We get £17,680/year... Why work?

Posted by  $  bigjim 6 years, 6 months ago to Culture
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from the The Sun

“We could easily get a job but why would we want to work — we would be worse off.”
SOURCE URL: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4764841/Why-work.html


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  • Posted by  $  terrycan 6 years, 6 months ago
    This is what we are up against. How do we make work and gaining skills more attractive than welfare? This family has far too much liesure time. Perhaps manditory service for the community.
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    • Posted by UncommonSense 6 years, 6 months ago
      Yep. With all that leisure time, you'd think they'd have more kids...what else is there to do if you're not dysfunctional?
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      • Posted by  $  kathywiso 6 years, 6 months ago
        Here in the great USA, the more children you have, the more money you get, so when you get free medical and prescriptions, you can't remember all the birthdays of your 13 children.
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        • Posted by UncommonSense 6 years, 6 months ago
          Yeah. 13 children. That would be nice, but then that would mean either buying a Chevy Suburban or (gasp) a minivan! Poor wife...tired & worn out. Funny you know, the muslims don't seem to give a damn about their wives. Yes, plural.
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          • Posted by  $  kathywiso 6 years, 6 months ago
            I saw that myself at the drug store, true story. Free child care, and lots of money. Crazy, but this is the attitude here also, why work when we can get everything for staying home. The underlying concept of not earning your own way destroys the person, the family and the country.

            My Father was one of 8 children and I still hear the stories of the embarrassment of taking mustard sandwiches to school, working the field, hunting and working a job as early as possible. What a difference in family values. I am so glad he passed that on to us.
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  • Posted by  $  ObjectiveAnalyst 6 years, 6 months ago
    The welfare trap... Wonder who they vote for... I would work more jobs or look for a way to increase my skills and value.
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    • Posted by Non_mooching_artist 6 years, 6 months ago
      At one point during college, I had three jobs. It was crazy, but it was necessary. I had to pay for my education, so in order to do that, I had to work. It was a valuable lesson in what it takes to survive, and made me work that much harder in school.
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      • Posted by khalling 6 years, 6 months ago
        also worked multiple jobs. here was my worst one. I worked in the back room of the bookstore and had to carve off the cover page of books, send them back to the publishers because it was too expensive to send the whole book back. the next semester they just sent new editions or the same edition back to the school. the cover-less books? incinerated. and it was of course theft to take any of those books home. temptation much? I'm sure my work product suffered because I was busy scanning tables of contents and surreptitiously reading. on the other hand, I gained powerful skills of manipulating tape dispensers and building boxes. small boxes cuz no books were in them...
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        • Posted by LetsShrug 6 years, 6 months ago
          Did the Fahrenheit 451 police ever question you...on your way out...with your small, hand crafted, overly taped boxes that were empty and didn't contain books?
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          • Posted by khalling 6 years, 6 months ago
            that is EXACTLY where I read that. and THAT was weird. and I was a little jumpy after that. :) also, Calumet K. I stole that one. partly because all 25 books were sent back. like no lit classes. mostly I skimmed and fast read. does nothing for your long term memory I've decided. coverless books. land of misfit toys
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