Comments: Hidden losers of Labour's jobs machine

My name is haseeb-ul-haq.
My father name is ANwar-ul-haq.
I am job their labour.
I live In Pakistan.

Posted by haseeb-ul-haq at April 23, 2004 03:36 AM

I read with interest your article in the Sunday Times today (16/5/04)...

I'm aged 45, a qualified accountant, registered with Hays Accountancy Personnel (and many other agencies) in Surrey for over two years looking for temporary work...

Number of Assignments from Hays - zero
Number of Interviews from Hays - zero

Assignments from other agencies - 4months

My self confidence - zero

Am I depressed ?

More like suicidal and now wondering what to do with the rest of my life if I'm unable to work properly again.

Is Britain working?

Not for me it ain't - and I can't be the only one.

Posted by Joe at May 16, 2004 11:05 PM

So much for 'full' employment. What of the 40s+ group in society? The world is a cold place for them! The Labour Party has succeeded in bureaucratising whatever liberal policies there were regarding supplementing income. It was once possible to pick up 'Temp' work easily and quickly - not any more! Not only that, older people faced with higher unemployment rates have to support the 'Nanny' state in quite another way! We now pay for the new mums and dads to enjoy their leisure leave and nannies, while we suffer all sorts of discrimination! I am lucky to have some sort of freelance work to supplement income, but what a precarious state to be in, once other family members become ill and income must be guaranteed!

Posted by krystyna wareing at May 18, 2004 04:25 PM