Paddy and Mick worked together and both were laid off, so they went to the unemployment office.
When asked his occupation, Paddy answered, 'Panty stitcher. I sew the elastic onto ladies cotton panties and thongs."
The clerk looked up panty stitcher on his computer and finding it classified as unskilled labor, he gave him 45 Euros a week unemployment pay.
Mick was next in and when asked his occupation replied, 'Diesel fitter.'
Since diesel fitter was a skilled job, the clerk gave Mick 90 Euros a week.
When Paddy found out he was furious. He stormed back into the office to find out why his friend and co-worker was collecting double his pay.
The clerk explained: 'Panty stitchers are unskilled and diesel fitters are skilled labor.
'What skill?' yelled Paddy. I sew the elastic on the panties and the thongs.
Mick puts them over his head and says: "Yep, diesel fitter."