Poor people love their sh*tty zero-hour jobs, claim capitalist pigs

The pigs from Animal Farm
John Shafthauer

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!

Confusion 

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.

Transparent

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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