Lack of training evident in youth
WITHOUT commenting on the “racist” nature of the H&M ad, I feel marketing analyst Chris Moerdyk made an important statement about companies that use young, inexperienced, untrained personnel in positions that can be crucial to life, death and ethics.
Even in relatively “safer” jobs like cashiers, packers and cellphone shop consultants, one notices how poor the training is for even simple applications.
In some cases, even the best of training has a negative effect and makes virtual robots out of young graduates who seem to know nothing about anything beyond their narrow roles.
Few watch the news, either on TV or on their phones; even fewer read the newspapers.
Shockingly, our horrid standards of formal education, in high school and university, do not prepare these poor youngsters for the after-life of institutionalised learning.
They are therefore like lambs led to the slaughter, except in this case those who get their throats cut are the employers, customers and service delivery end-users. Ebrahim Essa