Grumpy boss should chip in more pay

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Watts The Goss -

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.


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