Tuesday, April 13, 2004

I was just wandering how to get noticed by the admins at blogger.com, so I thought by writing this is may get some attention. Not that I want attention, just popularity, but I'll pretend that I don't want it when I've got it so I don't sound like I want to be popular, just that I am.

Where was I?

Well, I thought I'd write today about today. I've finished my job as kitchen monkey at La Porchetta (apperently a large franchise) pizza restaurant. It was shit, I must say. also feel inclined to mention that a company of its size (over 100 restaurants in Australia, and expanding to NZ, Japan and the USA) shouldn't be paying it's lower employees (any for that case) cash in hand and scamming the tax-man.

I know that all big companies tend to scam the tax-man, why almost all major multi-national corporations have a scam going, and the scam known as the United States of America has been well documented over the years. Sorry for that rant but I need to vent sometimes.

If there's anyone out there reading this and gives two shits (and works for the Australian Tax Office), please let me know (I won't give you my email, you'll probably know it already, "Big Brother IS Watching"). I wouldn't mind a few dollars for whistle-blowing (if you can call it that, more logic I think) I could do with some cash to see this country.

So if this has got any attention, from anyone, let me know, I need attention!

Sunday, April 11, 2004

It's been (another) while since my last blog, the connection to the internet at the hostel has gone and it's taken me until now to be bothered to find an internet cafe. Stupid library won't let me use they're computers for blogging, bastards.

Anyway, back to the point.

I've found the break from blogging over the last week quite useful to be honest, I am a fan of breaks, tea breaks, toilet breaks, cigarette breaks, if I sound like a slacker, that's because I am. I also think that today's slack generation ("generation x" as they used to call it) get a bad reputation for being slack. I mean, if there was anything worth working for I'm sure (some of us) would put in a little more effort.

It's dawned on me that's it's been over ten years since the first publication of "Generation X" (by Douglas Coupland, read it if you haven't) and the themes and ideas that run through the story still seem true to life in the twenty-first century world. Twenty-somethings are working McJobs for minimum wage (at least it's good in perspective to sweat-shop work and child labour) and have absolutely no goals or ambition. That is except to drive to secluded areas, sit around, talk and smoke tremendous amounts of cigarettes. Now we can't even afford an education to get the well paid job to leave behind for luxurious life of generation x.

I don't really know where I'm going with this, it's all off the top of my head which could be a good or bad thing. But it seems to me that society has cut out the middle man of education, to leave us as un-intelligent socialites. Well, at least I'll have a McJob when I'm seventy.