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She couldn't be bothered to show up to claim her benefits. And I should feel sorry for her because ...???

Should the feckless be force fed from the taxpayer's teat if aren't claiming enough cash?

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She couldn't be bothered to show up to claim her benefits. And I should feel sorry for her because ...???

Should the feckless be force fed from the taxpayer's teat if aren't claiming enough cash?

So someone who's loses their job is feckless now?

If that's the case, I have to ask how many times in your life have you been a feckless parasite (i.e. lost your job)?

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I think it's pretty repulsive personally.

To save what - £60 a week?

Surely she would have spent all of that in the UK and it would have found it's way back to the tax man anyway eventually.

Or does trickle UP conviently not exist?

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So someone who's loses their job is feckless now?

If that's the case, I have to ask how many times in your life have you been a feckless parasite (i.e. lost your job)?

She is 20, so probably straight out of college/uni and now on benefits which may be her first actual income that didn't come from family. While she is sanctioned from benefits, she isn't prevented from looking for work and she no longer has to do the balancing act between work and benefit. So she will have an edge over others on JSA as they have to weigh up the values of taking on some of the more obscure jobs (hours, wage or permanency) that don't fit easily with the benefits system.

I am not saying it is a good situation to be in, but it isn't the end of the world. Being young is the best time to have no state support when you are shifting between living at home and moving out on your own. Far less disruptive than a 30, 40, 50+ who has been fully independent for decades who is less likely to have family financial support who may have their own dependants. Stories on those individuals would probably make better subjects.

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She is 20, so probably straight out of college/uni and now on benefits which may be her first actual income that didn't come from family. While she is sanctioned from benefits, she isn't prevented from looking for work and she no longer has to do the balancing act between work and benefit. So she will have an edge over others on JSA as they have to weigh up the values of taking on some of the more obscure jobs (hours, wage or permanency) that don't fit easily with the benefits system.

I am not saying it is a good situation to be in, but it isn't the end of the world. Being young is the best time to have no state support when you are shifting between living at home and moving out on your own. Far less disruptive than a 30, 40, 50+ who has been fully independent for decades who is less likely to have family financial support who may have their own dependants. Stories on those individuals would probably make better subjects.

No she was in work since it stated she lost her job.

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So someone who's loses their job is feckless now?

If that's the case, I have to ask how many times in your life have you been a feckless parasite (i.e. lost your job)?

Several, including when I was twenty and had no support from grandparents, parents or the government. I moved to where there was work, lived in a dump of a bedsit and ate cabbage and potatoes 6 days a week to earn my own way (and spent my time enjoying myself, rather than whingeing to the media or anyone else about it).

There are plenty of people out there who rightly deserve help from the government, some needing much more help than they currently get. She's not one of them. And trying to make it out that she is just undermines the entire argument for state-provided benefits.

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Several, including when I was twenty and had no support from grandparents, parents or the government. I moved to where there was work, lived in a dump of a bedsit and ate cabbage and potatoes 6 days a week to earn my own way (and spent my time enjoying myself, rather than whingeing to the media or anyone else about it).

There are plenty of people out there who rightly deserve help from the government, some needing much more help than they currently get. She's not one of them. And trying to make it out that she is just undermines the entire argument for state-provided benefits.

During the 80's recession, I met a young Spanish guy that had come to Liverpool looking for work. Got a lot of laughs in the pub, especially as his English was limited to about 6 words. He got a job in less than 2 weeks.

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You lose three days pay. You do tell them, but you do so at the earliest convenient time.

You might lose shifts too, or be laid off if you are agency scum.

So you think the average employer would be really fine about it?

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