As I have said before my Blog is for all things sacred to the mind and body. If it benefits the body, or mind in any way then its worth talking about.
Unemployment, what does it say about you? Is it a means to an end? A better future for self or for family? Are you disabled and would love to work? A necessary evil? Something for us to be afraid of? Something to be avoided at all costs? Which ever you choose it will say something about you as an individual.
I was chatting to a friend about the Government’s latest drive to get more people off Unemployment and Sickness Benefit. He was saying that a lot of people are simply unemployed because there are no jobs to get. He went on to say that “back in the good old days there were plenty of jobs to go round”.
I am from the back-end of those so-called good old days. I’ve been in work since I left school. The first job I had was as a window cleaner. Why? Jobs at the time were hard to find not and although not exactly what I had envisaged for myself, I needed to start somewhere. Some years later I ended up in warehouse management, a far cry from window cleaning. Hopefully I have made my point, unlike my mate who I am not to sure knows exactly what he is talking about.
You need to know why I told him this before you judge me. My friend, we’ll call him Dave so he becomes a person and not a thing, has not held a job for more than 29+ years although he trained and qualified as an arc welder. His main cry has been this:
“I have been for many interviews but the job was not the right kind of work for me.”
So he has spent the last 29+ years going between Sickness and Unemployment Benefit.
When they send for him to undergo a Health Medical the doctor finds nothing wrong with him and takes him off of sickness benefit, he then waddles along to Social Security and registers as unemployed accepting unemployment benefit for six months. When the six months run out and before they force him into a job he waddles back to see his doctor where by clever deception he ends up back claiming sickness benefit, although after 29+ years they know him well and so the circle starts again. So you see that last question is very relevant I know by experience one or two members of my family and others who go out of their way to avoid working for a living. They would rather sponge off of the taxpayer than do an honest days work and add little respect or self-esteem to their lives. To these people I say “enjoy it while you can as your days are numbered no matter which Government is in power.”
That’s my little rant out of the way so let’s get back to the Government and Unemployment. I do not believe there will ever be a scenario where there will be no unemployment, and that’s not because of the people who do not want to work, and it’s not because of the particular party in Government at the time.
If you really think about it, how many people would you say there are up and down the country working for The Department of Unemployment? My guess would be more than a few thousand, if not a few hundred thousand. What would happen to these people if all the unemployed workers on their books were in full-time employment? My guess would be the staff of these various departments would then become the unemployed paying themselves unemployment benefit while they train for some other form of work.
So to me it seems like it has gone full circle and is starting again with workers who probably think even today they will never be out of work. Unfortunately at this time we have Big Ears and his lap dog Noddy in power so we may get by without having to receive food parcels from Eastern World Countries as recession gets worse.