We love a good ding-dong at Graduate Fog – fire and ire are the lifeblood of this website. Feel free to slug it out over the following debates…
Young people are being shafted – so why don’t more under-35s VOTE?
Why is the turn-out so low, when young people face so many problems today? Can’t be bothered? Or can’t see the point?
Interns! What’s the rudest thing an employer has ever said to you?
Do some bosses feel it’s their human right to hire unpaid staff – and then be horrible to them? Has anyone said anything outrageous to you?
HALF of 20-24s still live with their parents. Do you?
New stats have pointed to a ‘clipped wing’ generation of young people keen to get their lives started, but who can’t afford to move out. Is that you?
Video CVs – love them or loathe them?
A chance for you to shine — or yet another ‘trick’ you resent having to perform? Tell us what you think
Are your graduate debt repayments really just one ‘posh coffee’ a day?
Want to shrink your debt quicker? Just cut out the cappuccinos, a politician has advised graduates. But does his maths add up?
Do you have graduate salary envy?
Some grads make £11,000 a year – while others earn £80,000. No wonder a third of graduates admit to comparing their salary to their friends’. Are you rich or poor, relative to your friends?
Why aren’t graduates applying for more jobs?
Stats suggest most graduates only apply for one job per working day. Are graduates lazy or demotivated – or are graduate application forms simply too long?
How far will you travel for a job interview?
On average, graduates will only travel 35 miles to meet a prospective employer – in some cases a mere 30-minute journey. If they’re desperate for work, shouldn’t jobseekers venture further from home?
Should employers limit interns’ hours?
Desperate to impress, a growing number of graduates are working extreme hours in an effort to boost their chances of a permanent job. Should bosses be stricter about sending interns home?
Fair or unfair? Former interns get higher starting salaries
Graduates who intern for three months add £1,500 to their starting salary. Is it a reward for grafters – or a penalty for the poor?
Can you survive on the minimum wage?
It’s been dubbed the ‘poverty wage’ because it’s so grim to live on, but for thousands of graduates the minimum wage are only just scraping by. Are you one of them?
Was your degree worth the money?
Nick Clegg has apologised for pledging to scrap tuition fees – but is it too late? Are students being conned into buying worthless qualifications?
Should job boards ban ads for unpaid internships?
While many unpaid internships are illegal, advertising them seems not to be. Would banning ads help stamp out the practice? Or would that limit access to only those ‘in the know’?
Do you feel bad taking money from your parents?
Still living with your mum and dad – and accepting their hand-outs? So are thousands of others. Do you feel bad about it? Or does their generation owe yours?
Did youth unemployment cause the England Riots?
Or is there no excuse for the violence and looting we’ve seen this week? Was the rioting a form or protest – or straightforward anarchy?