Someone said :
As I said... Go do something else to earn a living.
I was in electrical retail during the...
snip, yes, I understood you changed your trade, congratulations on adapting adequately and not starving to death in an empty shop.
Someone said :
What are you supposed to do? Sit in your empty shop crying and pointing fingers?
No, indeed you're not supposed to do that. Sitting in your empty shop crying and pointing fingers doesn't achieve anything, but doing that, nor does it incentivise change in how a country is run or organized in ways that might preserve and develop rural towns.
You're disengaging before you're listening to the point I'm making, and it's kind of annoying.
First of all, the thread is about the demise of rural towns, not "losing your job because of a failing industry, thus changing your career".
Yes a quick change of skills can save you
in a pinch, and these things do happen when industries fail or become redundant. i.e., record stores, video rentals libraries and, formal hat boutiques so your wife/mother can legally attend mass.
But this is not what this topic is about, this topic is about the demise of rural towns.
This is not about the "failing" of an industry or market, which does also happen. It's about the "centralization" of industry and market, specifically to Dublin, which is absolutely rampant and a seperate issue to big stores making you drive out the road a bit for your new toaster.
Our country is set up in a way that you'd be an idiot not to only bother
with doing business in Dublin in 9/10 businesses.
your answer is "well then, no point crying about it"
mine is "I'm not crying, I'm saying it needs to be run better, so that losing rural towns is not a consequence of the 'most effective business practice' in a country as small as Ireland"
If the utter economical destruction of rural towns is a natural result of the systems in place of how of how we run our country, then we need to change or improve that system.
I mean, what will it take for you to see there's room for improvement?
When the whole of Leinster is communting to the city center; the only place there are jobs, and then commuting for hours again in the evening, back to the only place they can afford rent? in a small town, with 4 boarded up streets, 3 pubs, 3 cafe's and a centra? that has been this size or bigger, since 1980?
Accepting it any moving on is what you're supposed to do anyways when it comes to redundency.
I've been made redundant in full-time work too, I moved on.
That's just called 'keeping bread on the table' but abandoned small towns, entire streets of businesses boarded up, and the ludicrous rent prices, homelessness, crazy prices in Dublin are not two situations you should have in a competently run country.