Originally posted by kindred
How anyone can say this is fair and beneficial is beyond me. Why should anyone be forced to work full time, but only receive a measly £33 a week,
when those in full time employment will be taking home between £150-£200 a week for doing the same type of job. This is nothing but soul and
confidence destroying slave labor. If people are forced to work full time, then they should at least be given the minimum wage.
Please read the article....
They only have to work full-time for the money if they have been on benefits for 4 years.
They only have to work in the first place for 4 weeks in a year, and that is after they have been on benefits for 2 years.
2 years is more than enough time to find a job, no-one can argue that fact.
It sickens me sometimes, I work for a company who install and maintain door entry systems and cctv cameras etc.. One of our contracts is with a
housing association who basically own the ex-council houses and have had some built themselves.
One place in particular was only built 18 months ago, contains 6 nice new flats that would cost in the region of £450-£550 a month to rent if they
were owned by a private landlord. Somewhere pretty good to live in my opinion, probably better than the place I'm renting at the moment. Well this
place gets smashed to bits on a daily basis, the amount of times I have been to replace the locks, the amount of times the joiners have to come to fix
the door, the amount of times the fire alarm installers have to come and fix things because they rip the fire panel/sensors off the wall. Everyone
living there is unemployed and on benefits.
I barely have two pennies to rub together by the end of each month, I can pay my bills and feed myself but I have very little to spend on myself.
These people have better accommodation than I do, they have no rent or council tax to pay and they take money out of taxpayers pockets (including
mine) to feed and clothe themselves. I get paid to fix what they break, the housing association won't kick them out even though they have footage of
who did it, because they won't have anywhere else to go. Makes me wonder why I actually work when I could sit on my a**e and live a better life with
everything handed to me on a silver platter..
In my opinion 2 years is too long, 6 months is long enough to find a job.
In my opinion 4 weeks is too short, it should be at least one day a week.
Just want to add that I know not everyone on benefits is like the people I described above there are many who genuinely need the money and those are
the people it is there for, trouble is there are more people who just want to laze about and get free money.