he BBC has today reported that the pizza franchise Domino’s is desperate for staff to work in their southern branches. A former employee of the chain says “We could fill 1,000 jobs across the UK tomorrow if we could get candidates to apply for them.”
The problem is apparently due to the tightening of immigration laws. Chief Executive Lance Bachelor apparently believes his problem will be solved in 2014, when the migration laws surrounding Romanians and Bulgarians are relaxed. Mark Harper, UK Immigration Minister believes that the problem is actually the wages the firm’s staff are being paid.
The question is, why is the UK allowing this to happen? There is an insane amount of controversy surrounding ‘immigrants taking our jobs’, but are the residents of Britain prepared to work the jobs they’re taking anyway?
In 2011, Channel 4 interviewed a Somalian man named Jamal Osman, a refugee who has now lived in the UK for 14 years. Jamal says “So, why do foreigners do the “undoable and unwanted” jobs? Simply, most of us had a tough life in the past. And if our countries were safe enough to live or prosper then we shouldn’t have come here in the first place.
Most Brits cannot really understand what is it like to live in extreme poverty and to starve. But people like me have gone through days without eating. And simply, fear of hunger, fear of failure is our main motivation. We don’t want to go back to our old life”
Think about it: Who normally takes you home at 3am after your Saturday night out? Who serves you your kebab? Who picks the fruit for your Sunday morning recovery smoothie?
There are jobs out there that are completely undesirable. Low paid, hard manual labour, and terrible conditions. Would you do them, when you can get more money on the dole?
Here’s to the foreign workers who provide for our country.