Anyone remember the job clubs in the early days.
Not like today though
In the 80s right up to the 2000s they would pay for your courses likes of Offshore Survival and Construction Safety Certs you could even get heavy goods driving lessons even a forklift drivers licence haaa
The other good thing apart from the daft CV whatsit was you could get a free rail return ticket if you got a job the other side of the country and your first 2 weeks digs paid.
I said am not filling shelves in a supermarket, I'm not even going to get a job driving a forklift. 3 goes I had over the years of that it kept me going.
But all good things come to an end.
They nearly got me filling shelves near my 60th
Birthday but pension credit came along and I could retire the same age as a woman age 60 in 2010.
Just scraped in by the skin of my teeth.
Before the pension age went up and up and up and up and up and still going up for men and woman to 68?
I am all for the old woman's rights after all I got my pension the same age as them at 60..Anyone remember the related earnings in the late 70s early 80s
You could work 6 months and if you got paid off you got roughly the same money on the dole for the next 6 months.
Everybody was after a bit of it, it was like klondyke.
Mind it only lasted a few years before the government realised they could not afford it.
Them were good ole days.
Mind if you where on poor wages like the shipyard say 50 quid a week you got a few Bob more than the basic when on the dole.
If you were on short term construction say 100 quid plus a week you could double the dole of a paid off shipyard worker?
Madness wasn't it. Mind I got the benefit of it..
Barbara Castle just remembered that's who brought it in toast of many a construction worker
Good ole Barbara Castle one of life's good ones
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