Grumpy boss should chip in more pay
A chippy owner has complained he can’t fill jobs in his new shop because the benefit system is making people “workshy”.
Frank Suhadolnik says he got up to 400 CVs but 11 applicants didn’t turn up for trial shifts.
He blames the Jobseekers allowance system that only keeps paying out on condition people can give evidence of trying to get employment.
“They turn up to our interviews to say they’re looking for work but then leave us stuck,” he moaned. “We’re just ordinary people trying to make a living.”
There’s nothing ordinary about Mr Suhadolnik.
He already owns one shop in the town and had £100,000 to invest in his new one which he expects to staff by paying the minimum wage – on which any ordinary family would struggle to live.
There are many instances where it simply does not pay to work if you are on benefits.
So if he is so desperate to fill those roles, why not offer a better rate?
It’s time for employers to recognise that they need to invest in workforces to make their business grow.
If you pay peanuts, you don’t even deserve monkeys.
GOODIE WORK Comic Bill
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