It’s been a troublesome 5 years for me in some ways, a deliriously happy one in other ways. Break up from ones family, the loss of a house and a business are the bad memories, while being in a loving relationship and enjoying a full naturist lifestyle are the happiest.
Overall the biggest downer in all this time has been the lack of work since 2010 and the general apathy that most companies and businesses have, when it comes down to employing people over the age of 45. The job centres don’t really give a monkeys whether people have jobs and the way you have to write CV’s now, by the time you’ve finished one and read it, you don’t even recognise that the person you’re reading about is actually you. I doubt people read them, they’re all read by machines(PC’s),who pick out the “white words”.
People with an experienced work ethic, should really be able to walk into jobs, bringing all the wealth of knowledge and guile which comes from many years of working hard. Unfortunately this is not the case as many businesses employ “Bimbo” people, who look nice “young and sexy” but are rarely up to the job. Some can’t even speak good English. They do this so they can control them like puppets and treat them like the recently relaxed employment laws allow, shabbily ! Added to this they can pay them less and program them like computers. I actually know of a ‘HR Department’ interviewer near here who is interviewing people over 40 and he is only in his early 20’s.
Supermarkets are an obvious example as they look to cut costs and improve profits at the expense of the customers, who receive a poorer service, lacking in charm and quality. Look at Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury they cut the experienced long serving staff at the till, say they’re improving customer care and quality. They then make you checkout your own goods at machines, which nearly always need a human as they beep in the wrong tone. The queues at these or the human checkouts at peak times, is normally just as bad if not worse, but of course it’s ok for the supermarkets, as they now only pay one human supervisor rather that 6or 8 till staff, now that’s customer service. Aldi and Lidl have less customers but they also have less tills, they work at breakneck speed and give you little space or time to pack before asking you to move along.
The Co-op tends to be just as bad, as they run out of essential items most days and also tend to have the least number of staff in the evening times, which can be as low as two on non delivery nights. If there’s more that three people in the queue you just hope they’re all not buying very much. Now that’s quality service. The average age of staff is also a problem when it comes to customer service, managers under the age of 30 should never be considered as they lack any real business experience or tact, they end up being “android management” just being programmed to do what the head offices say.
When you consider this and the fact that most supermarket staff seem to work under the rule ” I’m staff so I have right of way…please move”, you get the more than true picture that quality service is something businesses aren’t in favour of and only profit is. I know of one shop where all the goods people come in to buy, aren’t actually on the shop floor the staff then have to go upstairs or down, while the customer waits getting annoyed. To me this is nonsense, imagine going into a Rolls Royce showroom to buy a Rolls Royce and seeing a load of Skoda’s on display in the showroom.
To be really honest how can you expect younger people to add-ear to the standards set before,when they haven’t had the grounding we all had growing up ? We had to do chores at home after school,we had to tidy our rooms.How does the sayings go “cleanliness is next to godliness” and “a place for everything and everything in its place”
Most young people live in messy rooms, don’t do chores and many don’t even wash everyday.
Now young people like acting grown up but don’t or didn’t have the quality grounding that our parents gave us.I suppose doing chores is seen as child abuse these days ?
Well thank you for reading this post (or rant as here..lol) I’ll carry on looking for a job that I can excel in, but until then you’re stuck with me…catch you all again soon or as they’d say now in “Quality England” “tnx 4 readN dis post… ctch yall agn sn”