Advice to grads: Start at the top
Remember when Hillary Clinton lamented that today's young people think that work is a four letter word?
[Clinton] said that "young people today think work is a four-letter word" and "think they're entitled to go right to the top with $50,000 or $75,000 jobs when they have not done anything to earn their way up." The remarks certainly got tongue rings wagging all over the country. Senator Clinton's own daughter, Chelsea, who earns high pay while working long hours as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, called to object that she and her friends work hard, indeed. Mom soon apologized. [NYT]
According to this rather depressing article in today's New York Times, young people can't expect to earn their way up, at least not within a given company. [NYT]