Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sad when you have to go to the Daily Mail to get less biased financial reporting..
Record numbers of workers are being forced to go part-time because their bosses cannot afford to pay full-time salaries, official figures revealed today. There are now 6.6million employees working part-time in Britain, the highest number since records began. Many are being given an ultimatum by their bosses that they must forfeit their full-time jobs and go part-time, or be made redundant.In other cases, people are desperately looking for full-time work, but can only find a part-time job which they have no choice but to accept despite the lower salary. The ballooning numbers of part-time workers is 'disguising' the jobs crisis because it makes the unemployment numbers seem less dramatic.