…for the government to suggest that, in a time of national crisis, some ‘creatives’ might want to have a look at working in a office for six months?
I feel genuinely conflicted on it. I fucking abhor this current government and would gladly slap a few of them, and quite a lot of people whose opinions I respect are calling it out as total bullshit, but at the same time I was sort of brought up to never turn your nose up to or at work.
If we can put the sadly unrealistic ideals of a functioning welfare state for all, and the cynical diversionary tactics of these charlatans, to one side, is there any sort of reasonable middle ground here, where you can think we’ve moved too far away from valuing manual or semi-skilled work without being glibly written off as a massive gammon?
I expect the answer’s no, but I’m interested in if there’s any sort of range of opinion on it.
There already is. I applied for a job as a retail manager at a local coffee shop/bakery chain and was declined and messaged that there were 280 applicants and theyd closed the job 2wks earlier than advertised.
I used to use a few agencies. One of them, might have been Reed, made the number of applications public. I’m going back two years, but I was applying for data entry and warehouse jobs and the count was over 1,500 per vacancy.
People that have to will try and find those sorts of jobs, there just won’t be any of them.
The few people I know in ‘creative’ jobs, like acting etc are all independently wealthy, hence they can try and carve out a career in that line anyway.
I don’t know if your experiences are true of a wider scale.
Most people I know of (mates of mates, etc) who’ve made a few quid acting or with music have genuinely been working class. Perhaps it’s a geographical thing, idk.
I mean, I find it funny that there are some really entitled rich kids out there thinking they’re Bob Dylan. I signed on once and heard someone saying they were only interested in acting work. Just think it’s a very, very tiny minority who are massively entitled and away with the fairies.