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  • Would you take any job…
  • Premier Icon wors
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    if you get made redundant?

    I would if i couldn’t get something that i was qualified to do, until something came along.

    Would you?

    Premier Icon neverfastenuff
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    Absolutely, your more likely to find the employment role that you do want if you show how much you are willing to work, rather than shirking

    Premier Icon Snigletrack
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    No brainer. Any work is better than no work. Plus, I couldn’t live with myself if I had to sign on, not after all the criticism I’ve levelled at the scrounging classes in my time.
    Not likely to happen though, not unless I really fall out with myself and give me my P45…

    Premier Icon andywhit
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    Na, I’d become a pro-gambler.

    Premier Icon Gary_M
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    yep shelf stacker, whatever. Friend of mine has recently been made redundancy from the banking sector, he’s waiting for the right job to come up whilst he sits on his arse. I’ve told him it’ll end in tears.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    been there done that, warehouse work, shelf stacking, delivery driver. it’s all money

    Premier Icon noteeth
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    he’s waiting for the right job to come up

    And now’s the time to aim for that dream job. Me? Cleaning Sandra Bullock’s collection of FMBs (with my tongue, if necessary). I’d do it for free.

    Premier Icon mboy
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    No brainer. Any work is better than no work. Plus, I couldn’t live with myself if I had to sign on, not after all the criticism I’ve levelled at the scrounging classes in my time.
    Not likely to happen though, not unless I really fall out with myself and give me my P45…

    It’s all too easy to say something like that, but until the situation happens to you, you don’t know how you’d react!

    Premier Icon falkirk_mark
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    Singletrack there is a distinct difference between someone who signs on and a scrounger. your post could be offensive to a lot of people on here that have been paid off recently.

    Premier Icon ernie_lynch
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    Yes if you have a specialised skill, now is the time to look for an unskilled job in the retail sector – eg stacking shelves.

    The retail sector is an expanding area of the economy right now, and you will find there’s very little competition for the vast amount of available jobs – getting a job should be a piece of p1ss. And the drop in wages won’t in any way effect your existing financial commitments.

    Yes, life is good in the land of the fairies.

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    It’s all too easy to say something like that, but until the situation happens to you, you don’t know how you’d react!

    Yep,

    The same as I did in the early eighties & again in the early nineties – I took anything that was paying, if it was really crap I moved on to the next low paid job when it arrived
    Anyone that sits on their backside waiting for something they feel suits them is – IMO – a lazy ****t

    Premier Icon jedi
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    i insured my mortgage and have rainy day savings so i can wait for a bit for the right job.if not then a change of plan will be in effect

    Premier Icon timbur
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    Currently working in a bar due to being made redundant. It’s ace but the money isn’t great. Missing the car but survivng!

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Hows the job hunting going tim? you still looking in agency or going to leave the industry?

    When I wasnt working in real estate I got a bar job or two. ’tis good fun if the financial pressure isnt too great.

    Premier Icon neverfastenuff
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    Do you think there will be much call for a ‘Gigilo’ ?

    Premier Icon jedi
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    im still looking in telecoms

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    why restrict yourself to just one market Mr. ‘rentboy’ neverfastenuff? 🙂

    Premier Icon neverfastenuff
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    Good call, I never thought of that. 😈

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    I’m looking in chemistry/chemical engineering and while that’s going on, no I’m not going to take myself down to the local Tesco.
    However if after a few more weeks I’m not sorted then yes, I will reconsider my options.

    At the moment the gap is a useful opportunity to try and get my life into some sort of order, consider my options and also ride my bike a bit more. Not going to waste that. Although if it’s any consolation to the Daily Mail readers amongst you, I don’t like being on the dole either.

    Premier Icon Rich
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    Well, I’m a carpenter and I recently applied to Alton Towers!!

    Says it all really.

    Didn’t get it though. 🙁

    Premier Icon Steve-Austin
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    So when you are one of the forecasted 3 million unemployed and the employers are getting choosy over who they employ, you will be grateful for any money you can get.

    Current JSA is £60.50 for a single bloke.
    Current minimum wage for a 40hour week is over £200

    I know what i would do

    Premier Icon GJP
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    If it meant the difference between keeping and losing my house then yes I would take the job; but if it I would end up losing my home anyway then not really sure what is to be gained – completely fecked either way.

    Premier Icon daj
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    Reference Snigletrack comment

    in the current climate thats one of the most mindless stupid comment I have read on here …. Take a bow

    Premier Icon ernie_lynch
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    jedi – Member

    ….. have rainy day savings ……

    The government has already done that for you. Presumably over the years you paid your NI contributions ? Well you now have the right to claim what you’re legally entitled to. It’s not charity – it’s your money.

    In the same way that the money which the insurance companies cough up after someone’s had a prang in their car, also isn’t charity.

    Premier Icon jedi
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    true

    Premier Icon djglover
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    yep, been on the dole and minimum wage before, I’d much rather be on minimum wage.

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    wors:”if you get made redundant?

    I would if i couldn’t get something that i was qualified to do, until something came along.

    Would you?”

    Yes, I definitely would or if you have some other skills and a risk taker then start your own if you can, but it can be hell for two years at least until the business is stable.

    Oh ya … partnership is hell and you get stab in the back.

    😀

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Well done Snigletrack a prize example of what’s wrong in the current climate.

    Premier Icon mudshark
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    We can live off my wife’s income so I wouldn’t take any job but would compromise – something IT/business related that I found worthwhile. Wouldn’t be overly concerned about the salary though. I’d like to think I’d spend some of my unemployed time learning stuff. I don’t know if I’d qualify for the dole – doubt it.

    Premier Icon wors
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    I had an argument with a guy i work with (Mech Engineering) and he said he wouldn’t take any job as he was “too Qualified”!!

    I told him what a mates dad used to say, “if you can use a spade you can get a job”

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    ernie – you’re kind of right.

    The problem with our NI system is that it is a current paying one. i.e. there’s not a pot into which contributions have been put from which contributors can draw. It all goes into the treasury one day and out the next like any tax. The same applies to state pensions as opposed to private ones.

    One certainly has a moral right to claim benefit having contributed, but it’s not the “same” money. It sounds like semantics but really, economically, it means that just when you need to draw on social security, so does every other unlucky bugger who’s been made redundant which puts a huge pressure on the tax revenue from everyone else (not that I begrudge it) just when the NI income is falling.

    Premier Icon GrahamA
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    Current JSA is £60.50 for a single bloke.
    Current minimum wage for a 40hour week is over £200

    I think that the real trap is casual or agency work where you may only get a few hours a week. This can cause a lot of hassle signing on and off.

    Premier Icon ernie_lynch
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    The problem with our NI system is that it is a current paying one

    Yeah I’m aware of that, and I did wonder whether anyone would be bothered to point it out.
    But no, the fiver which might be handed to Jedi today, isn’t necessarily the same fiver which he handed over five years ago.

    And I suppose that you could argue that if an insurance company handed over £10k for a car which you wrote off, even though you had only paid £250 for a year’s insurance, they’re not just giving you back your £250.

    It’s still your money though – it’s not charity.

    Premier Icon mboy
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    Current JSA is £60.50 for a single bloke.
    Current minimum wage for a 40hour week is over £200

    I think that the real trap is casual or agency work where you may only get a few hours a week. This can cause a lot of hassle signing on and off.

    And whilst it’s usually easy enough to find a few hours work per week, maybe a couple of full days worth, it’s not always that easy to find 40 hours per week, even at minimum wage!

    Hence for a lot of people it’s usually more productive to spend a week/2/3 re-doing your CV, and getting it out to as many relevant job vacancies as possible. Beyond a month it’s certainly worth taking whatever you can get your hands on in the meantime though, and this is what I will be doing should I not have hundreds of job interviews start landing on my doorstep within the next few days.

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    falkirk_mark – Member
    Singletrack there is a distinct difference between someone who signs on and a scrounger. your post could be offensive to a lot of people on here that have been paid off recently.

    Note to self: must make a conscious effort not to offend the scrounging classes.

    [rolls eyes]

    Premier Icon mboy
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    Note to self: must make a conscious effort not to offend the scrounging classes.

    Whilst I’m pretty far from being a left wing socialist myself, I don’t think it’s possible for anyone to be more right wing than yourself! Though I suspect you’re just being rather tongue in cheek.

    Having signed on recently myself, I could spend quite some time pointing out some of the ridiculous loopholes that it’s all too easy for the lazy and workshy to work their way around (for instance, you are under no pressure to accept a job that paid less than your last one even should you be offered it, well not for months at least), which many people quite probably do! But as Falkirk Mark says, there’s a significant difference between some of us recently been made redundant and the terminally unemployed.

    Despite my right of centre political views, I do believe in some form of welfare state, though I do believe the one we have currently is ridiculously compromised, corrupted and open to manipulation by those that choose to do so.

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    No. I’ve got ideas for a business which aren’t ever going to happen unless I got made redundant, at which point the redundancy money would tide me over for long enough to get it up and running (and to see out the worst of the recsssion).

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    absolutely not. I’ve been there. I’ve spent many thousands of hours paying into the benefits system, it’s only fair it supports me while I look for more work in the appropriate business sector where I can get another job which pays me in relation to my skills so I can start paying back into the system again. If I get a job as a van driver in the meantime, that’s going to slow my attempts to get a professional job again.

    When I was unemployed, I spent a lot of time online and on the phone chasing potential employers, visiting HR teams, building up my skillsets, chasing business as a contractor. If I were stacking shelves I’d not have the time to do that.

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    Oh, and in difficult times like now, as when I was unemployed…. If you contract and only get short term work with two or three weeks between contracts…… signing off is something you will regret, I did. i just kept myself on the dole in the end, it saved me and the system a huge amount of money and time.

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    I am trying to take any job in Perth, got turned down for veg packing as it would take too long to train me as I was only going to be about for 4 weeks. They are still advertising for jobs 2 weeks after they said no to me!! Bit worried about how involved veg packing had become.

    So I am looking for anything and hopefully will find some soon

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