I went to the supermarket and said “I want your best meat for $9 a kg”. They said I could have pre-cooked sausages or the cheapest mince for that. But I wanted good meat! So I went to other supermarkets and butchers. Some wouldn’t sell me anything for that much, none would supply the quality I wanted. They say I’m mad to think I can set a below-market price and still get the quality I demand. But, when this business does it, they’re the victims.
(btw, you’ve got to love the recruitment manager who advises people to offer 50 cents an hour more – “people will move jobs for that”, as if it’s a good thing when people a skint enough that they’ll switch jobs for $20 a week).
Update – whoops, forgot the ‘satire’ tag and now people are advising me where to get chicken wings on special.