"Even if you are 1 in a million, there are 1,300 copies of you in China."
The following is by Stuart Goldsmith:
" Something critical is happening in the UK – and most people
are missing it!
We are undergoing a revolution in the low-wage, unskilled
sector due to immigration from Eastern Block countries.
That’s GOOD news if you’re middle class and skilled, or upper
class and/or wealthy.
The question is... Why?
Well, it's because, you’ll be able to get unskilled labour
and basic ‘tradesman’ services far cheaper than you did before.
Your cost of living will plummet.
But it’s VERY bad news if you or anyone you know is unskilled
or engaged in manual labour.
Here are three examples of ‘wake-up calls’, which happened
just this week.
Wake Up Call #1:
An unskilled friend of mine, male, aged 50, is currently
pushing a paintbrush for me to pay his mortgage after being
made redundant from his job as van driver.
He was on £10 an hour, which only just gave him a living
wage. He didn’t want to do the long hours and the low wages.
He’s just heard they’re now paying £5.20 an hour for the same
job and there’s a queue of East Europeans begging for a
£5.20 an hour is eight hundred a month and that’s just
totally impossible to live on if you have a couple of kids
and rent to pay. His wife works 11 hours a day taking in
ironing and STILL they could not manage when he was getting
£10 an hour.
Meanwhile... his son (age 21) is moaning like hell because he
has to get up at 6am to drive to Walthamstow where he’s an
unskilled labourer for a double glazing company.
He’s thinking of telling his boss to shove it because it’s a
bit early for him and he doesn’t enjoy the travel and the
hard work. He likes to go our drinking with his mates of an
evening and would prefer a job with a later start so he can
get more kip!
Wake Up Call #2:
I mentioned the guy who valets my car in a previous
newsletter. He’s a good friend and has always done a
brilliant job. He charges me £40 a time. You will recall he
was moaning that his customers seemed to be dropping away.
Have you seen the ‘hand wash’ car places springing up? Drive
into an old garage forecourt and six Poles spring into
action. They do a brilliant job. It takes ten minutes and
I can’t think why my friend is short of work...
But short he is, and so I called him yesterday to offer him
some work assembling racking in my store. It’s grunt work and
I didn’t want to do it. I offered him the equivalent of £15
an hour. He accepted. After a couple of hours, when I took
him a coffee, he said: “I’ve been thinking. I really need to
earn more than this a day. Can you up the rate?”
I was actually a bit shocked as I thought £32,000 a year for
putting up racking was pretty decent.
I told him no, but please, only do this work if you haven’t
got anything more lucrative on.
He didn’t come back today. I had to take his racking apart
and redo it as it was a dog’s dinner.
I moaned to a pal about this last night and he said he knew a
Romanian guy who was desperate for work. He gave me his
number. I just got through showing him the job. £8 an hour
and he is totally delighted to have it.
He’s working fast, efficiently and intelligently – twice as
hard as my unskilled friend who ‘needs’ to earn more than £15
Then I read in The Mail (that bastion of truth and top
quality journalism!) that 6 million households in the UK have
nobody in them earning a single penny.
Okay, it may be 4 million or 3 million, but... there’s
trouble brewing and you DON’T want to be on the wrong
financial end of it.
What that means is if you are in ANY kind of ‘unskilled’,
lowly paid routine job, you had better watch your back.
Better than watching your back – it’s time to get skilled,