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Jobs Summit: Celebrating 3 years of success

Written By: - Date published: 12:14 pm, February 28th, 2012 - 34 comments
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A comment from BLiP:

Don’t panic.

It’s three years since the National Ltd™ “Job Summit”.

Won’t be long now . . . I’m really looking forward to the 3000km Kaitaia-to-Bluff cycle way, the nine-day fortnight, and the $1 billion contribution from the banks plus $8 billion from government to invest in job-producing industry.

I mean there’s been such a great start on the freeze on regulation and enforcement activity to achieve minimum standards in all sorts of areas.

Can’t be long now before we start to see jobs being created . . .

John promised.


34 comments on “Jobs Summit: Celebrating 3 years of success”

  1. Colonial Viper 1

    Yes its been three years of success. John Key’s net worth is higher now than it was 3 years ago. SUCCESS!!!

  2. Ianupnorth 2

    Most of the ‘cycleway’ round our way was made via PD people, so no new job creation there……

  3. alwyn 3

    To be fair there are certainly some jobs being created by the Cycleway.
    There is a story in today’s Dom/Post of a Tokoroa company which is constructing sections of the cycleway in the Bay of Plenty. I can’t find the story on-line unfortunately.
    It is a bit unclear as to how much of their business is building the cycleway but it appears to be significant.
    At one point it says that they have “narrowed their focus from building highways to constructing sections of the national cycleway”, which seems to imply that it is now their main business. At another point however the story talks about them building and maintaining forestry roads.
    Given they employ 82 people it has obviously created some jobs.
    There is of course one other full time worker in the cycling industry. Trevor M appears to do little else but ride his bike these days.

    • Colonial Viper 3.1

      Given they employ 82 people it has obviously created some jobs.

      82 people employed by the cycleway?

      That’s only 3918 short of the 4000 that John Key promised. At this rate of job creation the cycleway project will hit National’s 4000 cycleway jobs goal in roughly 140 more years.

      • alwyn 3.1.1

        Come on CV. As the story said, and as I noted, the company ONLY works in the Bay of Plenty.
        They also said that the cycleway enabled them to provide very good training opportunities for people.
        Correction. The story was in Monday’s, not Tuesday’s edition.

        • Colonial Viper

          Really? So how many of the 4000 promised cycleway jobs have been created then if you wish to exclude those 82?

          After 3 years have they got to the 10% mark (400 jobs) yet?

          Perhaps we should be willing to accept that the whole thing was a PR stunt and was never designed to create thousands of jobs.

          • Bored

            When it comes to Shonkey Donkey I am so fekkin bored bored bored bored bored bored bored bored!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Wheres my fekkin cycleway?????????????? (I think I might have posted this question 300 times now, proof that persistance in the face of pig ignorant NACT leaders is proof of their pig ignorance).

  4. Clashman 4

    “narrowed their focus from building highways to constructing sections of the national cycleway”,
    They have substituted highways for cycleways, I doubt they increased their number of employees much, if at all.

  5. Tom Gould 5

    Key is claiming today that they have created 62,000 jobs so I guess there will be no trouble getting these lazy solo mums off their backsides and into work. Right? Just like big Paula did.

    • vto 5.1

      “Key is claiming today that they have created 62,000 jobs ” That is an are you serious face moment.

      Bullshit. That will be another one of John Key’s blatant deceptions. 62,000 jobs may have been created but I betcha at least 124,000 jobs will have been lost during the same time period, or alternatively the workforce will have expanded by 124,000 people, both of which Key will have decided to not mention thereby creating a dishonest impression.

      Just like when John Key said only about 1% of land sales were to foreigners. He deceptively included, for example, all DOC land. If he had referred only to land that was saleable then the figure is about 7%.

      Key is trying to deceive.

      Deceitful bastard

      • rod 5.1.1

        Which government ministers besides Key and English would be a hit on Paul Henry’s new TV show. ” Would I Lie To You” Just asking.

    • starlight 5.2

      So when key says he created 62000 jobs,he had second thoughts and threw all of them back
      onto the street,he’s a muppet.
      I wish there was some honest statistition that would give nz the ‘right ‘ figures instead
      of the ‘pie in the sky’ numbers being fed to all nz’ers.

  6. CnrJoe 6

    And toilet cleaning and flippin burgers are now aspirational honourable professions. who saw that comng? 

    • infused 6.1

      A job is a job. Stop your whining. This is the problem, thinking you’re above it.

      • felix 6.1.1

        What happened to “high-skill, high-wage economy”?

        Given that up already eh?

      • Draco T Bastard 6.1.2

        A job is a job.

        Nope, a depressing, underpaid job is a waste of time and resources. This, IMO, pertains to a large %age of the work in NZ. this government seems to want to increase that %age.

        • infused

          A waste of time and resources is people sitting on the dole doing nothing. Even if it pays the same as the dole, you should be working.

          • Kotahi Tane Huna

            Bullshit. I mean actual literal bullshit. You can earn $80 a week above the dole before you start to get reductions in dole payments. After that it’s 70c in the $.

            How are people supposed to measure your mythical “same as the dole” in this context?

          • CnrJoe

            infusion – do you even think as you type?

          • Draco T Bastard

            A waste of time and resources is people sitting on the dole doing nothing.

            And people going to a depressing and underpaid job is worse – the job doesn’t pay enough to cover the basics never mind doing anything else. It also affects the persons psyche – going to a depressing job isn’t going to do wonders for you and still being in financial stress at the end of the day won’t help. Tell me, why is it that you actually want to break people?

            Even if it pays the same as the dole, you should be working.

            If the job paid the same as the dole it wouldn’t be paying enough to cover the extra expenses of going to work so what would happen in such a case is that the people going to work would, in effect, be paying to do so (although it would probably be through government subsidies).

            • NattyM

              Yes Draco and other fixed costs are still the same – transport, child care, work clothes etc – no matter wether you’re paid the pittance of the minimum wage or on the astronomical sums managers and chiefs execs like to pay themselves these days. and in fact it can even be worse as the people in these sould destroying jobs are treated like crap and given split shifts, part time work etc.

      • bbfloyd 6.1.3

        well spoken, for an utter ignoramus infuser…….i won’t bother to explain to you what you already know…. simply point out just how small the game you play is……it’s your willful stupidity masquerading as malice,(a common trait among tories and tv journalists) that has people looking at us like someone they thought they knew and liked…. but have just discovered something nasty about us….

    • Treetop 6.2

      In Charles Dickens day it was chimney sweeping and begging for food.

      History does have a way of repeating cycles because of the policies of the wealthy e.g. slave labour and increase profit regardless of who or what you harm.

      • Colonial Viper 6.2.1

        Child labour laws are a pain in the ass. We could be a much more efficient economy if 13 and 14 year olds could be sent to work the mines. On youth rates of course, no more than $9/hr.

        Even then they should be grateful: that’s a lot more than you would earn doing the same job in China, Somalia or the Sudan. See what a great country NZ is!

      • bbfloyd 6.2.2

        we’re halfway there now…. we now have people begging for food( some who have jobs)… we just need to set up the chimney sweeping corp…. as an unintended aside, the requirement to start building houses that have chimneys large enough for a malnourished child to climb into will create a building boom……

        perfect…. at last, a good reason to build houses….

  7. Tombstone 7

    National have all but admitted by the way of their welfare announcements that they are totally ignorant as to just how seriously NZ is currently lacking in jobs and that as far as they’re concerned it’s all pretty hunky dory out there in Jobland. Arrogant, nasty bastards! Trouble is come the next election they’ll already have done the damage much to the joy of their wolf whistling, arrogant supporters. Bunch of bastards!

  8. just saying 8

    Among Mr Shearer’s principal advisers are his Chief-of-Staff, Stuart Nash, and policy-consultant, John Pagani.

    From Chris Trotter’s latest blog. Finally confirmation from an insider.

  9. NattyM 9

    So when is someone going to make John Key accountable? For the last three years plus, he opens his mouth and makes all manner of promises, best case announcements, hardly any of which come to fruition. Nobody then seems to hold him to task for yet again getting it wrong. But it’s the whole of the Cabinet. They just have to say something our our pathetic unquestioning media just blithely report their fatuous utterances.

  10. fender 10

    If only these Nact clowns could read, they thought it was a jobs plummet requisition. Idiots

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