A Local Businessman Writes
As a local businessman and employer of nearly eight persons, I wish to express my absolute support for the current government's drive to get more people back into work. I regularly receive applications for employment from people who are fit, able, hard-working and enthusiastic. Clearly this is not acceptable.
What my business really needs are individuals who are obviously too ill to work and would pose a serious risk to their own health and possible a hazard to others if they were forced into roles which were beyond their capability.
Failing that, we need people who are workshy, slovenly, untrustworthy and incompetent. It is only right and proper that these people should be obliged to apply for the many many positions that are waiting to be filled and, like most employers, I am more than happy to favour them over more suitable applicants. Or, at least I would be if we actually had any vacancies at the moment.