Well, after discovering that you now get more money cleaning or wiping bottoms for a living than you do in financial services, I am wondering what to do, really.
The agencies and inflated population have driven wages down to the point where one of the jobs I was doing twenty years ago now pays two pence less than it did then. A job I was recently doing paid £50 a day less than ten years ago for four more hours and a far more complex job. You also get fewer days per week, so two people are doing the job one would have done previously, for less money.
I wonder, personally, how people are expected to live like this? How can Tories expect the economy to work if most of the population are paid very small wages which then have to be supplemented in order to survive?
It is obvious that the European experiment was intended to reduce wages. Deutsche Bank have been very good at funding schemes intended to encourage this, but really, what use is it in economic terms? It just exacerbates the situation in which we all hand what money we have to the same twenty or so individuals who continuously get richer.
Conspiracy theorists like to posit that once the Turing test is passed, half of the population is going to be wiped out. How does this work in terms of customer base to continue to feed these greedy companies? Or must we assume that once the same few rich people have more money and power than could ever be useful or practical, that they no longer care? How much is enough? Do we recycle the corpses in order to grow trees for their improved planet? Is that how it works, because the usual method of war or disease is not practical for fertiliser.
Today I sat whilst a presumably very lazy ned told me that all my experience was worthless and that unless I provided her with leads she would not be finding me a job.
This was half an hour of thinly veiled hatred whilst she told me how helpful she was being. I patiently pointed out all the information she claimed was missing, and apologised to her for working three or four jobs whilst renovating a property and taking care of my parents.
It was very depressing, and I felt pretty awful as I walked home, right up until I emailed her and told her to take me off her database entirely, as she was unlikely to be any help to me. This cheered me up somewhat.
So, fellow disposable people, bear in mind that you are likely to be paid less and less the more you let people like this have control over your life, and your children will find things much, much worse.
All for the sake of convenience and being too lazy to look at the alternatives. Alternative sources of information, alternative sources of work, alternative sources of entertainment. If you keep feeding the same people, they will keep spitting on you until there is nothing left.
All that I have got today for my trouble in terms of recruitment agents’ fees from my doing short contracts for them is a whole lot of depressing cheek as this one wanted to know which agencies had which contracts. When you know the game, you realise it is basically 100 days of Sodom, played out in underemployment.
Seriously, more money doing anything other than office work. Office work, full of stultifyingly boring narrow minded little people who don’t like anybody. Office work, where you are entirely likely to be replaced by a robot. Office work, the least healthy option you could pick.
I think I will get on with the final exam for the job I actually do want. Hopefully I never have to deal with any more nutters. Maybe tomorrow I can get on with some real work.
Pays more than the last supposedly prestigious one, but that isn’t all that difficult.