Unfair Benefit Cuts in the UK...Not enough Jobs

March 2, 2012 4:44pm CST
it really make me angry how so many people who genuinly want to work and yet they get spoken down to and even lose there benefits because there arent enough jobs. i seen somewhere not long ago that there were a few million people in the UK unemployed and only half a million jobs available. and they blame people for not working! how can they say cut benefits for people and say there are too many people claiming benefits, when there a about 5 times the amount of people out of work than there are jobs? they should stop complaining about people claiming benefits and create more jobs. my partner has been looking for work for ages and applying for jobs. he has recently started volunteer work which doesnt pay, just so that when he does apply for more jobs, it gives him more of a chance to actually get the job. it comes to something when you have to work for free in order to get a job that actually pays!
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4 responses
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
3 Mar 12
oh i am so sorry to hear you guys are going through this. it seems to be getting worse around the world for people to get jobs because of so many job cuts happening. it also is so hard when you have to work free to try and help your chances of getting a job as it can end up so expensive while your not working.
3 Mar 12
i know. and theres no gaurantee that he'll get work either. there are virtually no jobs going where we live. my partners doing his driving test next week so if he passes he can drive to another town for more work opportnities. the thing is though, car insurance has gotten so expensive im not sure we can afford it. its like we need a car to get work, but we cant afford a car without work. its going round in circles. thanks for your comment.
• Australia
4 Mar 12
it is constantly going around in circles isnt it. things are so unfair isnt it.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Mar 12
I did voluntary work and found employment through it. I still volunteer and wish that I had done if for the 33 years that I was steadily employed instead of the 3 that I wasn't! I hope that your partner finds a job soon. They are there but you have to work to find them at times.
4 Mar 12
thankyou. im afraid that it is easier said than done where i live.
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
3 Mar 12
Hey there laura, Ive been in your partners shoe before, in my country there came a time that a lot of nurses were passing the boards yet there are to few job opportunities around so what happened was that the people had to get different jobs and some really cant get any but a lot of volunteer stuff emerged ( racket of hospitals so that they get workers for free) and i was one of them had to work for free so that i can use the experience so that i can get a job that required somewhat of an experience.
3 Mar 12
the annoying thing is, if they need workers, why cant they hire people on the pay roll instead of them working for free?
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
2 Mar 12
Yes I think there is problems all over the world like this, I just don't understand Government thinking, here in Australia we have a lot of unemployment too but the stupid Government we have want to bring people from other countries to come out here to what they say take the jobs that Australians won't do, which will cut the job opportunities for the people who will do anything to work, the problem with Governments is the people who are elected don't really live in the real world.
2 Mar 12
you know who is to blame? the top bankers in the US. in 1913 there was a bankers bailout where they basically bailed the US out of debt. since then they have been in charge of everything. they create recessions in order to gain more money and more power. this is actually a fact. look it up. its the bannkers bailout in 1913. go to youtube and see for yourself.