06 October 2012
Saturday Satire : Jobs
Paddy and Mick worked together in a textile mill and both were laid off, so they went to the Job Centre to see about getting unemployment benefit.
When asked his occupation, Paddy answered, "Panty Stitcher. I sews the elastic onto ladies cotton panties."
The clerk looked up panty stitcher on his computer and, finding it classified as unskilled labour, he gave him £80 a week unemployment pay.
Mick was next and when asked his occupation replied, "Diesel fitter." Since diesel fitter was classed as a skilled job, the clerk gave Mick £160 a week.
When Paddy found out what Mick was getting he was furious. He stormed back into the office to find out why his friend and co-worker was collecting double his pay.
The clerk explained, "Panty Stitcher's are unskilled labour and Diesel Fitters are skilled labour."
"What skill?" yelled Paddy. "I sew the elastic on the panties. Mick puts them over his head and says:
Saying - "Yep, diesel fitter!"
Planted by Sage at 6:30 AM