Originally Posted by juuge
Two people employed at our poling station in Wicklow took the day off work to be there, this can't be right. Wonder if they declare their extra earnings to the revenue?
whats wrong with it? I have to say i get a bit annoyed with this attitude that people are only entitled to have one job/source of income, its a competitive world out there and nobody is 'entitled' to a job, you have to get off your arse and get after it. I have a full time job and a casual job which gives me a days work once or twice a month. I've occasionally taken a day off my full time job to work at the other job, I lose a days holiday and the second job is taxed at a massive rate, but I do it because the work is easy and i want the money. The unemployed guys who do this casual work with me take home almost twice what i do from it because they are not liable for tax and I'm happy for them.They are out grabbing whatever work they can and getting a few quid for their trouble, something more people should be doing rather than sitting at home begrudging those who chase it.
We knew this election was coming for months surely people could have taken the initiative of applying for this work rather than getting all indignant now because it wasn't offered to the unemployed? remember that while receiving jobseekers you are supposed to be actively seeking
work, don't expect it to come to you. And I'm not having a go at the unemployed, my girlfriend is out of work so I know how hard it is out there. She no longer gets any dole btw because she was means tested on my income, part of the reason i'm working every hour i can. Feels stupid now she didn't think of applying for this but certainly has no problem with others employed or otherwise getting it.
O and since its a public job I'm sure the revenue know all about it.