I'm glad I have a job, I'm glad I have a job I actually like. I-like probably everyone else- have had some REMARKABLY shit jobs in the past and so am never one to take my current employment lightly. There is great satisfaction in being employed, and more so in being self employed.
It was with real interest that on Friday I saw a young man sitting on Westmorland street with a sign saying, nay, demanding someone employ him. It said 'EMPLOY ME". And that's all it said.
It stuck with me. I want to go back and find him and tap on on the shoulder and say, 'Are you for real?"
A young, white, relatively attractive bored looking man sitting on a duffel bag with a sign saying 'EMPLOY ME' in Dublin? Who does he think is going to stop? Who are his targets? What employer is he attempting to snag?
I must be turning into a Daily Mail reader or something, but all I could think when I saw him was 'Go out and get a bloody job like the rest of us!' Plus some channeling of my mother 'Nobody's going to drop anything on your lap, go look for it.'
I need to read the Guardian more. My liberal lefty pinkie commie spine is crumbling.
Labels: I'm a little bit spooked myself