Posted by alexandra_k on December 11, 2016, at 4:10:06
In reply to Re: still here, posted by alexandra_k on December 11, 2016, at 3:41:14
and it's probably alright.
in the time since i've moved down here...
i got through a semester...
i may have student accommodation sorted for next year (still working on that)
i may have a motorcycle (progress is being made, very probable, indeed)
which is more than i managed to sort in a couple years in auckland.
i'm just sick to death of... idling about the swamp. which is how things have felt, rather, since returning. like people are happy for me to waste my life yakking to work and income workers about how they can't stop automatic payments without letters from my landlord and about how i can't move on to more suitable accommodation without eviction letters from my landlord...
why do we hire them?
when there are so very many smart and hardworking and willing kids about the place?
why can't we seek out and reward all that is good?
because it will only go on to move up and out and away?
maybe it wouldn't be so determined to do that...
if we stopped treating it like sh*t
if we stopped insisting that only the stupidist and nastiest was fitting for here...
she'd never have gotten a job in the private sector, i understand that
but why we aren't happier with a higher turnover of capable people in the public sector, i don't understand
couldn't be doing a better job of undermining the public sector than if that was the specific intention
couldn't be doing a better job of exterminating maaori than they are doing with nominating the particular (selfishly interested) leaders they are nominating
(though somehow it's racist to say that)
i don't understand why we have to be the trashheap of th eworld