You sure?

There is not a person on earth who thinks that a new job can be created in the UK for an investment of £1,500. That is not possible.

Piffle. Ghastly piffle too.

How much investment do we need to “create” a job? OK, let’s say we’re going to go dig out some of those ditches around Ely to keep the Fens drained. We need what? Pair of gumboots. OK, upgrade to waders. And a shovel.

So, we’re done, job created for £50.

We need – Snippa keeps telling us we do at least – more carers. The investment needed is what? A mobile to tell her where to go and when. A white coat nicked from the doctor’s pile?

OK, sure, we can start to talk about the investment required to create productive jobs, that’s true. But then if we were doing that then we’d not be talking about green jobs, as Snippa is, would we?

8 thoughts on “You sure?”

  1. I would hope that new jobs don’t cost this amount of money. Imagine getting a job at Novavyt and instantly creating £1500 of value by producing a new covid tester or 2

  2. “OK, let’s say we’re going to go dig out some of those ditches around Ely to keep the Fens drained. We need what? Pair of gumboots. OK, upgrade to waders. And a shovel”

    You’re forgetting the mandatory “Elf N Safety” training, a second worker to act as “Safety Person” (or whatever gender neutral term is currently appropriate), plus traffic lights & barriers to partially block the road in order to give said workers the required separation from traffic. Then you need to factor in disposal of the muck, and whether planning permission or a Flood Risk Activity Permit is needed:

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/d1-waste-exemption-depositing-waste-from-dredging-inland-waters

    O.K. so I’m being facetious, but this is the reality of doing almost any type of public works in the Peoples Republic of Englandistan today…

  3. If we are talking about the government just creating jobs by using taxpayers’ money to make the unemployment figures look better, surely litter picking would be cheap. Not only that, it would be actually provide a useful service.

  4. For a short while I had created a job by purchasing a motorized ground sweeper and taking on short-term contracts to clean parking lots.

    I think it cost me $1,800, including the bin and shipping.

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