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31 August 2011 @ 07:50 pm
Frak You.  
Dear People,

I like my work, really do. Office work isn't so bad most of the time but for two weeks now people make it really difficult for me to find any sympathy for them. If you don't want to work and rather let the general government pay for you, then that is your thing but do not expect me to back you up.

I work since I was sixteen, first at the organic shop a few hours a week, then since 2007 full-time. Not once have I stopped and while I sometimes feel like I'm going under, I do not succumb to the wonderful life of unemployment.

'Cause lets face it, here in Germany it's apparently okay to be unemployed, you can actually be proud of it, and it's frown upon to tell people to find a job.

You have now idea how many names we get from the Federal Employment Office to fill our open slots and maybe 5% of them actually call us and start to work. If at all.

Those times make me remember why Germany is going down the ladder and not up and I'm no longer willingly to finance the gold lifestyles of those people with my hard earned money.

FYI, I am talking about the facility management branch. We need people to work max. 1h 50mins each day (six days a week). That's not exactly hard work, is it?

No love,


(I do not mean my f'list. I know how hard you guys try to find work. We are looking for so-called 'minijobs' (max. pay 400€) and still people whine about how much work it is. ARGH!)
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purplejade: [SGU] - crush / comfortpurpletrance on August 31st, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm so sorry to hear that. :( I really cringe when I hear about people being offered awesome jobs and then not taking them, or taking them from someone else who really would have done a good job, and they themselves do badly, thus knocking out the good worker. It's unfair! :(

Sorry you have to go through that, Merc. I'd work with you if I lived over there! My state is in a serious recession - I'd be thrilled to have a minijob.

/shakes head Some people!

PS: I love that you used the 'frak you' Chloe. :D
Amandaamanda_is_wacky on August 31st, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that's a similar scene in most Western countries sadly. It's certainly the same in the UK too. It really irritates me when people sponge off the state while the rest of us are working hard and paying for them.

What annoys me more is when people decide to have loads of kids that they can't afford to have. And so the government gives them shedloads of money and a house so that they're suddenly better off by doing this and not working than if they did work. So they don't work and they have more kids coz that means more money.

And then I think when I was in Zimbabwe where the people all worked long hours for shit pay and I rarely heard a complaint. That really puts people (Westerners) to shame.

(Okay, probably overgeneralised a bit, but there we go!)
Billbilly_red_ocean on September 1st, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean...Ich mein, ich bin nicht grundsätzlich gegen den deutschen Sozialstaat, es gibt nur zu viele Leute, die es einfach ausnutzen...ich bin aboslut für diejenigen, die obwohl sie ne 40-Stunden-Woche haben trotzdem Sozialhilfe brauchen...ganz davon abgesehen, dass ich chronisch unterbezahlt bin und bei passender Gelegenheit schon längst noch nen Nebenjob angenommen hätte...
Bones: SGU - Rushobsessed_psyco on September 1st, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
I hate people who don't try to find work and think it's ok to be a sponge. I only have a part time job but hopefully uni will lead to a full time job really quick.

There is a guy at my work who came to us and hardly does anything. He's a nice enough guy but at work he sucks. He keeps saying; "Minimum wage, Minimum work!" He doesn't seem to understand that's not how life works. It makes me so angry!
misswellesmisswelles on September 2nd, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
Oh my god people like that need a good smack! People who are laze and don't want to work annoy me. There are jobs out there, quite a few of them...its just that these lazy people don't want to "stoop down to" being a trolley porter in a supermarket or work in a factory or whatever. People are far to used to having everything handed to them on a plate these days.
Bones: Xena - Xena and Aresobsessed_psyco on September 3rd, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
I agree. To be honest, there are a lot of people out there who are handing in CV's to our shop who genuinely want to work and I can't help but think that they should fire this guy and hire someone who will actually do something. I mean it's a part time job while he's at uni, why does it need to be perfect? He should take what he can get and he can complain once he's qualified.

Not to mention he should count himself lucky for having a job at all. There are a lot of people I know who are looking for a job, any job, and can't get one!

Jenniferjr_moon on September 2nd, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
Es gibt die Leuts die gerne Hartz4er sind, klar. Aber ich kann dir das ein bisl relativieren, weil ich 5 Jahre suchen musste um einen Job zu finden, der mir noch nicht mal die Miete bezahlt. Die Arbeitsagentur hilft dir nämlich nicht. Ich hab kein einziges Jobangebot von denen bekommen. Meine Freundin bekommt nur Jobs die sie gar nicht machen kann weil sie überqualifiziert ist (eine Doktorandin stellt man nicht als Vorzimmerdame ein), aber sie muss da hin. Mein momentaner Chef bekommt auch die unmöglichsten Leute vorgeschlagen, die den Job gar nicht machen können.

So schwarz-weiß ist es nicht, so einfach in D Arbeit zu finden auch nicht, glaub mir. Und ich würde auch nie einen 400 Euro job machen weil der dich nicht von der ARGE losbringt. Man will dann auch einen Job um da nicht mehr im System zu sein. Du musst auch mal den Stundenlohn sehen. Ich bekomm 10 Euro. Da hab ich ja als Call-Agent mehr bekommen. Und ich hab einen Uni-Abschluss, da stehn die meisten unter 20 Euro ja gar nicht auf.

Deutschland muss umdenken lernen, was das anstellen der Leute angeht. Wir brauchen Mindestlöhne und die meisten Menschen eine Chance, die sie im Regelfall gar nicht bekommen.

ankareeda: sparky_bwankareeda on September 10th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Deaniedeaniebtvs on September 22nd, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, it's the same everywhere. Though, as a doctor, the thing that gets me is all the people applying for disability. I actually had to tell someone that being fat and diabetic does not qualify you. I had to bite my tongue to not tell her that she needs to do what millions of fat diabetic people do and get off her ass and go to work!

*hugs* Some people suck.