That's a bit scary coming from that level of education.
What, no underpants Gnomes ?
Why a load of crap. Self righteous idiots. They want a medal or some sort of dewy eyed adulation from these kids? And why would somebody saying they want to work for a non-profit make this fool angry?
People she assumes diss her career and ain't it awful. But she can trash other people's choices?
Jesus I hate stupid people.
These kids are looking to make a couple of bucks in the summer and this dingbat decides it's her job to educate them on the profit motive? You have a summer job when you were a kid? Can you picture this? I am fairly certain every menial job I had in high school and college, my boss did not give a **** what economic views I held.
It's another imagined slight from the victim crowd.
Must have been more going on in the interview that is not being communicated in the article.
Story kind of sounds like self-aggrandizing BS.
How many of you have hire 18-25 year old kids? And not the top 5% super stars. I am talking about regular kids.
But then I’ll say: What do you want to do when you are done with college? And they’ll say: Oh, I want to work for a non-profit. And that one makes me angry. First, it’s like, well, non-profit, that could be a hospital, that could be a–like you haven’t thought about this any more–that could be a land trust, it could be anything. ‘Non-profit’ is huge. You don’t have any more direction than that you want to work for a non-profit? But also, they are telling me that profit is bad.
Oh please. If these kids have directly or indirectly had a negative experience with profit mongerers, they don't want to be lectured by a dingbat farmer.
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What they are saying is that they want to do something positive for society, make the world a better place, et cetera. That could be anything from Greenpeace to Doctors Without Borders to a legal aid society.
I would much rather see a bunch of kids telling me that they want to work for non-profits than a bunch of kids telling me they want to work for Goldman Sachs but that's just me.
I suspect Ms Turner has forgotten what it's like to be a kid who needs to earn gas money or a college student who hasn't had life kick them in the rear end yet.
There is a LOT more to the motivation of anyone's career than profit. It is perhaps unfair to take the kids' desire to work in a "non-profit" at face-value. What I think they're really saying is that they would like to work in a meaningful career and to do "good ." Yes, that is vague, but then folks in their teens and early twenties still have a lot to learn about the world and how they fit in.
I think it is really nice that this farmer hires young people in their first "real" job. It could be a lot worse than an organic farm.
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