If you can do it why can't others? Others do . That situation is not unique to you.
However it's too simplistic and ignorant to suggest that because one has, or you have that everyone else can. I could list many reasons why others can't (family violence springs to mind for starters) but something tells me it won't make a difference.
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16-05-2014 23:43 #641
16-05-2014 23:58 #642
I see where you are coming from but it's the same thing to say "I have fully BF my baby till 2yo, I was out and about 5 days after the birth and my house was always spotless. If I can do it why others can't".
I'm obviously pushing the analogy very far and I'm not saying you would say this but you see what I mean?
People are just that, people. With different capabilities, different objectives, different background, different needs, different upbringing etc etc etc
I think we should as a country foster this differences and give everyone a leg up. Not a push down
17-05-2014 05:09 #643
I grew up in a really disadvantaged housing commission area in one of the worst suburbs in Sydney. I don't live there anymore but I have worked there for the last 10 years to try and help others. To say just because I went to uni and got a degree then everyone else from there should be able to as well is a little obtuse!
How strange to say that others may be jealous?
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17-05-2014 05:38 #644
I grew up middle class, had opportunities, went to private schools, went to Uni, did well and I'm now doing a postgrad. DH's background is very similar. I haven't relied on benefits before (touch wood).
Yet I can see exactly why cutting benefits is going to stuff people over, and I am outraged about it. Not everybody has the capacity to work or study. This policy completely dismisses the fact that there are so many variables - as PP said family violence, abuse, substance abuse, health and mental health problems to name just a few. These things can make it impossible to make a living or study. And instead of helping people improve their situations, they are going to be cut off from perhaps the only financial support they have. At the same time, they implement the Medicare co-pay, so now these people can't or will struggle to access proper healthcare and support. The
Liberals cut jobs, cut funding so future jobs are not created, forcing people to stay in work until 70 reduces the amount of jobs becoming available, and work is almost always contract, casual, part-time thanks to the libs, which allows employers to get rid of people easily and often for ridiculous reasons. I know this, because it has happened to me. And young people are the easiest for these crappy businesses to take advantage of. The libs also want to raise the cost of education which will put it out of reach for many people. Their policies are an attack on the small people and it's absolutely unbelievable. Disadvantaged people are going to suffer the most.
How can young people possibly get ahead? It's already hard to find good work with good stable working conditions, even for those that have been at Uni or TAFE. Someone that's been cut off from welfare from a disadvantaged background, with no family support, is going to suffer terribly. It's a shameful and dreadful policy, and I can't believe anyone could possibly support it. What is the country coming too
17-05-2014 06:01 #645
Many of the jobs I wanted to apply for were strictly for indigenous applicants or required experience. Honestly, go online & look at seek & see what jobs you could apply for as a 17 year old school leaver with no transport, then remember how many school leavers will also be applying for that job.
17-05-2014 06:50 #646
Just read this & it's a bit scary...
"Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews points out that the six months embargo on payments will be reduced by one month for every year a person has been employed before they became unemployed.
But there are anomalies. A 28-year-old parent, the sole breadwinner, who becomes unemployed would not qualify for an exemption, as his or her partner would be considered the carer of their children."
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politi...#ixzz31uxdb1mb
17-05-2014 08:26 #647
I also moved to improve my life as a single parent. Jobs are sill scarce and it has created a number of problems in other areas. Life is not simple.
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17-05-2014 08:39 #648
Are we really going to criticise them and say they mustn't have worked enough? What a load of cr@p!
I didn't work hard through school. I partied. And I graduated as Dux of my school. I didn't work hard through TAFE. I partied. I graduated as Dux of my course. And I didn't work at Uni but made the Dean's list every semester. I wouldn't say I deserve the well-paying, stable career I have entered, based on my choices as a teenager and young adult, even though I work incredibly hard now.
The equation is just NOT 'work hard for success', nor is it 'if you can't get ahead, it's the result of your own poor choices and failures'. This attitude makes me so cross.
17-05-2014 08:39 #649
17-05-2014 10:03 #650
My brother worked for a builders' union for 20+ years, mostly in administration capacity and conducting training courses on construction site safety (he is a qualified builder). He quit because of mental health issues the job was giving him (in his words "he went mad" - but he says that in good humour). He was on a disability payment for a while and then got a job as a delivery driver through a scheme that subsidises employers for employing long term unemployed people. As soon as the subsidy ran out he no longer had a job. The thing is that his employer had diddled his superannuation (and that of other employees) so my brother dobbed him in to the tax office who are taking a great interest in this employer. This left him with no references. My brother is extremely hard working and takes an enormous amount of pride in his work. He is probably the most honest, trustworthy person I've ever known. He busks sometimes and the family joke is that he probably declares the few dollars he earns busking to the tax office. However, at 57 he is now finding seeking gainful employment incredibly difficult because he hasn't got a reference. Hard work, integrity, qualifications, etc does not immediately equate to earning a living/gainful employment. He and his wife are well established in their community, own their own home and have a strong social network. He lives in a large city as well, why should he have to move? What would that achieve?
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