Teens who turn 18 years old in South Korean orphanages face struggles that children with families do not. They cannot stay in the orphanage, but they have no family to help them and no place to go. When in high school, many orphaned children are put in technical training instead of regular classes so they do not have the knowledge to pass the national exams to go to college. Making matters worse, job applications in South Korea ask for bloodlines. Not having any means they will not get hired, or will be paid less than those who can report their family registry. Many young orphaned men end up in low-paying factory jobs and many young women work in bars or become prostitutes because those are the only jobs they can find. Because South Korea requires about two years of military service from males 18–35 years old, some orphans join the ROK Army, Navy, or Air Force. Even there, these young men are treated poorly and viewed in a lower social rank because they are orphans.
The following day, the story made Inc., and I knew I needed to focus. I spent the next few days building out a legitimate site powered by Flask and Postgresql, so I wouldn’t have to copy and paste job listings anymore. At that point, I’d gathered 50 jobs, so I didn’t spend much time on design and just enumerated the jobs on a single, fast-loading page.