The Job Pool

Dear Peg and Friends,
I heard recently, a Green Politician talking a lot of nonsense about how they would create umpteen jobs. And where were they going to get all these jobs from? Why they are going to come from a programme that they are pushing. ‘The insulation of all NZ homes’. Well this for my mind is not an ongoing career opportunity. In fact it’s a very short term operation. Once you have insulated any home that’s it, and very soon you will find you have run out of work. Possibly 80% of existing homes here are already well insulated. To put it bluntly, this is dopey suggestion. Do we want these deep thinkers in Parliament, who in my book are just taking up space.
However there are jobs out there, but we need to do some rearranging first. The fishing industry is one that immediately jumps to mind. A very large lump of fishing quota was handed over under the Treaty Settlement. I suspect that it was meant to provide employment to ‘Our People’. And did this happen? No it didn’t. What did happen was the work was farmed out to fully manned Foreign vessels. The owners of the rights, now only manage the money stream. I’m sure this was not the original intention of the gift. What I would now like to see changed is:- ‘To hold and keep your quota, you must actually work and fish it yourself’. ‘Try that for size’. You have four years to get boats and crew organised, starting now! If you can’t manage this, well give the gift back, move on and let someone in who can. Politely tell the foreign boats now fishing our waters they can return home.
Another area that bothers me, and that’s the scheme of bringing in droves of natives from the Islands to work in the Horticultural area, while we have hundreds of our, ‘Out of work’ who find this kind of word too hard, or perhaps too time consuming, or not even to their liking. Or interfering with their ‘Play Time activities’. I would suggest to the benefit recipients that their next pay cheque, if they still want to receive it, will be paid to you at such and such, orchard. Pull your usual stunt of making yourself unemployable, come payday you will end up with a big fat zero.
Is that all? No, I would like to reopen the timber industry which got locked up and closed a few years ago. This was a disgraceful situation when Labour required Green support to form a Government back in Helen’s time. A timber Mill was happily cutting Beech in a self regenerating programme. In spite of hundreds kilometres of Beech Forest this small operation was an anathema to the Greens. So it was purchased by the Labour Government who closed down. The timber workers were sent down the road. This is the idiotic thinking the Greens are capable of. A token sum was given to the Local Body which they just fritted away. Some of these folk who have got themselves elected into positions of power have no business ability what so ever, and really couldn’t even organise a party in a Brewery. They should have dug their toes in and retained the Mill, which was a winner and providing jobs. I can’t put a figure on how many lost their jobs, but a good guess would be over two hundred and that’s not counting what to expect in the down stream benefits as well. I would now like to see that operation reinstated. There is a huge timber resource just going to waste on the West Coast that is screaming for exploitation, which in no way will interfere with any existing tourist activity. The irony of this ongoing proposal is that these idealistic people who are enforcing it, don’t even live within a thousand kilometres of he area, and probably would be lucky if they even visited once a year.
Another area that I have noticed that must be in constant need of ‘Carers’ and that’s in the ‘Elderly Care’ industry. These institutions are staffed you would think by the United Nations, their pool of labour is from Polynesia,  Philippines or where ever. In fact the list is endless and why is this? And are these people especially qualified? No, these overseas people are just looking for work not trained in any special area. At their homeland, if you don’t work you don’t get paid.
You may have formed the opinion by now that I have some connection with the unemployed. I actually have none, but I’m sick and tired of listening to people telling the media how difficult it is to find employment. Well perhaps it is, if we are continue down the path of giving away all our work to overseas folk. And pay our own labour pool large benefits to stay at home. It will never change either, if we continue to vote stupid people into positions of power.
Love at all from Christchurch,
Wally
I heard recently, a Green Politician talking a lot of nonsense about how they would create umpteen jobs. And where were they going to get all these jobs from? Why silly they are going to come from a programme that they are pushing. ‘The insulation of all NZ homes’. Well this for my mind is not an ongoing career opportunity. In fact it’s a very short term operation. Once you have insulated any home that’s it, and very soon you will find you have run out of work. Possibly 80% of existing homes here are already well insulated. To put it bluntly, this is dopey suggestion. Do we want these deep thinkers in Parliament, who in my book are just taking up space.
However there are jobs out there, but we need to do some rearranging first. The fishing industry is one that immediately jumps to mind. A very large lump of fishing quota was handed over under the Treaty Settlement. I suspect that it was meant to provide employment to ‘Our People’. And did this happen? No it didn’t. What did happen was the work was farmed out to fully manned Foreign vessels. The owners of the rights, now only manage the money stream. I’m sure this was not the original intention of the gift. What I would now like to see changed is:- ‘To hold and keep your quota, you must actually work and fish it yourself’. ‘Try that for size’. You have four years to get boats and crew organised, starting now! If you can’t manage this, well give the gift back, move on and let someone in who can. Politely tell the foreign boats now fishing our waters they can return home.
Another area that bothers me, and that’s the scheme of bringing in droves of natives from the Islands to work in the Horticultural area, while we have hundreds of our, ‘Out of work’ who find this kind of word too hard, or perhaps too time consuming, or not even to their liking. Or interfering with their ‘Play Time activities’. I would suggest to the benefit recipients that their next pay cheque, if they still want to receive it, will be paid to you at such and such, orchard. Pull your usual stunt of making yourself unemployable, come payday you will end up with a big fat zero.
Is that all? No, I would like to reopen the timber industry which got locked up and closed a few years ago. This was a disgraceful situation when Labour required Green support to form a Government back in Helen’s time. A timber Mill was happily cutting Beech in a self regenerating programme. In spite of hundreds kilometres of Beech Forest this small operation was an anathema to the Greens. So it was purchased by the Labour Government who closed down. The timber workers were sent down the road. This is the idiotic thinking the Greens are capable of. A token sum was given to the Local Body which they just fritted away. Some of these folk who have got themselves elected into positions of power have no business ability what so ever, and really couldn’t even organise a party in a Brewery. They should have dug their toes in and retained the Mill, which was a winner and providing jobs. I can’t put a figure on how many lost their jobs, but a good guess would be over two hundred and that’s not counting what to expect in the down stream benefits as well. I would now like to see that operation reinstated. There is a huge timber resource just going to waste on the West Coast that is screaming for exploitation, which in no way will interfere with any existing tourist activity. The irony of this ongoing proposal is that these idealistic people who are enforcing it, don’t even live within a thousand kilometres of he area, and probably would be lucky if they even visited once a year.
Another area that I have noticed that must be in constant need of ‘Carers’ and that’s in the ‘Elderly Care’ industry. These institutions are staffed you would think by the United Nations, their pool of labour is from Polynesia,  Philippines or where ever. In fact the list is endless and why is this? And are these people especially qualified? No, these overseas people are just looking for work not trained in any special area. At their homeland, if you don’t work you don’t get paid.
You may have formed the opinion by now that I have some connection with the unemployed. I actually have none, but I’m sick and tired of listening to people telling the media how difficult it is to find employment. Well perhaps it is, if we are continue down the path of giving away all our work to overseas folk. And pay our own labour pool large benefits to stay at home. It will never change either, if we continue to vote stupid people into positions of power.
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