- A young South African man recently headed online to share how he is struggling to find permanent employment
- According to his post, his struggle stems from the fact that he has a Master's degree in biochemistry, which makes him overqualified
- Many South Africans sympathised with him and soon headed to the comment section to share their thoughts
The struggle to find a job is so real that the pay grade of jobs is no longer being questioned. Heading online, a young man shared a heartbreaking post, about how he is struggling to keep a job because of his qualifications.
Instead of a lack of qualifications, @malumzskhulu shared that he is overqualified for a position as a temp at a school because he is equipped with a Master of Science degree which he had received for Biochemistry.
"Being overqualified in RSA is a curse. People are intimidated by this piece that I have. Now I'm at a school where I am volunteering and there is a temporary position there. They are reluctant to take me. Some teachers don't want me to teach Grade 12 as I'm 'inexperienced'," he wrote sadly.
Locals had this to say about the post:
"That's why always try to tell people I know that when u are done with a bachelor's degree don't study further till u get a job, u can study further when you've obtained a permanent position, that way the company u work for won't have a choice but to promote u or increase your salary"
"At times there is that intimidation. But other times it's because underqualified teachers can't teach. I am a product of PGCE. It was not very helpful for praxis. I took it on myself to learn effective pedagogy."
In other Briefly.co.za news, life is not always rainbows and sunshine, in fact for most people, it's hard more than 50% of the time. A young lady, @Thembisile_Q recently headed online to share just how hard life has been for her as she turns 32.
"Turning 32 next month, no house, no car, no husband, no kids. Just me. The kicker in this is I never prepared for this age. I thought I'd be dead by now. Here I am still trying to navigate things I should've done in my 20s. Life is hard," she wrote sadly.
Very soon many South Africans were taking to the comment section to share just how much they could relate to the heartbreaking post as they too have faced many difficulties and are not where they thought they would be.
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