Youth & work ethic
I recently talked to a manager of a beautiful historic lodge in one of our major Rocky Mountain national parks. He has been working in the park for decades and has seen many changes over the years.
He told me they could not run the lodge today without foreign students as summer help. I asked him why they have to bring in workers from Europe and Asia. He said, “Young Americans don't want to work.”
What a shame that we have produced a generation that expects a handout from the government instead of working in a beautiful government park. In the '70s, there were many times the number of American college students applying for park jobs compared to the number of jobs available in our lodges.
How unpatriotic for our young people to fail in their work ethic and let foreigners take away the jobs that our youth should be proud to hold for themselves.
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