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RandyRussian Tue 30-Nov-10 09:42:18

That money saved by cutting benefits should be used to keep public sector 'workers' in their cushy jobs? borne-sparks-Tory-fury-scaling-assault-public-sect or.html

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muddleduck Tue 30-Nov-10 09:44:24

still biscuit

sarah293 Tue 30-Nov-10 09:44:44

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Filibear Tue 30-Nov-10 09:49:16

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altinkum Tue 30-Nov-10 09:49:38

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Kitta Tue 30-Nov-10 09:50:49

That’s fine till you go in to hospital and there's no nurses or doctors, or your house goes up in flames because the local station was closed, or your kids are in classes of 40+.
The fucking split personality Daily Mail, first to bitch about public sector workers jobs been saved and first to complain when those services aren’t available

RealityVom Tue 30-Nov-10 09:52:12

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stillbobbysgirl Tue 30-Nov-10 09:52:22

Yes those darn nurses, teachers, firefighters and care workers - this mess IS ALL THEIR FAULT. If only they didn't expect £20k a year for looking after the disabled or putting out fires, then the counrty wouldn't be in this mess.

Good job the bankers and tories really know how to get us out of this mess.


piscesmoon Tue 30-Nov-10 09:53:43

Best never to read DM. Anyone would think that we could do without public sector workers.

Filibear Tue 30-Nov-10 09:53:43

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SantaIsAnAnagramOfSatan Tue 30-Nov-10 09:54:04

yeah who needs teachers, social workers, police men, doctors, nurses etc. what we need is more bankers and insurance salesman hmm


do people really see the world in sound bites fed them by media and politicians without applying rational thought to it?

nickytwotimes Tue 30-Nov-10 09:54:25

yep, fuck off.

if you think public sector jobs are cushy, go and train as a nurse/teacher/cop/paramedic/etc.

Fontsnob Tue 30-Nov-10 09:56:38

OP what do you think public sector jobs are and why do you think they are cushy? Serious question as it does confuse me as to why people think private sector employees work harder. Also do you think it is a good idea to make thousands of these public sector workers unemployed and dependent upon benefits? Please do explain the logic of your opinions.

RealityVom Tue 30-Nov-10 10:01:29

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JenaiMarrsTartanFoxCube Tue 30-Nov-10 10:03:49

The military and civilian personnel 'working' out in Helmand, they've been having a lovely cushy time of it apparently grin

Bugger off, OP. And take your twatty ''s with you.

nancydrewrockinaroundxmastree Tue 30-Nov-10 10:04:35

OP I suppose compared to the hours that I worked in the private sector my hours were in your world "cushy" - a 45hr week compared to an 80hr+ week.

What is conveniently forgotten is that for the convenience of working 40% less hours I took a 70% paycut.

Fontsnob Tue 30-Nov-10 10:05:45

I just need to add to my previous post what I was actually thinking as I typed.

Twat. Twatty McTwat. From Twat town.

fedupwithdeployment Tue 30-Nov-10 10:10:17

My DH is in the forces. He spent 8 months - working usually 12-18 hour days, 6 days a week in the Middle East. He had one week off during that time. To be fair he had a lot of time off when he came home, but that isn't really the point.

My private sector job is a lot more cushty.

Having said that I do think that given that it is public money, it is sensible to review where it is going, and find out why for eg sickness rates in areas of the public sector are high vs private sector.

kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 30-Nov-10 10:25:20

My DH has a really cushy job, he is a teacher. Yes, he does have lots of really long holidays but, he is out of the door at 7.30am and generally not home until 7.oo at night. He then spends another hour or so on preparation and a whole day at the weekend preparing.
He does have an easy life compared to some.
He isn't risking his life (forces, police or fire service) but he works fucking hard and his salary doesn't reflect the four degrees he has.

fluffles Tue 30-Nov-10 10:34:30

how dare somebody want to have a job that contributes to society, makes a difference, AND allows them to see their families at some point before bedtime!!!

everybody should be working 100hr weeks serving mammon, buying and selling shit nobody needs or wants in order to get money to buy and sell more shit.


Filibear Tue 30-Nov-10 10:45:35

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PhishFoodAddiction Tue 30-Nov-10 10:47:46

angry How do you dare to call them public sector 'workers' in inverted commas? People in the public sector work bloody hard! I'd love to know what amazing job you do OP.

My DH is a firefighter. Is that a 'cushy' job in your opinion? My DH would beg to differ. It's bloody hard work, and he gets paid a pittance. The work is hard, and can often be traumatic.

I don't often swear but I really want to tell you to piss off OP.

rodformyownback Tue 30-Nov-10 11:04:19

Seems the OP has indeed pissed off. Good. Probably gone Christmas shopping with her massive banker's bonus, the scrounging parasite. angry

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