13 October 2020, 15:03
The new Rethink. Reskill. Reboot campaign from the UK government has sparked a ton of hilarious memes.
Coronavirus has hit the UK hard and the effects are being felt on the economy. With theatres around the country still closed, the arts have particularly felt the crunch of the pandemic.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak initially encouraged workers in the struggling arts industry to retrain but then backtracked and said workers in general who are unable to work at the moment should “adapt” and be open to “fresh and new opportunities”.
So, after releasing that hilarious career quiz, the government thought it was the perfect time to push their Cyber First campaign encouraging people to “rethink, reboot and reskill”. The campaign actually launched in 2019 and featured workers from different sectors who should consider a job in cyber security. Photos of a young ballet dancer named Fatima with the caption: “Fatima’s next job could be cyber (she just doesn’t know it yet). Rethink. Reskill. Reboot,” started circulating the internet and… just why?
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Fatima soon started trending on Twitter and now the latest tone-deaf effort from the UK government has sparked a load of memes.
You just know Fatima is TIRED.
After Boris Johnson announces latest set of confusing lockdown rules that scientists say are weeks too late, some wonder if Fatima should retrain as PM.
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) October 13, 2020
Hey, wanna work in cyber?
He was a punk
She did ballet
Their next jobs could be in cyber
— A Skellington Inside Some Meat (@Scriblit) October 12, 2020
“You’ll fucking work in cyber and no more of this ballet fucking nonsense.”
“But I wanna be a dancer”
— scarey gerry (@retro_gerry) October 12, 2020
We know a few people who could do with changing their professions. A few.
Reboot. Rethink. Reskill.
Honestly, the jokes just write themselves.