Saturday, 11 July 2009

Mean time

As an experienced journalist, if there's one phrase guaranteed to make me furious, it's the term 'job' used in the same sentence as 'work experience', 'intern' and 'unpaid'. For a start, an 'unpaid' job is a contradiction in terms. But moreover, more often than not, these 'positions' don't even include expenses. There are few people who can afford to work for nothing. Every employer who offers an internship or work experience for the over 18s without any form of remuneration - not even for fares! - is guilty of exploitation.

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