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Advice to the jobseeker

19 September 2012, 10:03

So. You want a job. Why should I, or any other potential employer, give you a job? What qualifications, skills, and experience do you bring to the table? What value will you add to my company?

“We want houses. We want service delivery. We want jobs.”

These demands have been heard since the dawn of our “new, improved” democracy back in 1994. The mindless masses have been selling their votes for promises of Utopia – where everything is free.

Let’s look at some of the reasons why these demands cannot be met:

“We want houses.”

Nowhere in the Constitution does it state that anyone can demand, and be given, a free house. This ploy has been used by corrupt ANC politicians to garner votes and to make money on the side – by allocating tenders to family members and friends – who deliver sub-standard buildings.

Many of the RDP houses are sold, or rented out, by the original owners – who move back into shacks and then demand free houses again.

“We want service delivery.”

Why should you have free service delivery in your township – free water, free electricity, and free garbage removal – while I have to pay for mine? Have you ever seen me littering on my sidewalk the way you do? Why do I repair the leaking tap outside my house while yours is leaking away hundreds of litres a day? Why do you get away with illegal electrical connections to the power grid – while I’d be arrested if I were to do the same? And your TV license? I dare you to give me the name of the inspector, and date of the last time someone checked your license.

“We want jobs.”

Doing what? Have you ever looked at the qualifications (certificates) of the jobseekers? 95% of all the certificates I have seen are totally worthless. Religion Studies, Life Orientation, Agricultural Management Practices, Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, Home Language, Additional Language. Pass mark 30% to 40%.

The only place where unskilled people can be accommodated is in the government service – and they are overstocked with incompetent employees as it is.

So it comes down to this:

The private employer is expected to spend enormous amounts of money and time, training and educating the newly employed “jobseeker.” Or to employ them as cheap, unskilled labour – gardeners, cleaners, house maids, and tea girls.

I am not prepared to employ anyone – black, white, pink, or purple – as a gardener or servant on my property, or inside my home – I simply do not trust anyone enough. And I firmly believe that this is the main reason why my house has never been burglarized. I mow the lawn and make my own tea.

At my company I am not prepared to spend thousands on training – and the loss of production – through employing unskilled, or semi-skilled personnel, or those with dubious qualifications.

So, dear Jobseeker, if you’re looking for work, you have to get proper qualifications and meaningful skills before “demanding” a job.

But, here’s the rub. With the collapse of the educational system in this country, more and more poorly educated school leavers will be looking for jobs – and they will be unemployable too.

“We want jobs,” will remain a pie in the sky.

Sad. But true.

PS       If this post sounds racist to you – that’s your problem. Get over it.

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