900 Jobs in Jeopardy: A Jamaican Joke on the Economic Crises
SO we have all been saturated by all the gloom and doom news about the world economic crisis. The sub prime housing bubble, the toxic assets, bank failure, auto giants filing for bankruptcy more than 6 million Americans losing their jobs since September of last year and millions others homes got foreclosed and that’s just in the united states.
Jamaica has not been immune this who ordeal. The bauxite industry hundreds have lost there jobs alone. According to the Ministry of Labour 1,300 Jamaicans have lost their jobs as a direct result of the world economic crisis.
As if that was not enough the yearly ritual of the budget was revealed last week. Surprise you have got new taxes to pay. There is a whole in the budget and you are expected to fill it. Remember there is a trillion dollar debt lingering out there too.
Legal or not the Cash Plus and Olints have affected many middle class Jamaicans who could probably use a cash advance.
Well the worst part of all this is losing ones job and finding a new job can be a daunting prospect.
Read this Joke: 900 Jobs in Jeopardy: A Jamaican Joke on the Economic Crises
A man from the country part of Jamaica arrived at the Norman
Manley Airport in Kingston, burdened down by his luggage, passport, and
all the necessary titbits for a prolonged journey. Looking around
anxiously he finally approached a ticket counter and told the agent:
“Please do, sell mi a ticket fi go to Jeopardy, Miss. “
The agent looked confused. ‘Jeopardy, Sir? Where is that?’ she asked.
The man, even more nervous and agitated replied: ‘Mi nuh haf no time
fi fool roun’. Jus’ gi mi a ticket to Jeopardy.’
The agent searched through her schedules and other directories.
‘Excuse me, Sir, but there is no such place! Are you sure that’s where
you want to travel?’
The man lost his temper and pounded his fist on the counter.
“Look, ooman.. Mi done tell you already mi nuh haf time fi wace.
Mi hear pon mi radio dis mawnin seh 900 jobs inna Jeopardy; so ah deh
so mi want fi go, NOW!’