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By Kitty Aldridge

After the disappearance in their father and the surprising loss of life in their mom, lee hart and his deaf brother, ned, think all is misplaced until eventually lee lands a traineesh1p at their neighborhood funeral domestic and discovers there's lifestyles after loss of life.

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Yet where some see a self-indulged, entitled worker, we see an adaptive response (with a small dose of self-entitlement) to a gutted workforce. In this downsized and globalized economy, job-hopping is not necessarily a sign of restlessness or fickleness. It is a smart professional strategy for the well credentialed. It is job-shopping. However, in a knowledge economy, swimmers are better positioned to negotiate than treaders. For those without credentials, job-hopping is done less by choice than by force.

In other words, he had a map to help him find his way in the college world. Yet he had no internal compass. He was adrift, and like 40 percent of his peers, he dropped out. Also like many of his peers, Benny eventually returned, this time to a community college, but he, like too many others, would never complete that second try. Many young people—probably most young people—aren’t sure at age eighteen, twenty, or twenty-two what they want to do in life. This seems true of even students in the most selective institutions of higher education; indeed, for these students, the college years are actively designed to help them figure it out.

I met my counselor once and that was briefly before I graduated. ” The overworked counselor, meeting Tyler for the first time, was probably judging his prospects based on his grades, which were average at best. In hindsight, Tyler says, “I think I was kind of ripped off in a way because even just a little advice would have done so much good. ’ ” He didn’t get that advice because counselors today are overworked and underpaid. In public high schools, counselors have a workload that must leave them exhausted.

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