I asked a well-respected manager at my place of employment his opinion about the difficulty of finding quality workers. Let me summarize his response;
He pointed right at me and said the lack of qualified workers is your fault… And then he pointed to himself and said it’s also my fault. We did not take the time to teach our children the value of work. More importantly we did not teach them true Christian values. We did not teach our kids how to live like Jesus lived.
We raised our kids to play on computers instead of outside with their friends. As parents we failed to teach our youth practical skills. We created an entitlement mentality by not requiring our children to work for extras beyond provisions. We have blamed the fact that it requires two parents working just to survive. Along the way we just assumed someone else would educate our children in the things that matter most.
That manager has never heard me preach and yet he spoke directly to the message in my heart.
Rev. Burt Schwab