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The workers and their rights

22 December 2013, 09:31

I stand here this morning gazing thoughtfully at my workers, contemplating what actually goes through their minds at this time whilst they mill around like sheep.

Next week is Christmas, the following is New Year and they - for now - have jobs which will enable them to feed their families and go into 2014 employed and with money in their pockets.

The problem of course is that they are all now politicized and free – they have rights and this country is theirs – and they don’t feel like working for a multitude of reasons.

The water on site doesn’t taste good enough – it’s tasteless, the sun is too hot and we haven’t provided – given – them hats, the wages are too low – though they were good enough when they signed their contracts as they had no jobs and no money - and we’re just a bunch of racist whites because we’re able to offer them jobs and now want them to work. How uncool of us!

So many valid reasons for not wanting to work but missing the point completely which is that if I wasn’t here then they would not have jobs, nor wages, nor money, nor homes, nor food, nor clothes, nor cell phones, nor cars.

Is my reasoning wonky here or have the people – these owners of all they see around them – become so political, and bloody-minded, that they cannot see the wood for the trees?

Is that the sum total of what democracy and the ANC has given them, stupidity?

They have my company and I in a fix right now and they know it. I have targets to achieve, deadlines to meet and I’m running out of time whilst they stand around demanding, singing, and sulking.

They have rights, and all the power, and they’re going to push me as far as they can, knowing that I will have to eventually cave in and give them what they demand or I’ll not be able to complete my contract.

What they don’t know – nor seem smart enough to realise – is that next year I’ll be back here, working on the 2nd stage of my contract after coming to an arrangement with my contractual partners to continue, in spite of labour problems - actually because of them.

My partners and I know that labour in SA is unreliable, lazy and militant so we make allowances – between ourselves – to accommodate them and thus not jeopardize ourselves.

Therefore, in the new year, I’ll get rid of these troublemakers and get other people in who are desperate, and need money and jobs, and they will do the work - for a while until the whole process begins again.

My contract will eventually be fulfilled, and I’ll be paid, and I will go on to fulfil many more contracts, and get paid again and again, whilst the militant, owners-of-all-they-see, lazy, desperate, uneducated, unqualified and frankly useless workers will continue to starve, be taken advantage of and no doubt continue voting for the ANC.

Good luck suckers, let me know how that works out!

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