Unemployedhack has taken time out to conduct extensive research into the attitude towards the jobless, the increasing contempt towards those who have lost their jobs and are seeking work.
The armchair analysis accessing settee-based statistics has revealed that those condemning the unemployed are full of hot air, terrified out of their wits or too unintelligent to recognise they could be next.
As the unemployed – young, old; black, white; men, women – are scapegoated this research intends to help those making crass judgements question their own stupidity.
What the research reveals.
What they say: What they mean:
Get a job! Please prove there is work available. I’m scared.
Unpaid work experience is good! I will pretend all unemployed are inexperienced.
Don’t be a job snob! I’ll pretend my qualifications will keep me in work.
You did the wrong course! My qualifications won’t change while others do.
You’re in the wrong industry! My industry won’t change while others do.
Stop being lazy! As a go-getter I’ll just go-get. I will! Won’t I?
You’re wasting time on dole! I secretly resent that you don’t work where I do.
You’re enjoying the dole. I hate my job and love afternoon telly.
Be self-employed! I have no understanding of casual work at all.
Stop demanding job security! I’m sure I’m indispensable. I’ll always have a job.
Do any job available! I won’t have to do any job. I’m important at work.
My taxes pay for your hiatus! I’ll feel smug while I can because I fear I’m next.
You’re a failure! Blame individuals – don’t question the system!