Should people on benefits have to work in the local community? Watch

ilex_noemi
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Benefits only gives you £55 per week not £70 as someone else said!
I struggle on it even when I get food from my parents. If I was to volunteer everyday of the week, the amount spent on travel would give me hardly anything to live off.

I have a university degree and I'm applying for tonnes of jobs, most of them are even totally unrelated to my degree and I'm only wanting them just for the income. It is not my fault that competition is so high at the moment and I am not closing myself off to other jobs or just sitting here pretending I'm applying for them when I'm not. I put a lot of effort into my job applications.

With regards to my degree and what I wish to do - I have a decent degree and I have plenty of experience in the area, there's just no suitable jobs and when I'm applying for different jobs, obviously someone else will be more suited to that particular area than me.

It would be very degrading for me to suddenly be clearing graffiti off the streets...

When university students are stuck or people who recently lost their jobs, I totally understand why.
Perhaps if you are on benefits with no experience or education then they should be told to do a part time course or else do some kind of service as it would be helpful to them? But definitely not a full time job for such little money!
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(Original post by uktotalgamer)
In which case then the OP is deluded.

I fail to see your point. Are you driven by personal greed? It's about doing good for society and I fail to see how doing maybe 10 hours of work over a week to help others is a problem. I really don't see it. It's benefits society and at the same time shows willingness to work which is an admirable trait. Doing perhaps 10 hours a week still leaves plenty of time to look for jobs.

Im really failing to see how doing a favour for society is detrimental. That's the problem these days. Nobody is willing to do things for other people, that and also the willingness of people to enter debt so freely.
...:facepalm2:
Well after that I'm done here :lol:
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...:facepalm2:
Well after that I'm done here :lol:
You obviously have no coherent argument. I accept your surrender.
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(Original post by uktotalgamer)
You obviously have no coherent argument. I accept your surrender.
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(Original post by xXHolly_90Xx)
Benefits only gives you £55 per week not £70 as someone else said!
It differs depending on how old you are and stuff: https://www.gov.uk/jobseekers-allowance/what-youll-get
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Well, they should certainly want to.
If you have capitalist persuasions but accept jobeeker's allowance then unless it's National Insurance credit (I.e. you've worked for x number of years and so receive a sum analagus to the y amount of tax you paid in over those years) you're a hypocrite. If your lifestyle is being maintained by the public at large don't they deserve to see a return, a tangible positive, some reason to believe you are worthwhile subsidising as a long-term investment, that being someone who will soon find suitable employment?

If you are a socialist but don't believe in the important of communal care and the local environment, not to mention the general wellbeing of your home area, then you quite clearly do not believe in the socialist philosophy through which you are sustained.

There should be encouragement for maybe a couple of hours a week in local charities, neighbourhood schemes, youth mentoring, litter cleanup, crossing guards, library events, local markets, summer fairs. I think there's plenty of creative examples of where contributions can made that both a) serve a wider purpose in the community and b) be careful not to replace actual jobs with free labour
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