Wednesday, September 1, 2010

With the money from her accident she bought herself a mobile home

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
They say that you get more right wing as you get older. But then they say a lot of shit. I must confess however that as the years roll by I do find myself ever more prejudiced against the fat, the religious and 'people' who take an active interest in hurling. Yet I cling to my self-image as a lefty commie liberal douchebag who believes in all that crazy shit like science and the possibility that homersexuals might be human too. This often leaves me confused. As in the case of the proposed 'work for dole' scheme. Clearly this is a load of right wing cock designed to be shoved down the throats of those who are unemployed through no fault of their own. It will take jobs away from the qualified and serve merely to polish the government's unemployment figures turd. But, you know what? I kind of like it. It appeals to my inner Maggie Thatcher. I'm convinced based solely on my shaky impression of the life of this one guy I know that loads of people are sitting at home raking in almost as much as me for playing xbox all day. And while a little granny arse-wiping might not be their idea of the dignity of labour, it's sure to make me feel briefly better about my daily grind of commute. class, commute, kids, commute, class, commute.

Jesus, but I need to get back to work.

8 Johns and Janes for the comment whore:

Rosie said...

it's as well i'm not religious.

i'm all for it, on the grounds of shoving positive mental health initiatives down the throats of those who are unemployed through no fault of their own. i reckon they'll do well out of it. it's the poor fuckers managing centres and projects staffed by reluctant granny-arse wipers suffering from x-box withdrawal that i'd feel sorry for.

so there.

Helen said...

I feel more sorry for the grannys who have to suffer through being cared for by reluctant (and untrained / unvetted) arse-wipers

Conan Drumm said...

Helen makes a very salient point.

It currently takes the geniuses in FÁS SIX MONTHS to process a Garda vetting form, even where the individual being vetted has always lived at the one address.
So, for example, if you get a place on a CE Scheme where vetting is required you will sit on your hands for six months until you can start. Meanwhile, the vulnerable people who are supposed to benefit from the scheme do not receive the care the scheme exists to provide.

I hope Eamon Ó Cuiv fires a lot of people in FÁS. If he doesn't his plan is doomed from the outset.

Gimme said...

Rosie:
You'll have noted that I left the Irish speakers alone.

Helen:
True, true.

Conan:
Wow. I assume that the figures will say that the hand sitting person is doing the job while this goes on? It's all so horribly Yes, Minister.

Conan Drumm said...

"I assume that the figures will say that the hand sitting person is doing the job while this goes on?"

No, because they're probably still claiming... but if they're of a mind NOT to be hanging around and do get a job or a place on a scheme that does not require vetting clearance, then the process starts from scratch to fill the place they were originally offered.
FÁS (cost to the State = €1Bn) needs to be filleted from the ground up. It's very wrong, I know, but I have happy fantasies where I am put in charge of FÁS or the HSE.

Gimme said...

Conan
Your fantasies are considerably more altruistic than mine.

Conan Drumm said...

PS - the final Kafkaesque straw - if the person does have Garda clearance from a previous employment (say a creche), FÁS still requires a NEW, FULL background vetting. The period covered could run to decades, including periods when the person was in another jurisdiction. And if the person originates in another jurisdiction...

The more I think of it the more I reckon Ó Cuiv is possibly being set up. Eamon, if you or one of your political advisors happens across this please give me a shout. We spoke once before, about that other matter.

Snifflecry said...

a pornocracy / pornacratic - the colour is gray - left gimme - stay left

 
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