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Politics and its Discontents: Breaking News! No Relief In Sight For Unpaid Internships!

Like the proverbial hot potato being passed around as rapidly as possible, the Ontario Government, true to their corporate puppet masters, has vowed to do nothing about the growing problem of unpaid internships, preferring instead to palm the problem off to the education industry.

As reported in a followup story in today’s Star, critics . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Breaking News! No Relief In Sight For Unpaid Internships!

Politics and its Discontents: Not-So-Sweet Nothings

While I have written about unpaid internships briefly in the past, now seems a good time to revisit this predatory practice so eagerly imposed by the corporately conscienceless. While at one time internships were seen as a legitimate and constructive way to gain both valuable work experience and contacts for future employment, the system . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Not-So-Sweet Nothings

Politics and its Discontents: Unpaid Internships

I wrote a brief post the other day on the proliferation of unpaid internships, whose ostensible purpose is to give young people experience in a field, open up networking opportunities, and possibly lead to gainful employment in the not-too-distant future. Unfortunately, the chasm between the ideal and the reality is ever-widening, the result being . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Unpaid Internships

Politics and its Discontents: A Corporate Fantasy Fulfilled

While much has been written of late about the proliferation of precarious work and unpaid internships, the latter the perfect opportunity for employers to exploit the desperation of young people, it may come as a surprise to some that even The Atlantic is expecting the same from many of its writers. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Corporate Fantasy Fulfilled