Poor people love their sh*tty zero-hour jobs, claim capitalist pigs
Some people like having zero-hour contracts. They enable a person to maintain a balance between their work and social life. But this statement overlooks low-paid jobs and the fact that:
PEOPLE WITH FUCK ALL MONEY OR JOB SECURITY CAN’T AFFORD A SOCIAL LIFE!
I guess you think that the 65% of people who are happy with their zero hours contracts and work life balance (compared to 58% of all workers) are either stupid or evil then? https://t.co/QizYhKNmmQ
— Tom Harwood (@tomhfh) October 4, 2018
There’s a willful attempt here to confuse things. On the one hand, we have:
- People with good jobs who can afford to maintain a situation in which they aren’t guaranteed work every day.
These people are ?.
The other group are:
- People who have zero-hour contracts because their employer realised it gives them the freedom to not give employees work whenever they feel like earning a bit more money.
These people are ?.
When people talk about the issues with zero-hour contracts, they are talking about those who are ?. Pointing to the ? people as evidence there’s no problem is like using the autobahn as proof that motorists should be able to do 120mph in a school zone.
….Isabel Oakeshott = should not only take a zero hour contract, but try one on minimum wage! #questiontime #BBCqt
*I am sick of the #BBC trotting out & advocating for right wing borderline fascists
— Art of Kuriology (@strangecurios) October 5, 2018
Of course, there’s a very good reason why the right wing tell us we love shitty jobs. It’s because they know people are on to them, and that leaves two options:
- Fix the problem.
- Lie through their fucking teeth.
Although if you’re a Tory, that’s really only one option.
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