I did a bit of digging and looked at what kind of a job you can get if you want easy money. How about a job where you help children from the ages of 8 to 13 become involved in local government? A vital service I should have thought. Something essential, at a time when we owe billions and are taxed to breaking point?
Here it is - in the Guardian of course! :
Do you have experience of working with groups of children aged 5 to 13? Are you committed to ensuring children having their voice heard? We are looking for a dynamic individual who will take on the challenge in supporting our participation work.
You will assist with and then also lead, on the planning and running of the Children’s Forum with the Children’s Participation Co-ordinator. The Children’s Forum is a borough-wide group open to children aged 8 to 13 who wish to be involved in Council decisions. In addition to this, there will be other participation projects you will work on, for example in schools and play centres.
Nice work if you can get it, and you can get it if you are a loser who cannot get a proper job. So this is where the Council Tax and the Government subsidies are going.
Or this one from the Department for International Development:
At DFID, helping poor people means tackling diverse challenges like addressing climate change and helping to bring peace and stability to conflict affected states...
If you are passionate about the impact learning and development can have on individual and collective performance and you want to be a part of our fight against world poverty, we may have the role you've been looking for.
Starting salary will be £41,900 (National) or
- £45,381 (London) progressing to a maximum of £51,424
- (National) or £55,188 (London)
This all sounds very worthy, but, I thought we were in a terrible financial crisis, right here, in the UK. I have been told we are indebting our grandchildren and that our triple A rating is under review. So, WTF is this?
It is not the fact that there is anything particularly wrong about these jobs, it is that the Government has created, either directly or indirectly, over Five Million of them since it came to power. These are being paid for by increased borrowing and increased taxation in levels which are strangling the nation.
I say enough is enough.