Thursday, 11 June 2015

Diary of a Lighterman

Diary of a Lighterman

Dear diary,

Today, Tuesday 8th April, has been another horrible day “on the pool” trying to find a new job. We were the rich people and we had lots of money to spend on the weekends, on different things such as beer, fancy cars, suits etc… But since the containers and docks arrived, us lightermen have lost our jobs. It is terribly difficult to find a good job, but when someone finds one, all hope gets lost; as we think “there are fewer and fewer jobs for us.”

Canary Wharf has started to be built. But I know that that place is going to be for Banking Business, and I don’t know anything about banking; I’m a manual worker.
I would like to get rid of containers if we could, because people think it's easier, to just put the cargo in a container, and then in a lorry and it's gone. Docks are worse. The big boats arrive there and then the only thing you have to do is just transfer the merchandise to the factory that is just next door. If we could get rid of them, we would get our jobs back.

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