Let’s talk about nepotism


If you ever apply to a job you are overqualified for yet you lose the position to someone’s son, you become a victim of nepotism. If you get a job you’re not suited for because of money or your family’s connections, you are contributing to nepotism.

Nepotism affects everyone, whether it is positively or negatively. It starts and ends careers. And most importantly, it makes for incompetent workplaces and employees. 

The most severe example of nepotism are the Kardashians. Kris Jenner, mother of Khloe, Kylie, Kendall, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, started off as a flight attendant. Although her family had money, they were not half as rich as they currently are. The Kardashians became well known after Kris Jenner started the hit show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. However, their talent is questionable. 

Although they all have make-up lines, clothing brands, apps and social media careers, none of them have a professional career, yet they are still million and billionaires. Kendall Jenner, the highest paid fashion model, was first able to model because of her family’s money and eventually because of the success of KUWTK. Kendall is heavily criticized for her lazy catwalk, lack of emotion, and overall inexperience when it comes to posing. 

Children of nepotism receive unfair favoritism and take opportunities from qualified people, making workplaces more incompetent and work a lower quality. 

Nepotism takes a toll on worker morale and work spaces. Although some offices have outlawed nepotism when hiring and will oftentimes make it so that the family member does not get interviewed by their family member, nepotism is still huge in big companies, and the best way to fix it is to stop glorifying and giving so much power to the people in charge.

Which might sound contradicting, but people in power are meant to keep things running and in place. Jobs have certain requirements so that the employee can get the job done correctly. While most nepotism babies eventually gain knowledge on their field of work, but aren’t usually qualified or fit for their jobs.

Of course, nepotism isn’t always bad, after all, we wouldn’t know actors like Timothee Chalamet and Jake Gyllenhall, along with models/influencers like Gigi Hadid and Lily Rose Depp. 

Some nepotistic children are talented and most learn to excel at their jobs, but for those that don’t, they simply hold a title and earn money for it. Not to mention that regardless of how talented they are it doesn’t change the fact that they got their job unfairly, or at least they got to skip the process that most people go through.