posted on Feb, 12 2013 @ 07:55 AM
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
So what your saying is, instead of doing these work program's for the experience. just make up jobs you haven't done and put them on your CV, then
the offers come flooding in? Nice short cut.
Pretty much! She has been in work for 5 years, but only part time retail, so no-one wants to know if she applies for well-paid full time work, so I
just added some customer service jobs I did when I was younger It is wrong, but at the same time, it is also wrong that jobs should demand experience
but not actually give anyone the chance to accrue said experience...
Originally posted by ObservingYou
Generous benefits? You try housing your self, feeding your self and clothing your self on £51 per week, ~(~not to metion travel expences) I know I
That's just JSA - don't forget housing benefit, council tax benefit, tax credits, child benefit etc etc The rest of us have to pay our own rent and
council tax, the unemployed do not. It's all very well saying "how do you live on £50" a week, but after the rest of us have paid our bills,
we're no better off, in fact usually worse.
Originally posted by andy06shake
If you are working 30 hours, you should be paid for 30 hours! Thats what we have a minimum wage for is it not?
These poor sods have nothing in the first place, if they are made to work voluntary or mandatory then they should be paid!
IMHO state benefits are chicken feed!
For someone in receipt of the maximum benefits, so pretty much anyone with a wife, kid and house, that would work out as £500/30hrs = £16.66 an
hour..... Is that not slightly above the minimum wage? Obviously, individual cases vary, which is why it is also wrong to hold this graduate up as an
example of the system "failing" as she probably lived with mum and dad and had no bills.
Originally posted by cjttatu
Thanks for that
That's terrible it includes housing plus others,that is going to cause alot of problems...
plus with other policies being enforced,alot of people will be on the street,
Don't see why, £500 a week (tax free) should be plenty to pay your rent and other bills whilst still leaving enough left over for a few beers or
other luxuries. Like I said above, it isn't much less than I earn in full-time work and I have to pay my bills, rent and council tax plus other bits
and bobs myself.