Asking Y

Why you Should Hire Interns...and Pay Them

One quick Google search for the word "intern" and you will find a myriad of opinions, blog posts, and even the odd intern job posting. Most of the debate surrounds the topic of interns earning money, or in most cases the lack thereof.
Getty

Gen Y Struggles In Housing Market

Some of Generation Y is rebelling against an uphill battle of purchasing affordable homes or securing reasonable rentals by moving into non-traditional alternatives like cars, boats and collective hou...
Getty

The End Of Hotel Front Desks?

(Relaxnews) - In yet another development in the hotel industry that could threaten to render front desks obsolete, Marriott Hotels has launched a virtual mobile check-in service that aims to shave gue...
Getty

The Moment I 'Started Something' That Matters

When I was In grade 10, I asked my teacher: "Why aren't the Special Needs students in any of our drama classes?" He hesitated... "It's... not a good fit." I asked our principal, who looked away: "It wouldn't be... appropriate." When I asked the head of the Special Needs program, she answered right away, "They would love to be, but they're not allowed." It seemed so unfair. These guys were the funniest, most uninhibited people I knew and drama would be the perfect thing to help develop their social and life skills. But I was only 15. It was a school policy. So.... I started my own program, just for them.
CP

Are Young B.C. Voters Screwed?

The needs of young, urban British Columbians are being left behind this election and poor voter turnout from the last is partly to blame, according to one University of British Columbia professor. In...
shutterstock

It's Not the Labour Market -- It's You

Sit down, take a nice cold sip of your iced grande half-caff sugar-free non-fat vanilla hazelnut latte, turn off Angry Birds on your iPhone 5, and pay attention, 'cause Gen Y? We need to talk. Stop blaming everyone else for your lack of a decent job. It's not the labour market. It's you.
shutterstock

We're Not Entitled, We're Just Screwed

We were told we could have the world, and unsurprisingly, we're getting more than a little anxious out about the idea that we won't be so fortunate. To be frank, all we really want is for that ugly lie our high school guidance councillors told us in senior year "if you go to a good university and work hard, doors will open for you," to be true. But it's not.