescue. He told me there was a job out there that only I could do best. All I had to do was find it. I had to do that a number of times over the years. The good news is that I became very capable of finding work. That was the best gift my parents ever gave me.
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