Unemployment LO30662

From: Alan Cotterell (acottere@bigpond.net.au)
Date: 10/06/03

Replying to LO30641 --

Terje, I believe 'unemployment' is a psychological problem. In Australia,
(and particularly Japan) we are conditioned to believe that if we don't
have a permanent job, we have low personal worth. Our social security
people are paranoid that someone receiving the dole might be working and
supplementing it.

This means that there is a quantum leap between being unemployed and

In most of our towns we have 'Sunday markets', however these don't seem to
attract the entrepreneurs amonst the unemployed. Also our council bylaws
prevent the concept of 'barrow boys' being realised.

Personally, I am semi-retired, however I'll never be 'unemployed', I won't
accept that condition.

If I was really in that situation, I'd do the lot, rort the system and
even dodge the taxman.

Best Regards,
Alan Cotterell


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