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British workers filling majority of low-skilled job openings - welcome back home, Poles!


Xromium 2 | 21
20 Feb 2014 #1
So, what do you think of this?

theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/19/british-workers-low-skilled-jobs

The radio phone in show today described the arrival on a building site of several Poles offering to work at rock bottom wages ...will they now work for below rock bottom wages?? Come back home, I say! We have lots of rock bottom paid work here!
jon357 63 | 14,280
20 Feb 2014 #2
the arrival on a building site of several Poles offering to work at rock bottom wages

We have lots of rock bottom paid work here!

We also have a minimum wage - something that people fought for. Though that's pretty close to rock bottom anyway.
OP Xromium 2 | 21
20 Feb 2014 #3
Though that's pretty close to rock bottom anyway.

Market forces at play??

Brits on their building sites - at rock bottom prices
Poles on their building sites - at rock bottom prices - but with added gorzalka to keep us going

The consumer wins - right?
Monitor 14 | 1,820
20 Feb 2014 #4
If British are becoming bigger part of low payed workers in Britain that either because less immigrants come or because now immigrants get better payed jobs.
OP Xromium 2 | 21
20 Feb 2014 #5
immigrants get better payed jobs

and which immigrants are these...?
Wroclaw Boy
20 Feb 2014 #6
The consumer wins - right?

were all consumers, its just that some can afford to consume more than others.
OP Xromium 2 | 21
20 Feb 2014 #7
some can afford to consume more than others

Sure - and when our compatriots return to Wroclaw, Warsaw and places in between, they will consume that little bit more - leaving poor old sods like us, living in MaleMiasteczko, to pick up the meanest of jobs - if there are any. Maybe the Brits can keep them
jon357 63 | 14,280
20 Feb 2014 #8
The consumer wins - right?

As long as the builders are sober enough to do it right maybe.

Though people fought long and hard for certain standards of wages and if salaries are constantly forced down, who will the consumers be? Pixies?


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