Doopy Dan wrote:I was working, and have worked all my life. Paying alot of Tax in the process too.
I recently lost my full time job working 40 hours per week. I am currently looking for work, but under my personal circumstances I am now getting more money off the state each month than what I was getting when working full time. So, for me, unless I find a job that I enjoy doing I am going to sit back and let the state pay what I have payed into it over the years, and persue my personal interests and hobbies with my spare time.
Delta79 wrote:I don't know if this would be popular or not.
I cant under stand why people from other EU countries that don't have our benefits system can enter the country and get benefits straight off. I think you need to be born and lived in the uk or work full time for 5 years before being able to claim.
MattsDesigns wrote:I think treat people as you wish to be treated is a great rule of thumb
If I speak on this subject I imagine I'm making the rules for myself
In which case benifits should TOTALY be given to those who are just simply unable to work - mentally and physically
However if I was intelligent but lazy or if I was localy-disabled but skilled in other areas and knew full well there was work I could do- if I'm in that position- then I imagine its pretty barable for someone to come along and tell me to get of my backside...But on the other hand if I'm in pain mentally of physically, if someone telling me to work drives me into the ground because I know I cannot handle work- then in that situation (treating others as I want to be treated) its fine to be on benifits.
The problem is a standard bureaucratic system doesn't understand people in terms of how much pain or exhaustion theyre in - it needs medical definitions, maybe certificates, nationalities, dates...
ImURNemesis wrote:Agree with you on pretty much everything. But a lot of employers do discriminate against the disabiled even thought by law you can't. So its all good saying to a disabled person who is fit for work, "get off you bum and start looking for work". It's hard enough for anyone who is on job seekers looking for work when there is harley any one employing. Remploy have closed now alot of its factories and the tory/lib goverment expects them to find a job.
The Moon wrote:I know a guy who applied for 12 jobs every day for 3 months. He took every interview and at the end of it had 3 job offers on the table, 2 of them higher than he was looking for money wise. If you work for a job, you will get one.