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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    A two pronged approach eventuated, with "government apprentices" basically phased out and industry refusing to train new lads. Companies were fully prepared to go head-hunting to find people (then pay more to attract them) instead of growing their own people.

    The second problem was (still is) the "careers advisers" in schools.
    Apart from having zero clues about employment opportunities, they were drawn from the academic world and simply regurgitated the "you must go to university" approach. This does not suit all students and a heck of a lot thrive in a vocational environment / want to produce things with their hands / don't want a student debt.
    That sounds like a familiar story. Sad part is it keeps repeating itself across many vocations, for various reasons. Talking with a chap today who took part in a careers day in a specialist vocation recently. Yes there's good money at the elite end in this vocation, problem is the cost of training is crippling and the percentage of students who make it to the elite end is small, thus a good number end up with a student debt with no short term possibility of paying it back. This then leads to them either changing vocation or disappearing overseas.

    The apprenticeship approach definitely paid dividends, but hey that's hindsight...
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    Just on an interesting note , the " original " meaning or version of " slave" was an indentured apprentice. I.e you were bound to a teacher until you went out on ur own...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian d marge View Post
    Just on an interesting note , the " original " meaning or version of " slave" was an indentured apprentice. I.e you were bound to a teacher until you went out on ur own...

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    So in some ways nothing has changed aye? Slave to a teacher/master or slave to a student debt...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaFe View Post
    i don't think that we should worry so much about the future of work
    I'm going on the dole so that the oldies can keep me in a lifestyle I'm accustomed to ...



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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaFe View Post
    i don't think that we should worry so much about the future of work
    Not worried but forewarned is fore armed so to speak.

    Farrier in 1905 " Arh.....them there automobiles will never take the place of horses"

    Typist in about 1980 " But who would do the Bosses typing"

    Motor Mechanic 2017 " electric cars....they are years away"

    Royal Enfield Buyer " Indian quality is just as good as 1950's UK"
    DeMyer's Laws - an argument that consists primarily of rambling quotes isn't worth bothering with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    Not worried but forewarned is fore armed so to speak.

    Farrier in 1905 " Arh.....them there automobiles will never take the place of horses"

    Typist in about 1980 " But who would do the Bosses typing"

    Motor Mechanic 2017 " electric cars....they are years away"

    Royal Enfield Buyer " Indian quality is just as good as 1950's UK"
    Like following 1984 how the incumbent staff operating ECNZ power stations said that they could never remote control their power and sub Stations!

    Goodbye work and lifestyle hello redundancy and/or dole!

    One of the most amazing and busiest pieces of labour saving technology (IMHO) is the common household washing machine - after that nothing is impossible!

    That development was responsible for releasing women to show men how to run the world!
    "The very essence of the banking industry; to make us all, (whether we be nations or individuals), slaves to debt!" ... is it working for them yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    Not worried but forewarned is fore armed so to speak.

    Farrier in 1905 " Arh.....them there automobiles will never take the place of horses"

    Typist in about 1980 " But who would do the Bosses typing"

    Motor Mechanic 2017 " electric cars....they are years away"

    Royal Enfield Buyer " Indian quality is just as good as 1950's UK"
    Please contact my lawyers before using one of my truths
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