Sven & Ole worked together and both were laid off, so off they went to the
Asked his occupation, Ole said, "Panty stitcher; I sew the elastic on to cotton
panties." The clerk looked up panty stitcher finding it as unskilled labor, she
gave Ole $300 a
week unemployment pay.
Sven was asked his occupation. "Diesel fitter," he replied. Since diesel fitter
was a skilled job, the clerk gave Sven $600 per week unemployment. When Ole
found out he was
furious. He stormed into the unemployment office to find out why his friend and
coworker was collecting double his pay. The clerk explained that panty stitchers
and diesel fitters were skilled labor.
"What skill?" yelled Ole, " I sew the elastic on, Sven pulls it over his head
and says, "Yep, diesel fitter'".