What Your Son Will Say: Dad, when do you think you will ask your boss to give you a paid position?
What We Say: You've got to love how older folks like to refer to our generation as lazy. Yes, a generation that agrees to compulsory unpaid labor for several years after college is lazy. Also, don't give us that "apprenticeship" line either. Apprentices had valuable skills after a couple years behind the blacksmith's anvil.
The current rash of non-paid work experience is breeding a generation of people that are spending their time immediately after wracking up tens of thousands of dollars of debt by going deeper into the red while honing those valuable coffee-fetching and tweeting skills that are so vital to every CEO's success. Evventually people will stop putting up with it, or they'll just spend the entire decade of their 20s in grad school.