Could unemployment be alleviated by a return to labour-intensive jobs?

Situations Vacant

Smart person wanted, apply within,
I buy a new suit but fail the written test;
Handyman required, call in for details,
I'm asked how am I handy, I say
I live just round the corner;
All-rounder needed, apply now!
They don't want a man with a 40-inch waist;
Man- or girl-Friday sought badly,
Please leave footprint at front door,
My bunions have a lot to answer for;
Subjects needed for drug trials,
Must be fit and healthy,
I cough and limp past the poster;
Pro-golfer requires old caddy,
At last one for me! But the guy
Wants a Georgian tea-chest;
Short persons needed for Snow White
And the Seven Dwarfs,
I audition on my knees and beg for a chance;
At last, a professional job, Wanted: Draughtsman,
I got the job, by the way, in a re-opened coal mine,
Squeezing a pair of giant bellows to create a draught
So the miners down below can breathe a little easier.

Chris Fernie, 2009

Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2009-07-24 at 23:49

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labour can be a joy. It's all in the attitude and thanks for the fun in reading this