JOBSEEKERS need family connections just to get work sweeping up fish entrails, it has emerged.You couldn’t even get a meat processing internship
The employment shortage means that personal contacts are required even to get roles traditionally reserved for people who went to sleep in their GCSE exams.
Jobseeker Tom Logan said: Theres no point in applying to be a part-time trolley collector unless youve got friends in high places, like Rhys on the fish counter.
I remember when you could just walk into a job unloading fridges from a lorry or squirting liquid beef into pie casings.
“These days you cant even pick up clothes off the floor in Primark unless the weedy security guard wearing an Action Man jumper is your brother-in-law.
Shit jobs were a lifeline for ordinary kids like me who would rather get high than study. Now its all about who you know, not what you dont know.
Recruitment consultant Donna Sheridan said: Cronyism was mostly restricted to politics and the media, such as being made school dinners czar or writing a column about boats for the Daily Telegraph.
Now Im starting to hear stories from clients who say they cant get a job at McDonalds because they weren’t in the right tutor group at the local comprehensive.
This unfairness means people doing low-paid jobs could soon be as incompetent as their bosses, so you might have to wait ages at the chippy while the counter staff have a brainstorming session on ‘creative potato frying’.”