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by | 25th, June 2004

‘WHEN the students leave university with their five A-levels, degree in media studies and £20,000 debt, the fun is only just beginning.

‘So much for my media studies degree!’

For the Times has seen a new report into the lives of 25 to 35-year-olds…and it doesn’t make pretty reading.

‘Instead of revelling in the energy and rude health that youth affords,’ it says, ‘they are worrying about their debts, regretting their career choices and dreaming of leaving their jobs to find personal satisfaction.’

Nearly 60% of those surveyed say their job does not fulfil their wider life ambitions, while almost as many say they are looking for a new job.

However, author Damian Barr said that by the time they reached 30 many people had realised that the problems they initially attributed to a particular boss or job were in fact inherent in their career.

‘That’s when a lot of people decide to go travelling, to return to university or to move to the country,’ he said.

‘For someone who had to work in two jobs to pay off their loans at the same time as studying, they may feel they have a right to expect more from life at the end of it.’

Still, at least they know all there is to know about catalytic ability of enzymes…’



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