Mittwoch, 27. Februar 2013
Precarious employment. How many millions of people have to earn their livelihood with minimal income? As a 400-Euro-worker or even a one-euro-worker? How many are as temporary workers in the dark about their financial situation in the next half year or month? The monthly unemployment-cheering message on television shows usually no information about that issue. The days are gone when the unions announced on posters "On Saturdays, my dad's with me" and demanded the free Saturday. Today, fathers, and probably because of the "social justice"also mothers, are torn between the demands of state taxation and the consumption needs of their children. So it may become necessary to make a living also on Sundays. Who would deny one's children proficient use of "smart phones" and "Apps"? This expensive electronics that conks out easily in the washing machine or on the pavement wants to be financed. The following applies: save chances so the little ones, when they are grown-ups, can navigate the fiscal hamster wheel well. In the work break the big ones are expected making new children quickly, but the babies will be taken away by caring state so the break in the rat race becomes not too large. "On Saturdays, my dad's with me, but Sunday in the second job." That was my caricature formulation of 2004. Today it would have to be after all that has now happened, rather aptly: If Dad does not appear at his workplace on Saturdays, he will need a good excuse there on Sundays.