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15 minutes ago, 201p said:

On a more serious note - smartphone or not, there aren't any jobs out there. Less people go shopping on the high street, so where are the jobs?

Whenever I've been to the job centre the lack of "decent" jobs is fairly shocking. It's easy to criticise the unemployed as being lazy, however at the same time the jobs aren't really there. 

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8 minutes ago, ThePiltdownMan said:

Probably not much on offer for a 56 year old white man unless he has some specific skills.

Exactly, I didn't want to say it but as you did, yeah. Maybe he could get some money driving a taxi or a minibus for a school before AI takes hold? That's certainly what I would try and do at that point.

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41 minutes ago, 201p said:

On a more serious note - smartphone or not, there aren't any jobs out there. Less people go shopping on the high street, so where are the jobs?

Amazon warehouses, until the robot pickers are rolled out.

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6 minutes ago, leonardratso said:

he should get a job testing chips, looks like he's well qualified.

I'd love a job like that. And taste testing crisps and beers. B|

Well done to the guy for speaking his mind. He's got enough hardware to ensure he can conduct his job search. Why on Earth did the advisor say that? o.O He needs to be spoken to by his superiors as there will be some who may follow the advise and unnecessarily get themselves in a financial pickle. >:(

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12 minutes ago, 201p said:

Exactly, I didn't want to say it but as you did, yeah. Maybe he could get some money driving a taxi or a minibus for a school before AI takes hold? That's certainly what I would try and do at that point.

Something like that, or home help for the elderly with tax credits to top up the income.

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17 minutes ago, Kilham said:

Amazon warehouses, until the robot pickers are rolled out.

I can't see him walking 10 miles a day in there -3 strikes and your out thing.

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Unfortunately that guy is most likely stuffed. I don’t know his backstory regarding work history. I’m assuming he has worked and is trying to get another a job?

All I can say to him is I wish you well but you’re going to struggle because the lack of jobs out there is very real!

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4 minutes ago, Van Lady said:

Unfortunately that guy is most likely stuffed. I don’t know his backstory regarding work history. I’m assuming he has worked and is trying to get another a job?

All I can say to him is I wish you well but you’re going to struggle because the lack of jobs out there is very real!

I was told there were no jobs in NI 10 years ago , 100,000 Eastern Europeans moved here and got jobs 

The locals still say there are no jobs 

Hard circle to square 

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15 minutes ago, Malthus said:

I was told there were no jobs in NI 10 years ago , 100,000 Eastern Europeans moved here and got jobs 

The locals still say there are no jobs 

Hard circle to square 

IMO the locals can’t compete with what EE’s are willing to be paid!

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1 minute ago, Van Lady said:

IMO the locals can’t compete with what EE’s are willing to be paid!

Na , just think they above working on a food processing factory because they got 1 gcse 😀😀

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1 minute ago, Malthus said:

Na , just think they above working on a food processing factory because they got 1 gcse 😀😀

Leaving aside the generational benefit seekers in my area I don’t see the workers in the area turning up their nose at work.

As I mentioned upthread the job centre tick box expectation is that a job seeker currently must be prepared to travel up to a return journey of three hours to earn minimum wage.

I’m assuming you want to work to support yourself so would you be happy to embrace that scenario? 

For the record I would not be at all happy to have a three hour daily commute for minimum wage. I doubt I’m alone in feeling rage about that situation!

Hopefully I won’t be in that situation but if I was I could possibly flip and perhaps assault a job centre employee because of the utter insanity of that scenario. If it’s minimum wage it would have to be walking distance for me.

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2 hours ago, 201p said:

On a more serious note - smartphone or not, there aren't any jobs out there. Less people go shopping on the high street, so where are the jobs?

London admittedly, but my daughter is on a gap year before uni and looking for full time work locally (London suburbs) and there are absolutely tons of retail jobs out there - she gets interviews within one day and job offer the next, had several. Admittedly they don't pay a lot for London living costs but some almost £10 per hour.

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1 hour ago, UmBongo said:

I'd love a job like that. And taste testing crisps and beers. B|

Well done to the guy for speaking his mind. He's got enough hardware to ensure he can conduct his job search. Why on Earth did the advisor say that? o.O He needs to be spoken to by his superiors as there will be some who may follow the advise and unnecessarily get themselves in a financial pickle. >:(

I have a job tasting gin. The slight problem is that I don’t get paid for it and I have to buy the gin. :)

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1 hour ago, Malthus said:

I was told there were no jobs in NI 10 years ago , 100,000 Eastern Europeans moved here and got jobs 

The locals still say there are no jobs 

Hard circle to square 

Imagine being an employer and you have two applicants for a job. One is a twenty year old Polish girl with perky breasts and a tight figure. She's willing to work all the hours available because she wants to save her money and go back to Poland in a few years.

The other is a 40 year old mum that has two kids. She can't work overtime as she has to pick the kids up from school. For a couple of months a year she will struggle to work as the kids are on holiday.

Which applicant do you employ?

I know a student that lost her part time job in a restaurant as her studies got in the way of work. The restaurant probably employs an EE'er in her place...

Yeah, it's all very well telling people that the jobs are out there. However competing with people that live ten to a house isn't fair on British workers.

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10 minutes ago, null; said:

Without a doubt there are unemployed people who just don't want to work, I've come across a couple over the years.

But for those who do want to work, lets take an example from my home town. The local (illegal) traveller camp rent caravans to around a dozen EE's, I have been told they pay £40 a week rent and there are 3-4 of them per caravan. Not sure what the arrangements are for leccy and heating, certainly they pay no council tax. Lets say their all in housing cost is £50 a week or £200 a month. They are all in their early 20's, single (some may have partners back home).

Lets compare that with say a local guy living in the cheapest rental in town, a 1 bedroom house share (essential a bedsit) at £400 a month.

So its a race to the bottom for the workers, just as the globalists want it. Perhaps that local guy could compete if he was willing to live rough in the woods and eat squirells?

Yes! It’s all very well folk moaning about benefit claimants but your example sets out the problem for single folk. Baby factory females are ok until they’re not when their gravy train is axed. I don’t care about them.

My empathy is towards single people who work at any job but get nowhere in life. IMO it makes folk very angry being in that situation. I am very angry that I’ve worked in shit low paid jobs and also tried very hard to improve my circumstances when I became an enforced single parent twenty five years ago.

I gave up ten years ago. Fuck it. No point in trying to get on so I do as little as possible regarding work these days. I admit to feeling very resentful about my life circumstances despite trying, IMO, to earn more more to make life easier. In my experience not earning much has left me feeling left out, isolated and unable to do things that others don’t give a second thought to doing. I don’t want to go abroad on holiday, stay in fancy hotels or dine out.

I’d be happy with a weeks holiday in the uk, not fussed about eating out because I like my home cooking but it would be nice to afford an occasional novel trip doing something different from my usual stuff to keep my spirits up. After all variety is the spice of life!

The last time I went on a whole week holiday in the uk was twenty five years ago before my first child was born!

There are not enough jobs to give the majority a chance of decent standard of living without resorting to benefits.

I never thought I’d say I hate Great Britain, now the uk, but I do. I hate it and think it’s going to end up in civil war, dire poverty and unprecedented illness due to food chain/environmental pollution. I have two adult kids so take an interest. If I had no kids I wouldn’t care at all about the global clusterfuck we’re forced to live in.

Humanity civilised? I don’t think so. Personally I think overall human beings are a virus on the earth and I would welcome the eradication of humans from the planet. Yes, a harsh view but from a resentful perspective of having to struggle and feeling left out of the icing on the cake in life albeit not too bad circumstances overall in life. How many are more resentful than me? I imagine that there are countless millions worse off than me and their resentment will be more than mine.

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