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Job lost due to Covid

  • 02-12-2021 1:08pm
    Registered Users Posts: 477 ✭✭ tina1040

    I'm not sure if this is the right place .

    My son, a student, has lost his part-time job in hospitality due to the number of cancellations following government advice to curtail socialising and cancellation of work and other Christmas parties. He was one of the last to be employed by the establishment so first out.

    He was on the PUP up to summer. He is going out to look for another job but Is there anything in place with social welfare for him if unsuccessful?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,239 ✭✭✭ Buffman

    The waters are so muddy at the moment I'd say it's best to go straight to the source for info on his exact circumstances.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,791 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011

    Students never qualified for welfare, only for PUP and PUP is closed to new applicants.

  • Registered Users Posts: 803 ✭✭✭ airy fairy

    I'm sure he'll pick something up. Every restaurant, takeaway and McDs/fastfood place are crying out for staff.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,239 ✭✭✭ Buffman

    OP, you never know, next weeks version of 'the rules' might be different so watch this space.

  • Registered Users Posts: 965 ✭✭✭ SnuggyBear

    Hospitality is dying more every day. They won't even need to close hospitality because no one is going out. Business would normally be starting to boom at this time but its dead.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,844 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman

    Tons of retail jobs right now. Especially running up to Christmas

  • Registered Users Posts: 803 ✭✭✭ airy fairy

    Loads of jobs in coffee shops, takeaways etc. McDs are screaming for people. Why just limit to hospitality sector that is insecure right now?

    A already stated above, retail are crying out for people. No need for any student to be claiming welfare. Unless of course they are picky or they'll only work a certain job

  • Registered Users Posts: 477 ✭✭ tina1040

    Hopefully, he'll get something. there will be lots of hospitality staff being laid off after this evening's announcements. I don't want him back on social welfare. It looks like the Pup is being reintroduced.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,383 ✭✭✭✭ Dempo1

    PUP is reopening next week for those impacted by the decisions gov made today, however the devil will be in the detail. It will not be like original PUP.

    Gov have desperately tried to avoid continuing any supports but the situation became farcical.

    No details available yet but I suspect there'll be stringent T&C's attached and may only be applicable from today's date albeit Gov have been crucifying the sector by stealth for weeks, like everything this Gov does, nothing is very clear, for example is it going to be open to full/part time employees, what rates will be paid etc. Not clear if any students in full time education and working P/T will qualify but I would be doubtful as you'll know students in full time education lost the payment from September. I honestly don't think students in full education will qualify.

    Watch out for any announcements over the weekend or on Monday to see if your son will be eligible.

    Sadly he's not alone, I know numerous people in the sector about yo loose full time jobs in this sector, some have already had hours reduced. All will never ever return to it and who'd blame them.

    Is maith an scáthán súil charad.