£70,000 a year & No job?

#1
I'm in the wrong job, pay taxes & conform to society.
Mrs Sponger does not & lives like a princess!
And as this is the naafi no i would not, even with yours!!!

'Why should I go to work when my benefits are worth £70,000 a year?'
Mother-of-three refuses to get a job because she is better off without one.

Sharon "The Sponger" Minkin, 49, says she cannot find a job that pays the same as benefits.
Lives in a semi-detached house, drives a 4x4 and has a 42" flatscreen TV.
Was qualified accountant on £120,000 a year but has not worked for 18 years.
Benefits she receives are equivalent to earning £70,000 a year before tax.

Taken from the Daily Wail @ Sharon Minkin refuses to get a job because she is better off on benefits | Mail Online
 
#2
I know its the Mail but did she not think that she would get a little bit of antagonistic attitude to her plight. University is not a right it is earned and if they are good enought to go she needs to support it by selling the dogs, getting a smaller car and sub letting the kids room when they are away. Oh yeah that's what the rest of us have to do or at least something similar.
 
#11
I dunno, stick her in a rubber one piece with one of those zippy hoods on her head that has "slut" crayoned on it ............ and well, <cough>, errrrrr, where was I.......

Those feckin dogs must eat a shitload of pies every week, get rid of them and there would be more money in the bank.

If she was a [chartered] accountant on 120K 18 years ago, she should be able to minimally set herself up doing tax returns or accounts for small business. She could stick her toe into the employment market through one of the specialist accountancy firms temp agencies and probably pick up around 70k. The Mrs used to have accountants in their mid to late 20's earning 60K - 80K, its not that hard if you are qualified.
 
#12
She actually receives 32,800 quid a year, benefits and housing.

The 70 grand figure is her totting up what she would need to find to continue life as is and afford to get her kids through uni

Obviously a smart woman, who has done the maths

You gonna blame her or blame the socialist piles of shit that built the system with fuck all regard for the consequences.
 
#13
Mind you must be hard having to share a bathroom. Wonder how the ex gets away with a pittance of a maintenance payment or is he on the dole as well?
 

TheIronDuke

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#14
If she is receiving £32k from the State and she is paying her Executive Gardener, how is she feeding her children?
 
#15
I dunno, stick her in a rubber one piece with one of those zippy hoods on her head that has "slut" crayoned on it ............ and well, <cough>, errrrrr, where was I.......

Those feckin dogs must eat a shitload of pies every week, get rid of them and there would be more money in the bank.

If she was a [chartered] accountant on 120K 18 years ago, she should be able to minimally set herself up doing tax returns or accounts for small business. She could stick her toe into the employment market through one of the specialist accountancy firms temp agencies and probably pick up around 70k. The Mrs used to have accountants in their mid to late 20's earning 60K - 80K, its not that hard if you are qualified.
Those dogs are fricking huge..the pet food alone must run up quite a bill...

But yeah, the situation in the UK is a little bit out of the whack. Like I said to an English colleague of mine, " You're better off in the U.K. if you're poor or disadvantaged, you're better off in the U.S. if you are the average working family...."
 
#16
She added: 'Because I&#8217;m on benefits the whole family qualifies for free dental care, free eye care and free school trips, which would cost extra £200 a month. I have totted up our benefits package and I would have to earn around £70,000 before tax to be able to live as we do now.

'Just to earn the basic £32,800 we receive in benefits, I would have to get a job paying over £44,000 a year.'
Whatever you think of her, she makes a good point. As well as the wage equivalent, there are loads of additional niceties available to people on benefits that would otherwise cost money. For example, my gym costs £45/month if you sign up for 2 years. If you're unemployed then it's free (or rather, I get to pay for your membership too via tax).

Divorcee Sharon Minkin says she cannot afford to work &#8211; because it would leave her worse off and her children would no longer qualify for free university places.
What's that all about? People on benefits don't get free university places, do they? The loan scheme means there's no need for it.
 
#17
But yeah, the situation in the UK is a little bit out of the whack. Like I said to an English colleague of mine, " You're better off in the U.K. if you're poor or disadvantaged, you're better off in the U.S. if you are the average working family...."
Couldn't agree more, but times are changing. Welfare is fast becoming a lifestyle choice in the US.
 
#18
Similar, but different, story on Channel 4 a while ago. Three shipyard workers interviewed. Salt of the earth types. Spent 20 years getting up at 0600 to go plumbing, welding and, err, electricianing in all weathers. Lost their jobs through no fault of their own when the shipyard closed.

All of them could have had minimum wage jobs. All of them were on benefits instead. Not because they were lazy but because benefits provided the best lifestyle for their wives and children. Much better than a minimum wage job.

It's not just lazy barstewards who rip the arrse about of benefits, and it won't stop until benefits are set at minimum wage instead of average wage.
 

sirbhp

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#19
are we sure she gets 70k a year ? an its not the proper 7 k. I wonder how this 70k is made up ?

you dont get yer eyes and teeth done every month at 200 like she was " quoted" .
 

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