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Initial post: 20 Aug 2012 19:50:53 BDT
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Posted on 20 Aug 2012 20:01:52 BDT
I'm sure all the workers who have lost their jobs due to factories relocating abroad would be very happy to get a job even at lower wages. There have been quite a few kn our area. I've just taken a big pay cut but it is way better than having no job at all.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 20:10:53 BDT
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Posted on 20 Aug 2012 20:23:07 BDT
I don't care about the big banks I care about me and my family. I was going to be made redundant in September as the funding for my post was ending I found a job which paid £3500 less. We've sold one of the cars got rid of sky and cut down on all sorts of things. I would far rather take a job for less than get locked into the benefits prison. I can do without JCP and the Work Programme patronising and not helping me. I was lucky I got a job yes it's a lot less than I was on but it's not dependant on funding and if I can penny pinch for a few years the wages will go up. All the jobs out there are £2-3 grand down on what they were three years ago. As long as I can pay the mortgage and the bills then all the other luxuries can wait. Also I think it's much easier to find a job when you are working than when you are not, taking this one doesn't mean I can't keep looking.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 20:29:11 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 20:29:15 BDT
Fi esta says:
Good luck!, I hope that it all goes well, many people are in the same boat. My O.H dropped 8k last year, but if you have good friends and family, food on the table and some good books on the kindle, we'll all survive it I'm sure...

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 20:31:07 BDT
Brian says:
Sorry to hear that lass, this government's recession has hit us hard too , Beth.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 20:31:45 BDT
BookBoy says:
I agree with you, Creepy.

I've taken a pay cut too, but I'm employed, and that's important.

With Amazon opening a new warehouse, people should take the jobs. Minimum wage or not (and so many jobs are now minimum wage)

I don't care if Amazon pay fair tax or not. (and what they are doing is totally legal so there is no real argument anyway)

I care about keeping my twins fed, clothed, and housed.

Posted on 20 Aug 2012 20:37:23 BDT
I'm on my second week, it's weird being the new girl, I was at my last job for 3 years! They are already talking about accredited training and promotion so if I can bide my time and try to stop spending so much on books we should be alright! I want Creepy Jr to grow up in a household were parents work. My last job was based around tackling generational unemployment, it was so hard!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 20:51:06 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:00:43 BDT
nephran says:
Sir,Haven't you posted something like this before...Not about the jobs,but about the tax evasion..A low paid unskilled national workforce is exactly what every government since 1979 as been wanting...It costs money to skill people up,and since they took the running of apprentaships out of union hands and into business's hands then that's not gonna change..Labour could have changed it when they were in power but chose not to,probably because they realized how selfish the average human being is..I'm not saying it's right,but if you worry about that kind of thing your gonna end up with ulcers..

Posted on 20 Aug 2012 21:08:51 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Aug 2012 21:09:37 BDT
I'm not bowing or scraping to anyone, I have the self respect of a job. I've spent the last three years helping project which got the furthest from the labour market into work when they never thought for one minute they would be anything other than living on the dole. The difference that makes is far more than pounds and pence.
As to the public purse, if the last govt hadn't over stuffed the public sector, or reformed the welfare state when we were in a period of high employment we would be in a much better position to face the global turn down. In Wales we had a GDP of 75% of public sector work, basically we are all paying taxes to pay our own wages, with nothing left for health or education. Consequently we now wait longer for health and have worse schools than the rest of the country. Genius!
Unlike other people I don't think the world owes me a living and if I can get a job I'll take it and know that things will get better or I can get a better job.
Sorry to rant but I've spent 3 years listening to people come up with barriers to work and that it's all the fault of big business is one of the most feeble.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:14:06 BDT
Don't take it personally Mr Moss as you have broken the sacred rule on here of criticising Amazon.

That alone will cause disagreement with your point of view among some on here along with the 'Moonie'
type brainwashing that is also prevalent on this forum!
A further point to dwell on is that this forum is not a representitive sample of people who would agree with your assertion about minumum wage jobs.
After all people who hero worship a company (Az) and an object (kindle) are hardly to be counted among the most sane and level minded members of the Britsh Isles!
So take heart Mr Moss there are some decent sane members on here who will agree with you and I hope you will not regard this forum as a Moonie social circle.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:15:30 BDT
honeybunny says:
I agree with you there Mr Moss, like many I have been affected by the recession, constant threat of redundancy, my pay has been frozen , OH out of work, and like others I am grateful to be in any job. But that climate of job fear is exactly what the present Gov want, this way they can keep wages down whilst the big businesses can make more profits. Its a typical Tory stategy. This climate also makes everyman for themselves, so less liklihood of collective action, again another Tory strategy.
This pervailing climate will lead to more poverty, uncertainty and despair. Grim times ahead. The only thing that keeps me going is the fact the economically the boom times will come again, but sadly only to bust again!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:16:16 BDT
So your previous job was funded by the government which I understand was created to help people into work.....hmmmm

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:16:38 BDT
Brian says:
Hey!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:18:57 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:19:19 BDT
Well said honeybunny this recession brings out the worst in people of I'll work for a shilling less than the next man or woman...and so it goes on until people work for nothing!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:21:01 BDT
I'm sorry Bj if you have identified yourself as one of the Moonies

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:21:33 BDT
No funded by Europe but nothing like another of your sweeping assumptions they go nicely with your sweeping generalisations.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:23:19 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
You are very fond of labels BB.
No idea what a Moony is.
Mr Moss makes a post, Neph posts a considered reply and you wade in with judgmental negativity.
It's a discussion forum

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:24:50 BDT
'In Wales we had a GDP of 75% of public sector work, basically we are all paying taxes to pay our own wages, with nothing left for health or education.'

Still funded indirectly by the taxpayer which means yours was one of the jobs that all the taxpayers in Wales were supporting and was causing a drain on the public purse - Your words not mine.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:26:00 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:28:32 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
Really?
I think you beat me to it by "responding" to Mr Moss with, as Creepy says, your sweeping generalisations about the majority of posters on here.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:30:45 BDT
honeybunny says:
Its a deliberate strategy too, the Tories have done this every time they have been in power. By instilling economic fear it keeps the country on its toes, and achieves its purpose which is to lower wages and increase profits. the Tories are about business, not community. They need to throw a few scapegoats in too, benefit scroungers, immigrants, crime rates, the riots were perfect timing for them. If we focus on the lower end of society we keep our eye off whats going on at the top. That used to work in the past, but theyve done too much damage for us to fall for that one again.
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