Sven and Ole worked together and both were laid off, so they went to the unemployment office together.
Asked for his occupation, Ole said “Panty Stitcher. I sew the elastic onto ladies cotton panties.”
The clerk looked up Panty Sticher.
Finding it classified as unskilled labor, she gave him $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 a week.
When Ole found out, he was furious.
He stormed back into the unemployment office to find out why his friend and coworker was collecting double his unemployment pay.
The clerk explained, “Panty Stichers are unskilled labor and diesel fitters are skilled labor”
“What skill?” yelled Ole.
“I sew the elastic on the panties, Sven puts them over his head and says, ‘Yah, diesel fitter!”