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    Do you still think negatively of someone signing on but doing voluntary work?

    Seeing the other thread and seeing most peoples problems is that peoples taxes are paying for people on benefits

    But what if someone did a lot of voluntary work even full time but still signed on

    They still arent earning and getting tax money so do you consider them any different?

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    I really wouldnt worry or justify anything to a certain few, its best to just keep off those sort of threads and this really isnt going to help, but good luck

    i was gonna put this in the other thread:

    I'm honestly not sure if I think it's a good idea. I mean, (again) why should I pay for someone to work for a charity?

    If you want to do charity work, fine, just don't expect the taxpayer to support you.

    No offence intended, just giving my opinion.

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    I really wouldnt worry or justify anything to a certain few, its best to … I really wouldnt worry or justify anything to a certain few, its best to just keep off those sort of threads and this really isnt going to help, but good luck




    I agree..

    you dont need to justify anything to anyone hon

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    grex9101;2577125

    i was gonna put this in the other thread:I'm honestly not sure if I think … i was gonna put this in the other thread:I'm honestly not sure if I think it's a good idea. I mean, (again) why should I pay for someone to work for a charity?If you want to do charity work, fine, just don't expect the taxpayer to support you.No offence intended, just giving my opinion.



    Its more that the person doing voluntary work, charity or otherwise is doing it in order to get experience in a job and hoping maybe get first choice if a paid position becomes open

    Thats what I mean, they dont want to sit at home doing nothing and want to do something for their money,

    ryouga;2577133

    Its more that the person doing voluntary work, charity or otherwise is … Its more that the person doing voluntary work, charity or otherwise is doing it in order to get experience in a job and hoping maybe get first choice if a paid position becomes openThats what I mean, they dont want to sit at home doing nothing and want to do something for their money,



    I see what you're getting at, although I would say that the charity work shouldn't take precedence over a bona fide job opportunity elsewhere.

    Also, I really don't like the idea of there being paid posts in voluntary/charity organisations.

    Anyhoo, as sassie said, it's up to you.

    im not getting involved in this one.....doh!! too late

    BFM

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    grex9101;2577166

    I see what you're getting at, although I would say that the charity work … I see what you're getting at, although I would say that the charity work shouldn't take precedence over a bona fide job opportunity elsewhere.Also, I really don't like the idea of there being paid posts in voluntary/charity organisations.Anyhoo, as sassie said, it's up to you.



    Im not really saying that lol, what I mean is the person whilst looking is doing voluntary work(not always a charity) I used to vokunteer at a local cafe when I was 15 to pass time, just like my mum still now volunteers to work with handicapped kids which is by local council, she also works as a councellor for a local cancer group.

    I did voluntary work at Marks and spencer(unpaid of course)

    Many people like to do it as it looks good on a CV and to potential employers so they dont see them as lazy.

    ryouga;2577133

    Its more that the person doing voluntary work, charity or otherwise is … Its more that the person doing voluntary work, charity or otherwise is doing it in order to get experience in a job and hoping maybe get first choice if a paid position becomes openThats what I mean, they dont want to sit at home doing nothing and want to do something for their money,




    experience i hate that word, when you apply for a vacancy that states 'NO EXPERIENCE NESCERSARY' yet if they bother to let you know the outcome send you a letter that says 'WE DECIDED TO GO WITH SOMEONE WITH MORE EXPERIENCE THAN YOURSELF'

    WTF

    i totaly understand what your saying about teh volunteer work thou apparently it looks good on your cv

    u did it at marks and spencers? like they need volunteers, instead of doing free work for a big national company try finding a job or some training to help u get a job

    i don't have a problem with people who actually get off their bums and go do something like charity work to gain experience or help people - its the ones who just do nothing and whinge about how little they have - i have met a few of these people and it does make me angry - the worst one i think though is paying drug addicts and alcoholics sickness/incapacity benefits - what is that about - then they have more money to spend on drugs!!! the whole system needs a shake up

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    the worst one i think though is paying drug addicts and alcoholics … the worst one i think though is paying drug addicts and alcoholics sickness/incapacity benefits - what is that about - then they have more money to spend on drugs!!! the whole system needs a shake up



    Thats what its all about, you give an alcoholic £200 a week and free housing he/she will drink themeslves to an early death, in the long run the government will probably save money.

    Some people would argue that being an alcoholic is an illness BTW and alcohol is heavily taxed in the U.K. so the alcoholic would be paying a lot of taxes to as would a smoker who gets treatment for cancer.

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    Random. Please post accordingly:p

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    Random. Please post accordingly:p



    http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h276/DianneOnly/tease.gif see you later;-)

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    see you later;-)



    You sure will:thumbsup:

    How can you do volunteer work in Marks & Sparks??? Surely it's illegal for a profit making PLC to use non payed staff.

    good to get experience and spend time with different people
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