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Tory MP asks for payrise as living on £82k a year can be 'really grim' | Metro News

I find myself agreeing with Sir Peter on this one, £82k a year for an MP really isn't a huge amount of money considering how long they're away from home and the hours they put in. They should at least be on a par with doctors.

It also begs the question of what is an acceptable wage for anyone doing a job, I think the minimum is far too low, if businesses can't afford to pay people what they need to live on then they shouldn't be employing people, I'd say £15 an hour should be a base. I'd also say the average wage should be nearer £50k instead of the current £30, as Boris said yesterday, we should be aiming for a high skilled high paid workforce. People shouldn't have to scrape by. It's time for change, hopefully Boris will deliver.

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2 hours ago, daytripping said:

Tory MP asks for payrise as living on £82k a year can be 'really grim' | Metro News

I find myself agreeing with Sir Peter on this one, £82k a year for an MP really isn't a huge amount of money considering how long they're away from home and the hours they put in. They should at least be on a par with doctors.

It also begs the question of what is an acceptable wage for anyone doing a job, I think the minimum is far too low, if businesses can't afford to pay people what they need to live on then they shouldn't be employing people, I'd say £15 an hour should be a base. I'd also say the average wage should be nearer £50k instead of the current £30, as Boris said yesterday, we should be aiming for a high skilled high paid workforce. People shouldn't have to scrape by. It's time for change, hopefully Boris will deliver.

Nothing mentioned about his £100k a year “expenses” 

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4 hours ago, daytripping said:

Tory MP asks for payrise as living on £82k a year can be 'really grim' | Metro News

I find myself agreeing with Sir Peter on this one, £82k a year for an MP really isn't a huge amount of money considering how long they're away from home and the hours they put in. They should at least be on a par with doctors.

It also begs the question of what is an acceptable wage for anyone doing a job, I think the minimum is far too low, if businesses can't afford to pay people what they need to live on then they shouldn't be employing people, I'd say £15 an hour should be a base. I'd also say the average wage should be nearer £50k instead of the current £30, as Boris said yesterday, we should be aiming for a high skilled high paid workforce. People shouldn't have to scrape by. It's time for change, hopefully Boris will deliver.

I am aware you're on the wind up, but couldn't let this go without pointing out the fact that Sir Peter claimed 159,000 in expenses as well. 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, manboobs109 said:

I remember getting £3.75 an hour with a 75p an hour "attendance bonus" you got if you weren't late or off sick the previous week. If you did overtime it was an extra £40 and that got you a half decent night out at the time. Income tax allowance was about 3 grand a year so you got taxed to the balls.

For picking fruit?

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Just now, manboobs109 said:

No although I've done the berries plenty. Used to get paid by weight. Raspberries were easy as fuck, Strawbs not so much.

If you were getting paid by weight you'd be minted! 
 

Haha!

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I used to get £3.50 an hour working as a KP in a restaurant. Awful job. Boss was a hun cunt, used to run with the ASC but started supporting Rangers in the 90's and pretended he was true blue. He was part owner and him/the other chef used to keep all the tips to themselves. We were on buttons and spoken to/treated like shit. 
 

It gave me a good idea of what the working world was like. Full of cunts and totally and utterly unrewarding. 
 


 

 

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10 minutes ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

I used to get £3.50 an hour working as a KP in a restaurant. Awful job. Boss was a hun cunt, used to run with the ASC but started supporting Rangers in the 90's and pretended he was true blue. He was part owner and him/the other chef used to keep all the tips to themselves. We were on buttons and spoken to/treated like shit. 
 

It gave me a good idea of what the working world was like. Full of cunts and totally and utterly unrewarding. 
 


 

 

Name and shame Consi, that sounds particularly bad. You need to get yersel in wi the council. Easy number, decent conditions, you could get in wi the union it'd suit you down to the ground.

Edit - meant to be taking on 500 or so at the new dole place in Dundee. That will be a cushy as fuck number.

 

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9 minutes ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

I used to get £3.50 an hour working as a KP in a restaurant. Awful job. Boss was a hun cunt, used to run with the ASC but started supporting Rangers in the 90's and pretended he was true blue. He was part owner and him/the other chef used to keep all the tips to themselves. We were on buttons and spoken to/treated like shit. 
 

It gave me a good idea of what the working world was like. Full of cunts and totally and utterly unrewarding. 
 


 

 

The DH?

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Just now, manboobs109 said:

Name and shame Consi, that sounds particularly bad. You need to get yersel in wi the council. Easy number, decent conditions, you could get in wi the union it'd suit you down to the ground.

 

It was about 10 years ago. 
 

I had no idea, I thought everywhere else was like that. Eventually just never went back. 
 

Hated that place, proper stunk every time I came home. 

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