Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Ageism in the workplace against youth
Ageism doesn't just happen to the old. It happens to the young as well. Employers can get away with paying under minimum wage to kids under the age of 18. Often these jobs are manual labor and much more tiring than other jobs offered. When i was younger i had a job as a landscaper. The job was very demanding and hard work. Me being the youngest i was expected to move heavy things and do most of the manual labor in the blistering heat and i was doing this for under minimum wage. When i finally turned 18 i was happy to see myself get a raise ( which i believed i deserved!) only to be fired and replaced by someone under the age of 18. Companies and greedy businesses need to stop taking advantage of youth in the workforce. Post your thoughts on youth in the workforce below.