The Fall of the Epsilon

‘“All Australians who are capable of working should be working — ideally for a wage but, if not, for the dole,” the Assistant Minister for Employment Luke Hartsuyker said.’

So we’re laying off 16,000 government workers and then we’re going to get ‘young’ people to work for the dole? What task will they be doing that they can’t be gainfully employed to do rather than becoming underpaid people?

I know there are a bunch of you who think everyone should be working and ‘dole bludgers’ need to get off their ass and get a job. But there really aren’t the jobs to go around for everyone.

If the ‘work for the dole’ scheme means these people will be getting below minimum wage for the work they do then this is criminal of our government. If the jobs they are made to do are undesirable then it’s even worse. After all you entice people to do the worst jobs by paying those people more, not by forcing people to do it for below minimum wage.

Quick rant, hopefully you get the gist of what I’m trying to say… is this is the beginning of our “Brave New World“, are these people those who will go on to become the “Epsilons” of our society?

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