From a forum:
'Just need some advice.
I've got a weeks work training . After the trial ends I'll have the option whether to take the job or not; whether the job is for me or not. Great. No obligation to take the job.
But I'm worried about a number of issues.
I've been told that they are slave drivers.
I'm told that the job is monotonous and degrading.
I feel I've been pressured to take this job by the job centre.
Added to this is the long hours standing up and pleasing everyone who comes through the door, the short break of 45 minutes. So there's even less of incentive to take the job.
Am I able to cope with working for a corporation which must take large amounts of profit whilst I get paid a pittance and work like a slave? I don't think I can do that.
I don't dislike being on benefits. I have loads of free time, and stress is minimised so I am enjoying better health. I do wish to come off benefits but there has to be an incentive. I'm not a robot.'
This is why this country is dead on its feet. Work's not meant to be fun!
Nigel, I couldn't agree more! The fact is, that the benefits system is there to help the truly needy and those who 'can't' work, and I for one do not begrudge those people a penny! However, there are thousands of people who are more than capable of earning their keep [like the guy quoted above], who are screwing the system and us right along with it! I'm soooo glad this Government has at least made a start on getting this sorted! It should have been done years ago!