- most people don't get unreceipted expenses
IIRC MPs accounts are subject to audit and scrutiny
- most people don't get final salary pensions
Up until quite recently most reputable employers did offer final salary pensions.
- most people don't get subsidised catering facilities
- most pople who work away from home don't get second house allowances
Most people don't work full-time in a second city. Again most reputable employers pay subsistence allowance or expenses to people working away from home.
- most people don't get as many holidays
The fact that Parliament isn't sitting doesn't mean MPs aren't working.
- most people have to ge explicit permission for second jobs and are contracted to work a minimum number of hours in their 'main' employment
I agree with that one. I don't believe MPs should be allowed to have second jobs - and in truth most don't.
Bottom line. If you treat MPs with contempt and pay them relatively poorly then you are going to deter the best and most able people from standing for Parliament. do you think that would be a good thing?