Yeah I assume the list was made by some one in their early 20s, but most of it is true, why the hell are SIPTU supporting illegal immigration for example
Arrive at the café. Sorry I’m late. Don’t worry man, you want a coffee? I like my team, even if I have a difficult time communicating with them fully. They are all foreign-born and most share apartments (if not bedrooms) at scalp-rate rents with others from Spain, Poland, Brazil, Argentina. We sling coffees out for the office caste, and for that it has been decided that we all receive €10 an hour. A cheap house costs roughly €300,000 – you do the maths. But at least we can eat all the pastries we want. Although the lousy weather makes me wonder, why do they stay here at all? Something nags at me, that it isn’t simply the grá for Éire herself that persuades them to stay. In any case, there is a certain sense of solidarity and even satisfaction in our labours. Work is fun. Getting paid minimum wage is not.
Once my shift is over, I take refuge on a bench outside and eat my overpriced sambo. Something is wrong with all this, but I cannot say exactly how. My brother is living with my grandparents, and moving out is becoming less and less possible by the day. My grandparents owned a house and had three children by the time they were thirty, with my grandmother not working all the while, and my grandfather only had his Leaving. I sit there and wonder, how much of my tax goes to paying the interest of a loan which the Irish Government signed off on when I was just twelve years old?
A good description of the Irish economy