Amber my Granddaughter came to see us last week as she is home from Uni for the Easter.
She is on the final run of a three year stint and is actively looking for work.
I didn't realise quite how difficult it is for these young enthusiastic kids to get a job these days.
Apart from the fact that there a many people all after the same job when you get there, it is a whole day of interviews, exams and working for several hours on the spot to show how you perform.
All this and a scant chance that you might get the job and if you don't, going all over it again and again with different employers.
I recently had my groceries delivered by a lovely young boy who told me that he had finished Uni with a degree and just could not find a job. He had had to take this job to fill in until he was able to find something more suitable to his knowledge.
How soul destroying for these young people who are told to work hard in order to get a good job only to end doing something menial not connected to their studies.
When I was young all you had to do was buy a newspaper and browse the job column, pick a job you fancied and apply. Nine out of ten times you just went for the interview and got the job.
How times have changed.