So they need to raise the amount but put some stipulations on length of payments?
Living below the poverty line exacerbates the problem and makes it harder to find work. It's all very well to say they need an incentive to get a job, but struggling to hold onto the roof over your head and eat a decent meal makes getting a job and keeping it almost impossible. How are you meant to keep your car running or buy train tickets so that you can get to job interviews and a job if you have zero left over after paying rent? How are you supposed to work a full day and pass probationary periods when you are malnourished? I mean really.
It's funny how people always refer to the few people who don't ever work. They are in the tiniest minority. Get over it. Majority of people who need assistance don't stay on for long and laze around all day doing nothing. If my husband lost his job, there is no way we could survive on that money.
^ exactly ( @ shell65)
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A friend was telling me a story from her client... They advertised a job in Brisbane for a parttime position. Advertiser took down the ad after less than 24 hours, they already had over 300 applicants.
There may be lots of jobs to go round in your area. It doesn't mean that's the case everywhere. You also need to remember that once you have a few qualifications and experience, they won't take you for those more entry level jobs. Mark my words by mid next year Brisbane will be full of highly qualified out of work people who can't find jobs. They'll be lying on their resume's to make them seem LESS experienced and qualified just to get a wage at all.
It wasn't my ideal situation to be scrubbing people's toilets but that's how I fed my family - and the hate I had towards this work was my incentive to look for a position available in the field I actually belonged to.
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