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People struggling with bills 'should get a new job

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Cosmos123 · 04/10/2022 22:06

According to Jake Berry the Conservative Party Chairman.

Nasty git

OP posts:

Am I being unreasonable?

269 votes. Final results.

You are being unreasonable
You are NOT being unreasonable
XenoBitch · 04/10/2022 22:08

Who would do their old job?
What about people who can not work?

DaydreamBelieve · 04/10/2022 22:09

Do you have a link

coronafiona · 04/10/2022 22:29

I'd love to but I live in the midlands and well paying jobs seem few and far between

Discovereads · 04/10/2022 22:31

Yet when unions strike for better pay….not a penny to spare.

Turtle93 · 04/10/2022 22:31

So we all get new jobs that pay more, then what happens? Who does all these jobs that don't pay as well?

ddl1 · 04/10/2022 22:32

I think Jake Berry needs to get a new job!

If everyone did get a highly paid job, who would do the currently lower-paid jobs? Which include many of the jobs classed as 'essential' during the lockdowns.

Mochudubh · 04/10/2022 22:33

Just another example of these tone deaf arseholes who haven't got a clue how most people live. I hope his cleaner, gardener, nanny etc do exactly that and stick two fingers up to the entitled piece of shite.

SarahAndQuack · 04/10/2022 22:33

I'm really disturbed by the implication that people who aren't paid so much are being lazy by not getting another job - as if it's that easy. A lot of low-paid jobs are absolutely back-breaking, and they require skill and training. But to get a slightly higher-paid job is very hard, especially for people who don't have so many transferrable qualifications.

Latenightreader · 04/10/2022 22:34

I’d love to get a job that pays more but my field (museums) is notoriously low paid and I am not sure what else I could do.

Bryonny84 · 04/10/2022 22:35

That's assuming there are better paid jobs in your area, you're qualified to do them and the employers will actually employ you (if you're over 45). Just "getting a better paid job" is very much easier said than done.

WhiteFire · 04/10/2022 22:35

Well this is the suggestion multiple times on any MN thread about money worries.

I've been told it, apparently doing a job I enjoy and am (possibly) good at is irrelevant as I should always be in pursuit of higher paid roles. (Despite then not being able to do my niche role)

Bryonny84 · 04/10/2022 22:36

You are so right.

Cosmos123 · 04/10/2022 22:36

Mochudubh · 04/10/2022 22:33

Just another example of these tone deaf arseholes who haven't got a clue how most people live. I hope his cleaner, gardener, nanny etc do exactly that and stick two fingers up to the entitled piece of shite.


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somewhereovertherain · 04/10/2022 22:37

Time to make the Tory party and it’s evil members redundant. Maybe send them all to Rwanda and any paid up members of the party who voted for these awful people.

PeekabooAtTheZoo · 04/10/2022 22:39

LMAO riiight. How about I have their jobs since they're so bad at them and have messed up the country so much? I'll call it the Con(self)serve-ative party. Anyone want to pay me 30k a year to sit on my arse telling people to get a job or to level up or whatever other shite pops into my head? I'll throw in random insults for my coworkers for free but getting papped while wearing odd expressions is going to cost extra.

pinkberet · 04/10/2022 22:40

I can agree with how challenging this statement is. I am professionally qualified in two fields however only one is suitable for our current family needs. Due to childcare costs and my higher earning (than me) husband's work patterns I can still only work part time (the extra would be lost in childcare)
Should I ignore my qualifications and career aspirations and work in an unskilled job instead? I'm genuinely asking. I'm waiting, job seeking and working agency where I can get it but the food costs are rising, the kids keep growing and I'm frightened

PhoenixReincarnated · 04/10/2022 22:40

I work on social care (nmw). I wonder what would happen if we all left for better paying jobs.

P0MP0M · 04/10/2022 22:40

I cringed when I read these comments. How utterly clueless.

Who does he expect to empty his bins and stock the supermarket shelves and look after his elderly parents etc?

It may be good advice to a friend on an individual level, if they are struggling financially: retrain, look for a promotion.

But on a population level surely anybody with half a braincell can see that many of the lower paid jobs are essential. Some can mainly be done by students or as a stepping stone, but some really do need dedicated people who stick at them and those people should be able to have a decent standard of living from their work.

UK society is so messed up now. So many illogical decisions, so much victim blaming/ scapegoating, but little pressure still on politicians to do the obvious things to make things better in the long term, even now. Just knee jerk reactions all the time, and nobody with any vision at all. And ever increasing social division. Very depressing and I don't see this winter improving things.

Anyway yes OP - what an idiot he is. But I'm not remotely surprised. And that is depressing in itself.

Manasprey · 04/10/2022 22:43

Dh is looking for a better paid job. He has releva qualifications for his field. But he is over 50 and never gets past the interview.
He currently works physically harder than me, but is paid much less.

I have a degree, pgce, 20odd years experience.

I'm not sure I can get a better job. And if there are lots of better jobs, who will teach the workers of tomorrow?

Discovereads · 04/10/2022 22:44

They thought investment bankers needed so much help that their bonuses should be uncapped… as if bonuses of 100%-200% of their annual salary just arent enough to tackle the cost of living crisis. After all an average salary for an investment banker is only £60k a pittance really, and having that topped up to £120-180k just doesn’t keep them in the lifestyle they deserve for moving numbers from one screen to another….

But hard working bin men and female carers on £18k/yr….lazy sods they need their tax credits and UC slashed to motivate them to get another job to get through the cost of living crisis.

It’s disgusting.


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MarshaMelrose · 04/10/2022 22:44

I think he must be a closet MNer because I see that advice on here all the time that wives should tell their husbands to get a better paying job. I think it's crap and stupid advice here and it's crap and stupid advice from him. Unless it's to get his better paying job at the next election.

dottiedodah · 04/10/2022 22:45

This sort of shift never fails to amaze me! Does he honestly think that cleaners ,shop workers and so on would continue on nmw if there was an alternative? Reminds me of Norman tebbitt telling everyone to get on their bike!

PhoenixReincarnated · 04/10/2022 22:45

Incidentally this was at the bottom of the screen. Maybe it's a sign 🙄🤣

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