Boomers Up In Arms Because Millenials Choose Surfing Over Work During Corona
Amongst all the corona angst and the resulting masses of unemployed, often young people (millenials) the boomer whingers are still turning out in force to accuse young jobseeker recipients of bludging.
Apparently restaurant owners across the nation are having trouble finding casual staff, because what casual staff may earn is similar to the current double jobseeker payment. (Around $2000 a month). There are rumours of many of them frequenting beaches and surf spots rather than looking for work.
At the same time the Victorian health minister is blaming millenials for not social distancing (unless it’s in the government approved form of working at Bunnings or taking part in a faketevist BLM protest).
On one hand they are supposed to be working, on the other they are meant to stay at home.
That about sums up all the confusing advice handed out by the government in these strange times.
Now, as for businesses who want to hire casual staff : why would anyone in their right mind take on a casual job right now, if they could lose that job again in a month’s time and then have to reapply for jobseeker and not have any money for weeks? In fact, the same goes for permanent jobs. With corona still going around, there are no guarantees that there may not be another massive shutdown, especially if things spiral out of control in Victoria.
I guess the go-to casual workers relied upon in such a situation would be Kiwis and foreign students from India and China who are now thin on the ground.
And we are not really talking about a few hours a week casual which still leave you with a partial jobseeker payment, but jobs that should be permanent- part -time with longterm employment guarantee and benefits.
Business owners who have had the benefit of exploiting their staff for decades are now dumbfounded as to why people would rather go surfing than work in appalling , unstable conditions.
Since the economy is now good and fucked for years to come, due to unnecessary shutdown, I think surfing is a great option and should be encouraged . It gets you out in the fresh and sun, plenty of vitamin D and of course you are also social distancing ! At least you cannot be blamed for wanting to kill Nanna.