Bull. I recall numerous visits to the local Job Centre, and they told me on various occasions employers weren't employing at the time, because they didn't have work. I know my area like the back of my hand, and lived here all my life, so ofcourse I found out this wasn't the truth.
Truth is, these employers liked the cheap wages, and didn't tell the Job Centre they had work. (Or someone at the Job Centre was lying, because I've also experienced on quite a few occasions that someone at the Job Centre would direct me to a recruitment agency for a job!)
Most Brits would not work for the lousy wages and poor job security that they offer.
I'll be honest, that's probably true in most cases, but I would've preferred a lousy long-term job over a few months of work. (Hey, you have to start somewhere?)
How far above minimum wage is bar work ? Not very much I would have thought.
I don't know about Britain, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was actually below minimum wage.
If you want decent staff, then you have to be prepared to pay them enough to live on and I would suspect that his rate attracted those at the bottom of the British barrell.
This "oh the Polish work so hard and the British are so lazy" stuff is such a crock of shite.
Definitely! It seems it's a trend in all Western European countries? When you think of it though, what more could politicians ask for? You'll get lower salaries, and you'll get rid of those pesky working class people with their complaining about safety, wages, working conditions, rights and ofcourse it helps to exterminate their annoying Trade Unions.
I have no problems with a few foreigners who are coming over for work, if there's a place for them. (I mean only to occupy the empty spots!) I have huge problems with this recent development. (I think it started to get extreme somewhere in 2003?) The truth is, we're being replaced and told to stop complaining about it..
''Get more competitive.''
Okay. So how do we do that if we can't even get, or keep a job anywhere? Study? Yeah sure. So where can I earn money to finance a study? I'm sure that some of you can see it can quickly become a vicious circle. One that's not easy to come out of..