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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    I was kidding, it was probably (hopefully) a mistake.
    yes, most likely. Well, it had better be!

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    Oh wow.. definatly the wrong section

    No this is not a game to me.

    Sorry I have clearly offended you Bettle. Oviously people need payments otherwise they wouldnt be recieving them. Im curious as to others storys as to how they ended up on them, Why they are still on them, or why they can't get off them.

    Im am unawear of all of these other threads you speak of asking the same question. If I was awear of any of these threads I would be posting in them insted.

    I started this thread because I didnt want to hyjack the other thread asking questions that were completely unrealated to that OP's question/statment.

    If you dont want to share your story with me, for whatever reason, then thats fine. Was it really nessessery to post what seemed to be such a heated response as to why your not going to post.

    How was it rude for me to start this thread? How is me wanted to learn from other people willing to share their story, rude? I havent attacked anyone have I? I havnt questioned anyones rights to recieve whatever help they are recieving? Its it rude because I havnt searched the hub for benifits threads before posting? if anything I would call that lazy, not rude.

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    I think it's easy to sit in a million dollars mansion and look down on anyone who doesn't live in the same kind of luxury.

    If you want to get educated, go out and visit poor areas, see how they live, look what work they do to get by. Find out how much newstart is and tell me they're living it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    OP you've been on the hub this morning. Why aren't you interested in your own thread? Or was it just to stir the pot.
    Did you happen to get a look at what i did while I was on the hub this morning?

    Incase you didnt I was searching help, comfort, a bit of sympathy and information about a disgusting gastro bug that has invaded my household & attempt to get through some of the replies for a trail I am commencing.

    Yes I am insterested in this thread. I never start anything with the intention to 'stir the pot'

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I think it's easy to sit in a million dollars mansion and look down on anyone who doesn't live in the same kind of luxury.
    I fail to see what this is in reference to? Are you saying I live in a million dollar mansion and therefore look down on anyone who doesnt?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    If you want to get educated, go out and visit poor areas, see how they live, look what work they do to get by. Find out how much newstart is and tell me they're living it up.
    I have spent many years of my life living below 'poverty'. I also have done, and still do, more then my fair share of volunteer work in so many areas. Im also a mum, who works and studys full time and the majority of my socialising is now done on the hub. You are right, it is probably not the best place to gather this information but its the best ive got atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    These situations have been explained numerous times in other threads, over and over, I think it's pretty rude to start a thread on it to 'educate' yourself. Read any thread that references benefits and you'll see people explaining. I'm not answering. I'm sick to death of telling people why I get benefits only to still find the same old attacks over and over. I don't ask you about your personal finances. I mean come on. Why do people get benefits? Because they need to. The. End.
    I thought OP approached this thread in a respectful, open and non-judgmental tone. Maybe you feel like you have to justify yourself and this thread hit a raw nerve but I think you could have conveyed that more constructively. There aren't any attacks here that I can see (well, except your post attacking OP...), just open dialogue that helps us to understand each other a little better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdro View Post
    I thought OP approached this thread in a respectful, open and non-judgmental tone. Maybe you feel like you have to justify yourself and this thread hit a raw nerve but I think you could have conveyed that more constructively. There aren't any attacks here that I can see (well, except your post attacking OP...), just open dialogue that helps us to understand each other a little better.
    I didn't attack the OP. I'm just pointing out that this has been done before many times, and putting it in the games and fun stuff area isn't cool. It didn't hit a raw nerve, I'm totally cool with benefits, I just think this is a tasteless thread.

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    Me me, pick me! I'm on Welfare.

    This time around it's because I left my soon to be ex husband about 18 months ago. I went from being in a marraige where my husband earnt a lot of money to being back on benifits.

    Due to the fact I still havn't quite completed my degree I am sudying, and working in a low paid industry. I also often make cakes for people on the side.

    I work 5-6 days per fortnight and study part time.

    I'm currently very fortunate to be in the marital home, so don't pay rent, but also don't get child support, as the mortgage is paid instead.

    This is the second time in my life I've been in this postion. Last time I was younger, less qualified, had no computer, phone, internet, lisence or car. This time around has been much kinder to me, I also have a lot more support then when I was younger and things are far more accessable to me now then they were previously as a young poorer single mother. It was far easier for me to get a job, and physially be able toget there etc this time around.

    I'll probably be off the sole parent benifit soon though, as my boyfriend and I are planning on moving in together. Then I'll be far less of a drain.

    I didn't take leaving my husband lightly, knowing I would have to be on sole parent payments again, knowing 'd be much poorer, and that people would judge me and look down on me.
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    Hey SSP, it's great to have u back. Funny how the hub hasn't changed hey. Still the old welfare threads, single mum threads. Ah groundhog day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    Hey SSP, it's great to have u back. Funny how the hub hasn't changed hey. Still the old welfare threads, single mum threads. Ah groundhog day.
    Hi yes, same old same old. Arghhhh


 

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