She opines on the sandwich controversy:
… the Greencore Group, which is setting up the new sandwich-making factory in Northampton to serve Tesco, M&S and Sainbury’s, appears to have done everything by the book. It hung a large sign on the site of its new development inviting applications, and recruited 50 workers from a job fair in Corby, 20 miles away, where a sandwich factory had recently closed. It also justified its recruitment drive in Hungary not just by the shortage of local applications, but by the relatively low unemployment in Northampton and by the fact that, as the HR director said, sandwich-making was “not always the kind of work people have wanted to do”.
Well, no. But aren’t we supposed to take what we can get, rather than hold out for the managing director’s job (while being bankrolled by the poor bloody taxpayer)?
And yet, and yet … How much, I wonder, is Greencore proposing to pay its new recruits? Would it have had better luck attracting a largely homegrown workforce if it had offered a higher rate?
Maybe it would. But maybe it wouldn’t have found the contact viable and so wouldn’t have bid for it?
You do understand that businesses exist to make a profit for their shareholders, don’t you Mary, and not as a sinecure for the otherwise-unemployable children of the middle classes to practice ‘work’?
I mean, writing as you do exclusively for the left-wing press, it’d be understandable if that was your impression…