The plumbers and electricians of today are not working class but clever small business owners. KPMG’s target is old school
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I see the overpaid idiots at the audit and consulting firm KPMG have, with big fanfare, announced they want to raise the number of working class staff from 20% to 29% within a decade.
It defined working class as having parents with ‘’routine and manual’’ jobs like plumbers, electricians, butchers and van drivers.
Do these accountants actually know such people and what they do?
I doubt it. The plumbers and electricians I know are clever people running small businesses using software for their accounts and invoices. What they can do with ease I couldn’t achieve in a month of Sundays.
The manner in which our Polish plumber understands the way water flows is quite beyond. He charges a fortune. I am pleased to pay it. The shower water is now hot. That’s all I care about.
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The same is to be said of an electrician I use. I sit there looking at a three pin plug and wondering where it goes. He seems able to rewire a house before breakfast. Their work is not routine nor is it manual.
They are no more working class than I am. My parents were bloody hard working and ambitious local paper journalists.
KPMG should not be using this odd phrase working class to define the make-up of their workforce. If they want to work out what privilege looks like just study a family where the parents are hard-working and ambitious.
Those are the ones that get on. And what are KPMG going to do about that? Stop hiring such people in order to hit a bizarre target.
There are all kinds of idiots making it to the top of business right now. KPMG seems to have plenty of them.
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