Here's your chance to get even
I was chatting with an attorney this morning who was complaining about not being able to find young lawyers to join his well-established firm.
That's interesting. I was looking hard at going to law school about ~5 years ago. Back then, and even as recently as 2019 the media (and plenty of respectable legal blogs) were talking about "too many law school graduates" and "the market is flooded with lawyers". The general consensus was: don't go to law school unless you are going to be a top tier graduate at a top tier school with some top tier connections, because otherwise there's a decent chance you'll wind up pushing paper at a mediocre job that might not even be a law firm, for far too little money to pay off your JD. It painted a pretty dire picture for potential law school students.
The one I was meeting with has more money than he can ever spend and is willing to take time to train young ones.
Would be nice to see some surveyors with both those attributes. Or at the very least, firms willing to implement mentorship programs and dedicate time for it.
Rather than that, my firm has been discussing recording video interviews with senior staff, stuff like "The Lost Art of Surveying" - as if it's a mythical language on the brink of extinction rather than a combination of education, skills and experience that simply needs to be carefully transferred through face-to-face, dedicated contact between generations.
It's basically "how can we spend the least amount of money possible to pretend like we're doing a good thing for the profession?"
Can't even live on 36K a year unless you're a single person with a relatively modest lifestyle.