Sunday, June 6, 2010

Need a job? Want to clean up oil in 100+ degree heat for 10 hours a day? Apply with-in...

How much per hour would it take for YOU to do this type of work???
Put Jobless Young People to Work Cleaning Up BP’s Mess and Order BP to Pay
Former Labor Secretary suggests that BP should pay for a legion of "young people" to go to the Gulf Coast to clean-up the marshes and beaches. 
""For most new high school and college grads finding a job is harder than ever. Meanwhile, states are cutting summer jobs for disadvantaged young people. What to do with this army of young unemployed? Send them to the Gulf to clean up beaches and wetlands, and send the bill to BP.""
I have NO problem with this! However, I am intrigued by the reality of this proposal:  Suggest to high school and college graduates to move to the Gulf Coast, work 8 hours a day in 100+ heat, cleaning/scrubbing raw crude oil from beaches, marshes, rocks, etc...I am not suggesting in any way that this demographic lacks the work ethic or can-do to do this, but seems to me that this (even MY) generation is no-depression era generation when it comes to doing work like this:
""The President should order BP to establish a $5 billion clean-up fund, and immediately put America’s army of unemployed young people to work saving the Gulf coast. Call it the new Civilian Conservation Corps.

(The old CCC — created by FDR at another time of massive unemployment and environmental stress — gave millions of young Americans jobs and training to reforest lands that had been degraded, provide emergency flood relief in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys, and build the infrastructure for our national parks.)""
Am I wrong? Judging this generation too harshly?  Convince me otherwise... :)
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