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Are Young People Falling Through the Cracks? – PanPod #1 

By  Henry Rose Lee

Are Young People Falling Through the Cracks? - PanPod #1

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, this podcast is focusing on Advice for All Generations.

Hi, I’m Henry Rose Lee and Welcome to my Podcast.

This is Podcast #1 of my advice for all generations during the Covid-19 Lockdown.

You can listen to Part #2 HERE

In this short episode, we asked, ‘Are Young People Falling Through The Cracks?’, and got some surprising answers…

Relax and enjoy this podcast episode…

Here’s a full and compete transcript:

Introduction

Q J
So I hear, Henry, that you’ve got things that will help people during the lockdown. And we’ll be doing regular broadcasts – short ones – that we can you know bite sized chunks that you can log into every day and listen to your advice is that right?

Henry Rose Lee
Yes, that’s the general idea. I can’t manage any more than about 10 minutes because I have a low boredom threshold and I know you’ve got a low boredom threshold QJ, so we’re going to do 10 minutes and under three days a week.

Q J
Okay, so how often you’re going to do this?

Henry Rose Lee
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday every week.

Q J
So today, you’re focusing on something that’s happened in the news and I think we’re gonna try and keep it relevant as we go through our little broadcasts are we not?

Henry Rose Lee
We are we’re going to keep it as relevant as we can, the times that we are facing at the moment yeah…

Q J
And also what you are an expert in which is the intergenerational multi generational stuff. Yeah. So, what have you read about that you want to say something?

Henry Rose Lee
Wel

Henry Rose Lee
l what I read about is young people falling between the cracks. So it’s bad news I’m afraid for our youngest workers who are often the lowest paid. What I’ve found is that the Institute of Fiscal Studies has indicated that the corona virus lockdown is impacting the bottom 10% of workers who just happen to be the youngest, and they’re in the worst hit sectors such as shops, hotels, transport, services, pubs and restaurants that sort of thing. And it’s also hit students who often work on the weekends in the holidays, and the hardest hit, of all the generations are under 25 years old, that’s the very youngest millennials and the oldest GenZ who are eligible for work. So while many workers and employees will continue to be paid, with the 20% pay cut, under the government’s furlough system, it’s clear that thousands of very young people will be made redundant, have no work at all – that’s starting to happen already – and the IFS study has shown something else which is interesting, which is that about 61% of these very young workers who won’t be able to get work or earn any money, still live at home. So what I’m hoping is that they won’t have to pay any rent or really contribute much to the household income at this time, instead, I’d love them to use that time that they’re going to be at home, wisely.

Q J
Okay, and you’ve got some ideas I understand. You’ve got three ideas, because you like threes.

Henry Rose Lee
I love threes yes I love threes. So my threes, every time I do a podcast my threes will be: Stay in touch: Share your message and Lead the way. So the first one, stay in touch is asking our youngest workers, or our youngest people are going to be sitting at home watching YouTube Netflix and Amazon Prime, others are available until they go blue in the face. Instead, what about using their support network, not just to stay in touch in contact, but also to hone their skills, learn from other people. What are they doing that you could learn? Perhaps they could teach you how to do Instagram better or even a virtual piano lesson. You’ve got time on your hands, that’s the one thing you have got. So that’s the first thing. The second thing is ‘Share Your Message’. What are you good at that you could teach other people? What are you good at that you could learn more about? Now’s your opportunity to do more of those online courses that you’ve been telling yourself for ages you’d start. Now you can. And the third element is ‘Lead the Way’. What are you good at now? What do you have in your toolkit that you’re just really really good at? Do you have something you can develop create, build and then sell? Is a product, is it a service? Remember you can get virtual delivery via Skype, and via zoom, and they’re free, or you could use the good old postal service if you’re sending something by mail. For example, I have two nieces who set up an online shop selling vintage 80s and 90s clothes on the platform called D pop. It’s absolutely brilliant except there is one problem for me, and that’s that the clothes of 80s and 90s were the clothes that I was wearing and I never knew they were vintage but apparently they now are. So there we are, stay in touch share your message lead the way.

Henry Rose Lee
That’s my advice.

Q J
I like that. So is this The Power of Three? Stay in Touch, Share the Message, sorry, Share Your Message, Lead the Way going to be kind of your format for every podcast.

Henry Rose Lee
Yes, it’s my format for every podcast.

Q J
That’s very cool. So I’ve just got one question before we go for today and that is, do you think the attitude of young people towards jobs in general their career in general might changes as a result of this because we’ve all read about, you know, millennials and snowflakes now and actually they’re not having much loyalty to their jobs and they’re keen to move on and do different things. Do you think this is going to impact that at all?

Henry Rose Lee
Yes, I think it will impact it, and I’ve got two responses really, because you know me I do numbers. The first one is that generation Z were already impacted by the last recession, and they were already changing and becoming more entrepreneurial and job hopping quite a lot doing slushies and side hustles and cottage industry and things like that far more than their millennial older brothers and sisters. And I think what might also happen – the second point is that they might decide that they won’t go back to school they won’t go back to college they won’t go to university, but go and get a job, and I think there’ll be even more entrepreneurial and do even more things online so we’re going to see an explosion of businesses online future from our youngest generation.

Q J
Great, well thank you very much for this, and we’ll be online again tomorrow. And we’ll see you all there. Do you want to say goodbye Henry?

Henry Rose Lee
Goodbye Henry.

Q J
Bye.

Transcribed by https://otter.ai

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About the author

Henry Rose Lee

Henry is a recognised authority on Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers in the workplace. She helps businesses to recruit, engage and retain their younger employees, and helps individuals to ignite their talents and carve out an outstanding career, whatever their age.

Through her keynote speeches, workshops and coaching, you will understand the evolution of leadership in what is sometimes called ‘the Shift Age’, so you can avoid common pitfalls and help your organisation (and yourself) to thrive.

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