French President Emmanuel Macron had the effrontery to say to a heretofore unsuccessful job seeker that, were the latter not absolutely set on a job in his chosen career field, the man easily could find work in France. And the man wouldn’t even have to relocate very far. The Left is in an uproar over Macron’s arrogance in saying an obvious truth.
The jobseeker, an aspiring gardener, said to Macron at an Elysee Palace open house,
I’m 25 years old, I send resumes and cover letters, they don’t lead to anything[.]
Macron’s terrible advice?
The president responded: “If you’re willing and motivated, in hotels, cafes and restaurants, construction, there’s not a single place I go where they don’t say they’re looking for people. Not one — it’s true!”
Macron went on to suggest that young gardener go to Paris’ Montparnasse district, an area brimming with cafés and restaurants, assuring him he would easily find work. “If I crossed the street I’d find you one,” Macron said.
How terribly thoughtless. Society—or Government—owes the man a job because he wants to follow his bliss. The fact that his bliss is very limited in value is of no import. None at all.