Re: The Failure of Government.
Well, I lost my job after the firm I worked for asked me to work in London for 3 months and I refused, they employ all their staff through an agency, but now the agency is being arsey with me, not that they've any work now anyway so that's academic. I rang to see if I could claim anything and it's all universal credit now, apparently, because my wife works I can claim but would only get £6 a week!
What the hell is going on, she's not on a massive wage, if we could manage on one wage, it would be me working not her, but we can't, and we don't have a fantastic lifestyle. If I look at what someone like the young girl over the road is getting, she's far better off than us, she gets, her full rent paid, thats about £110 per week, her council tax paid, thats another £25 a week, she's a single parent so she gets about £80 a week dole money, plus child benefit, plus free medical, dental and optical, and she's never worked in her life!
How the hell is that fair? they've all got top tv packages, latest smart phones, etc. no wonder they don't want to work. My landrover is 15 years old and I bought that secondhand, and to be honest, if I didn't need a car for work we wouldn't have one.
I was talking to one girl and she said she'd no intention of getting a job, she had no skills and would need £300 a week take home if she was to work, and where was she going to get that with no skills.
I asked why she'd need so much and she told me that at the moment she's got the latest I phone, the full Sky package, free childcare,her rent and council task paid, plus a lot of other stuff, "I'd never afford my lifestyle on less than £300 a week she moaned.
Bloody hell, I left school and served a 5 year apprenticeship in electrical installation, not good money either as an apprentice, I have to pay for all my own tools, and do regular training to keep up with the changing rules. It really makes my blood boil, they've always had an excuse why they can't work, the last good one was when we had all the Eastern Europeans working here, "they're taking all the jobs" they'd moan. Well a lot of them have gone home now, and fruit picking season starts soon,now given the current situation we can't allow fresh produce to rot in the fields, so this is an ideal opportunity for those living near these farms to get a job, will they do it? I doubt it.