(by SockPuppet ~ working for the dole @ Chez Hall)
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is not a brain surgeon or Einstein but he is still smart too and he has said it is not unreasonable to ask job seekers to make 40 job applications a month despite complaints from business that it would increase red tape and be a burden on businesses:
”What we want is job seekers who are active, not passive,” Mr Abbott told 2UE radio.
”It is not an unreasonable expectation or aspiration that we have … we want to ensure that people on unemployment benefits really are serious in looking for work, but we don’t want to unnecessarily burden small business,” he said.
Now I am not good at arithmetic but I have a brother who has a calculator he brought at Woolies for $5 (see
So I asked him to run some numbers and he says it tells this:
550,000 dole bludgers X 40 = 22 million mostly useless job applications per month
22 million X 12 = 264 million (mostly useless) job applications per year
And I am not Einstein either but I reckon there are nuthing like 264 MILLION jobs being offered in Australia every year.
Not even close.
My brother says its probably less than HALF A MILLION and that his Woolies $5 calculator says:
264 million divided by halfa million = 528 applications per job
I will say it again:
Tony Abbotts plan means businesses will get an average of 528 applications for every job.
Or even more because most dole bludgers will not be applying for top paying jobs like:
- CEO , Rocket Scientist, Brain Surgeon, Computer Genius, Nuclear Physicist, Head Chef at the Hilton, Malaysian Airlines Pilot
Or even not-so-top-paying specialist jobs like:
- Train Driver, Lion Tamer, Teacher, Social Media Expert, Senior Writer @ The Age, Lawyer, Adventure Activities Instructor
No, most dole bludgers would be looking at low-paid and low-skilled jobs like:
- Laborer, Factory Hand, Clerk, Shop Assistant, Waiter, Council Worker, Vic Roads Sign Holder
And this means most jobs could get up to 1000 applications.
And that is alot of work and might even create morejobs just to sort out the duds from the real and the shit from the clay sorta thing.
Is that Tonys plan? Create a whole new type of job called:
Job Application Shit Sifter
Or does as I think Tony Abbott needs a $5 calculator just to bring him up to speed?
He can borrow my brothers.