Focussing on things that matter, Ctd

Phil Goff has told us that Labour is going to focus on the things that matter to Kiwi voters. Earlier today I blogged that he tweeted that he was:

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He described blacksmithing as a real job.

This has nagged away at me all day and so I thought I would consult Trademe to see how many of these “real jobs” in blacksmithing are on offer for Kiwi voters.

Bugger, Phil Goff wants to train people for real jobs that don’t actually exist. Blacksmithing was a bit specialised so I thought a bit laterally…I tried farrier, and metal worker. No jobs for farriers, and just 4 under metal worker, still none that require blacksmithing skills.

Careers NZ has a great resource for job seekers and people looking at training for a particular job. I checked there for blacksmith and it referred me to the page for Farrier. We have already established that there are no jobs for farriers on Trademe, and so what advice does Careers NZ give to people seeking to train as a farrier?

So Phil Goff goes and sees a blacksmith and tweets that this is the sort of stuff that Labour is all about, training people for “real jobs” and Careers NZ says you have almost no chance of ever getting a job as a farrier.

Phil Goff really is a tool. I pity that Labour has chosen this numpty to lead them into the election.


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