Jengis Osman currently works as a union organiser. He has had many occupations over the years including a substantial time unemployed as neoliberalism has decimated the idea of secure employment, providing sufficient work for all and forced education and training onto the individual rather than a collective responsibility. These jobs include a terrible stint in the retail sector, a call centre as a researcher, a garbage man and an ELICOS teacher.
Study in different areas of interest began after he finished his studies and found consistent work. This proved better than formal study and struggling to balance employment, study and survive.
He strongly suggests supporting The Australian Unemployed Workers Union