This is a jawn about libraries
by Poliana Irizarry
dad just said “there should be a netflix for books”
five minutes later he shouted “THE LIBRARY”
DING DING DING tell dad what he’s won!
The only people that can afford to take an unpaid job are those that are already well-off enough to survive without pay. That means that there are careers where the only way to effectively break in to the industry is to be well-off in the first place.
This is a major problem in many industries, including film, advertising, fashion, music, and others. If your parents can pay for an apartment in Manhattan, congratulations, you can get your foot in the door. If not, tough luck, go find another job more suited to your lower-class life.
I started writing out a rant but I would be here all fucking week and no one wants to listen to me whine. But I know it, I’ve seen it, I’ve experienced it and it makes me FUCKING. LIVID.
How many of us newly-minted librarians were told we’d need to volunteer or take unpaid internships in order to get started in librarianship? And we wonder why the profession lacks diversity….