Victoria B on 21 January 2021

A full time 30+ hours per week of set "sit at desk and do xyz for this number of hours" job that gives you the same or less pay than benefits is nuts. And some will read this and say "benefits is too cushy, they should be motivated to not be unemployed, cuts cuts blah blah blah" are directing their anger at the wrong place. The money we get on benefits is just enough to survive, to pay the essential bills and feed ones family. It's not free. It comes at a heafty emotional and psychological cost, it's a humiliating and dehumanising system. We can't survive with any more cuts. Benefit needs more money not less if we want future generations to have any hope of betterment. Where people should direct their anger too is the companies that pay people so low a wage, on risky contracts with no real security, that benefits becomes the safer option, for families especially.

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