Beneath this innocuous-looking image lies the angry ranting of a disenchanted Englishman:
"The availability of this sign is a sign of the times, bad times. Service Industries reign, no one manufactures anything anymore. (or so it seems)
This sign (and the others that are also listed) are from a very old firm (Yorkshire Traction of Barnsley) that was bought out by a multi national company (Arriva) and then closed down and demolished. Ensuring that tradition, heritage and local jobs were trashed.
'Re- located to purpose built premises' was one of the lame excuses they used to explain the closure. - Of course it wasn't to sell the land for the new housing estate now planned for the site.
Asset stripping is alive & well!
Before the closure they did manage to put these shiny black gloss (self indulgent and fussy) signs up for their ‘ever so important’ managers.
Well I suppose now that industry has all but gone we could all get jobs working for the Government. If we all worked in public services everything would be fine, we just wouldnt be able to import anything because we wouldn’t get the money from exports, - we cant export service industries - every country has already got their own.
Of course that means we will be starved of everything we do import (which is virtually everything) and so we would have to make stuff for ourselves, so it seems very silly to get rid of industry in the first place!
The moral of this (very short) story is this; If a nation manufactures what it uses, grows what it eats and exports the surplus then it will be a happy wealthy place to live. However if you invest in service industries to the determent of this simple maxim, then you will perpetuate what we have now.
George Osbourne is right to tax more, he just hasn’t gone far enough. Only when the last self indulgent snob is cleansed of consumerism and ‘must have’ syndrome will enough will be enough. (Mrs Osbourne will be very upset)
His latest statement that the people living on benefits now will have to get jobs, sounds good but - and it is a big but, what jobs does he mean? I have looked through the Job centres Nation wide to find jobs that are not in the service industry and there are none! Creating more service sector jobs is madness! Service industries do not create wealth they only consume it!
The only way forward is to encourage manufacture, agriculture and export by ensuring tax breaks, incentives and higher than service industry wages. It is high time that the respect hierarchy was reset to reality and reality is; Manufacturers are rare and pen pushers are ten a penny. It is high time we operated using real unadulterated market forces, the trouble is, the pen pushers promulgate the rules and so all of you are deceived.
Industry became so top heavy with these clones of real people that it toppled over and so they fled to infest the service sector where they have rapidly multiplied. The NHS is so overburdened with the costs of administration - that they they keep commissioning their ‘in house’ pen pushers to do studies that always seem to conclude that savings need to be made in treatment and patient care- and to administer the changes more pen pushers are needed.
Same for the Police! In Bradford the force cannot now leave the building because of the burden of paperwork - they even have a questionnaire for thieves to fill in - on how they felt they were treated and a complaint form, including an appeals on appeals service with final decisions being made in Brussels. Madness!
I have friends in the Fire Service Police & the NHS who have retired early with huge wodges! I know of many that get full pay while being suspended or ill through stress some never go back yet get paid! Teachers who cant teach, cant cope and cant work through ‘getpaidfornowtitis’ The whole service sector is so corrupt it could do with another, longer word to better represent it. What is different about their unemployment to a poor sod on benefits!!! Oh yes I forgot! The unemployed are called malingerer’s and parasites and blamed for the countries ills, while this lot do nowt, get respect, fat pensions and paid for being ‘stressed.’
And what about those who say ‘I worked hard at University to get a degree I should therefore be paid more’?
This has always puzzled me! To be given the privilege of higher education (and while they are being educated they certainly are not working) and yet not bright enough to understand that knowledge in itself shouldn’t (in a fair world) ensure lots of cash, and that reward should be commensurate with contribution, and not to be able to grasp such a simple moral fact , shows an ‘elitist’ attitude of momentous proportions.
After all Degrees are ten a penny, I turned up at York Uni to fix a tap and they gave me one! (sociology but hey!)
I think the unemployed ought to go on strike for more money!”
Sam Ismail was given a piece of paper by Saatchi and Saatchi and told to turn it into a job - so he used it to advertise for a graduate placement on ebay to see how much people would bid for it. Having organised the auction so that he would be the winner, Sam managed to completely freak Saatchi and Saatchi out - they made him cancel the auction and enthusiastically refused to give him the graduate placement that he had been looking for. Interesting what happens when advertising companies become victim to creative thinking!