20Something and Surviving

Just Coz I’m Me

Okay. So yet another weekend to look forward to. I sometimes with my life was made up of weekends. That way you can get tired of doing nothing but party and actually look forward to going to work.

I actually love what I do. I do wish that I could be doing something better and earning more but like everyone else I just have to content myself with the belief that some things are meant to be and that maybe someday someone will take note.

I read something ultra disturbing last week. At least it was disturbing to me.

It was about the downfall of man. At least that’s the way I see it. According to this article in an online publication men are now losing more and more jobs whilst women are gaining more.
That’s not news to us here in South Africa where men are being continually marginalised everyday. I don’t want to go into politics or race issues but the honest to god fact is that men are being unfairly sidelined in some pursuit of equality.

If you are a male you have no chance in hell of getting a decent job irrespective of your qualifications. And before we get into the debate of colour, as someone of mixed race, believe me when I say it does not matter. Even my Black Male friends have the same problem. Unless you are some half-wit black woman with a disability who’s uncle was in the struggled you have a snowballs chance in hell of getting anything decent.

I’m a bit-miffed coz I’ve been searching lately and am continually amazed at the shitty way things are being handled. As always we have to look at the fundamentals. Meaning the beginnings, the building blocks.

This brings me to one of my other pet hates. Cell C’s take a girl child to work day. I mean really. The whole concept is insulting. Business people are encouraged to take some chick and mentor them whilst the boys remain behind. This is to promote a positive culture in the workplace, blah, blah, and blah.

Its discrimination. In their efforts to gain equality women have decided that the only possible way that it can be achieved is to “castrate” the man. And like all good leaders its best o get them whilst they young. Teach these boys that they will not succeed or do not deserve a place in the workplace because it’s reserved for women. Just like the female species has claimed to be ostracised so it is now the male’s turn.

According to Cell C they have Guidelines in helping these boys realise that they really are not worth it. “The guidelines also help boys to understand why we need to set aside a special day each year to help girl learners with their aspirations and future career decisions.” reads their little propganda note on their site.

Yes, they would have us believe boys do not have aspirations…

Once we start to actually start treating everyone with respect and as actual equals and teaching our children the same then perhaps we may have a chance of getting a few things done.

But that’s just me. Leez.

enjoy your weekend


May 10, 2008 Posted by | equality, females, jobs, males, weekends | 2 Comments