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Any lifelong social welfare / non workers here?

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  • 12-02-2022 7:35pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 561 ✭✭✭


    No judgment, but curious on how life is for someone/family who has no real employment history...

    Do you have a home, what kind of income do you have, what do you do with your day?

    What do you think of the people who do work, do you see them as idiots or do you appreciate their work?

    Do you feel that you are entitled to your benefits?

    How would you improve the system, what would you change?

    Genuinely not another dole bashing thread, interested in constructive discussion.....



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  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭Ahherelads2022


    I did it for 10 years. Great life,a few can's and a few lucky 15s in paddy powers. Single moms on tap. Life was good.



  • Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    They honestly believe they are hard done by and are victims. Look at the whinging about just devoting an hour of their endless free hours to collecting 200+ euro. That is two days hard graft for most workers



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭BalcombeSt4


    I was on it for a couple of years, I had been employed before I was on it tho, since I left school, so I started work at 17. I just didn't do nothing all day, I did courses & got some extra qualifications, to get myself self-employed which is the best thing to be in a neo-liberal capitalist economy.

    I wouldn't change too much about it, it was just enough to get by in hard times which is why it's there.



  • Posts: 1,344 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    A bumper 100% boost for Christmas...... medical card.....first on the list for government giveaways in budget.....fuel allowance...... zero stress/ commuting....a bit of a 'lie-in ' EVERY morning........ life was good on the dole



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭BalcombeSt4


    They are hard done by, that 200e really makes the wallets heavy to carry



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  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭Ahherelads2022


    Late nights too, finding a house party was a great buzz.



  • Posts: 1,344 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Not a week would go by without a couple nixers.......just to 'sort' the fortnight in Lanzarote or to have the readies for Cheltenham...happy days



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  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭Ahherelads2022


    Never had any luck with Cheltenham. My 4 can's for Harp for €6 euro were sacrificed many a day for those donkeys.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,868 ✭✭✭enricoh


    I doubt there's any doleheads on here, there was a how much do u earn thread a while ago n everyone seemed to be on 100k +!



  • Posts: 1,344 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    HARP???? Who did you think you were??? Michael o Leary??? Sure that's pure indulgence...... 6 dutch gold for a fiver.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,261 ✭✭✭Gant21


    They get free WiFi along with the house you know. A suv a proper one.



  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭Ahherelads2022


    Even the local dealer wasn't on that figure.

    I wouldn't go back to that life but you do get used to it. If I was a single mom I can see you'd never sacrifice the benefits to get a job. The jump is just to big.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,261 ✭✭✭Gant21


    They even got the pup.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,587 ✭✭✭SouthWesterly


    You think unemployed people have it easy. Civil servants had 2 years sitting at home watching Netflix and got paid.. According to some. **



    ** totally untrue of course.. We were all watching Disney Plus🤣



  • Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    two busy vegging in front of youtube, reading is hard!



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭phonypony


    Yeah but, 'how much do you earn' is a very different question to 'how much do you receive'



  • Posts: 7,792 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    $ "A workshy hero is something to be-ee" $


    nowt wrong with SW - a regular wage aint enough to 'live' on, and 'the rock' is more than enough to 'survive' on,,, percentage call is to suckle on that state teat, imho 😂

    A low boredom threshold is required tho... aint everyone what would be content with "sitting at home all day" , or "watching the four walls"

    "I'd crack up (doing 'nothing' all day)" is the wonted refrain...

    FK WORK!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 565 ✭✭✭BaywatchHQ


    Do you have a home, what kind of income do you have, what do you do with your day?

    In response to your questions, I live with parents. I get £81 per week on Universal Credit. I spend the day browsing the web, helping clean the house, eating junk food and watching TV shows. The past few months I have been addicted to posting on an incel unemployed forum called NEETS.me but i stopped posting there as I think spending all day on forums is bad for me.

    I have been out of education almost 8 years. I have had over 10 jobs that I left shortly after. In total I have only ever worked for about 18 months in total. My longest lasting job was 7 months.


    What do you think of the people who do work, do you see them as idiots or do you appreciate their work?


    In some ways I envy them as they may have less free time but they are still more functioning in this world and can hold friendships, etc. I probably would trade with them if I had the chance of a healthy mind.


    Do you feel that you are entitled to your benefits?

    I don't really care, I suppose you could say that my father paid taxes for 45 years so it is not like I come from a family of leaches. Another way of looking at it is that even if there was no unemployed people, tax payers would just lose that money some other way. The government would just find another excuse to take that money from them. Overall I don't care, society can feel free to murder me if they are so angry about me taking £81 per week. My question to them is, why not spend more time worrying about the politicians taking your money and the British royal family.


    How would you improve the system, what would you change?


    My current situation is that I feel that I am too ill to work but not ill enough to be accepted for disability benefits. Society needs to find a better system to find suitable jobs for people who can't hack normal life. The system at the moment is just having a welfare officer force you to apply for any job that is going and they sanction you if you don't apply. Then they virtue signal about mental health.

    Recently I was enforced to go to this CBT therapist by the welfare system. He said that CBT probably wouldn't work for me as I am most likely an Autist. There you go, society tells you to "seek help" and then you are met with this confusing situation when you do visit the therapist.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,786 ✭✭✭DownByTheGarden


    Im quitting 30 years of hard grafting to become a dolee in a couple of months.

    Cant wait. 40 hours a week back. Tax free income. I'll let you know how it goes.



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