multiple choice .
economics is a ridiculous subject. i know this because i’m doing a practice exam and it’s repeatedly asking me questions like this:
which of the following workers is the least likely to lose their job in a recession?
a. a carpenter
b. a car assembly line worker
c. a roofer
d. a kindergarten teacher
i mean, in what stupid universe are students made to answer questions like this. fucking commerce students that think they’re so good. for goodness sakes. just because you’re supposedly skilled and the carpenter or something is not. reality check guys, you need these people to lay your floorboards and build your cars and fix your rooves. otherwise you won’t be living in your polished upper middle class world with a nice house and a nice car.
the answer is kindergarten teacher, by the way, just in case you couldn’t figure it out. or didn’t have enough elitism to; either one.
to be honest, i think the kindergarten teacher is more redundant in the recession because who really needs their 5 year olds to be taught at school? during the past recessions i’m sure families chose having a roof over their head rather than letting their kids go to school. in fact, children were often taken out of school so they could work and help out their families. at least you can sell your kids to sweatshops or something. for the money to fix the leaking roof in your house, maybe.
the whole concept is ridiculous to me. maybe because i’m over the idea that skilled people that come of universities with their degrees and poles up their arses are going to live happily ever after. maybe because i’m just cut that i’ll never be one of them.
whatever it is, economics just pissed me off a little bit more.