Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Is There Nothing Jobless Can Do? FEEDBACK

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Is There Nothing Jobless Can Do? FEEDBACK

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UNEMPLOYMENT is the biggest problem facing the nation. I am a typical unemployed young person facing a lifetime on the dole.

The job centres keep moaning at the unemployed to get a job. Our response is "Where are the jobs?" I did not go into the bank to see a cashier. I withdrew my money from a cashpoint. I went to the supermarket to do my shopping. I purchased some French apples, German sausage and Danish bacon. I did not go to a checkout with an assistant. I went to a self-service till.

I went home and switched on my Chinese computer and applied for jobs online. I did not bother sending letters through the post. I used emails.

I do most of my shopping online; it is far more convenient than using local shops.

I then sat down and listened to music on my Chinese MP3 player and watched a film on my Chinese television.

I know that these Chinese goods may be made by Chinese slave labour who work in appalling conditions for starvation wages but I get cheap laptops, mobiles and games consoles. …

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