Originally Posted by Eli Manning
When a man is better off living off the state than working in it there is something horribly wrong.
I'll agree with that part.
It says something about the accumulated costs of working, such as car ownership or public transport, doesn't it? Like maybe, the cost of living in this country might be a little too high?
On the other hand, the dole isn't just for week-to-week living. I've also used my dole money to replace a mobile phone that broke on me (Which I use to speak with employers), and have ordered a laptop computer which I will need for an internship I am due to start (My current machine has a faulty screen.).
Some would call these luxuries. But considering that I missed out on a job interview because my phone dropped the call, I wouldn't.
And if I managed to arrange my finances and budget so I can spend a little more on things that might make the dull drudgery of existance that little more bearable, bollox to anyone being a self-righteous git taking it away.