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Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2020, 01:43:45 AM »
Signed up Monday! Fed up of working the last 3 months. Went to the Doctor and said I was afraid of getting the Covid because of my Chest. (I've no Chest problems). Doctor said ok and wrote me a sick note. Said I could probably get 6 months out of this. Went to the welfare office - no questions. Happy days. Great to be getting the Ä350. Loads of time now to go over homework backlog, Do some sports drills, get jobs done around the house and watch a few boxsets. I might even get bored! Was fed up being the fool (risking my life) earning money that will only be taken off me with tax hikes when the dust settles. Have even sorted out a small nixer that should see me on the same money as working. I don't even care now what the Teachers do in September as I will be adaptable to multiple runs to the school if necessary or I'll be at home to take the pressure of the wife and let her go to work in peace. Already I can see people frowning on me, but the reality is that most of them are jealous that they don't have the courage to do the same. Best thing of all, my job is there waiting for me when I decide to go back!  ;D

Good for you, Iím sure youíve paid enough tax over the years to have a break. The garden will look great!
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Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2020, 12:49:57 PM »
Signed up Monday! Fed up of working the last 3 months. Went to the Doctor and said I was afraid of getting the Covid because of my Chest. (I've no Chest problems). Doctor said ok and wrote me a sick note. Said I could probably get 6 months out of this. Went to the welfare office - no questions. Happy days. Great to be getting the Ä350. Loads of time now to go over homework backlog, Do some sports drills, get jobs done around the house and watch a few boxsets. I might even get bored! Was fed up being the fool (risking my life) earning money that will only be taken off me with tax hikes when the dust settles. Have even sorted out a small nixer that should see me on the same money as working. I don't even care now what the Teachers do in September as I will be adaptable to multiple runs to the school if necessary or I'll be at home to take the pressure of the wife and let her go to work in peace. Already I can see people frowning on me, but the reality is that most of them are jealous that they don't have the courage to do the same. Best thing of all, my job is there waiting for me when I decide to go back!  ;D

Good for you, Iím sure youíve paid enough tax over the years to have a break. The garden will look great!

Thanks! I'd feel guilty normally. But such is the flippant waste of money from the Government it takes away all guilt. Hop on the gravy train while you can.
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Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2020, 05:24:08 PM »
So much anger.
You're a bit of a dick to be fair.

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« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2020, 06:55:57 PM »
So much anger.
You're a bit of a dick to be fair.
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My family had a lot of pressure during all this! Both myself and my wife trying to juggle our busy jobs along with minding and trying to teach children. We have no support levels as no close family live close to us. We have watched people laze about (in some cases) on full pay or on the Ä350. Telling us of their cooking exploits, their sleeping in, their weeks of drinking wine, watching boxsets, fixing up around their house. All the while like fools we remained stuck in the rat race with extras and for what. Bigger taxes down the line. So, the logical thing to do was join the passe.

There is no more anger. Life is good. Besides what do you care your taxes will have nothing to do with me.

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Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2020, 09:51:54 PM »
Great that this has been extended til the 10th of August. Have really enjoyed my time off and got loads of stuff done around the house. Got to spend time with the kids doing homework and sport skills. You can see the improvement in them in both. My neighbours who have public sector jobs been on full wages and doing little or no work clearly disapprove of me getting the payments. Asking me when am I going back to work. I return ask them the same question. As far as they are concerned checking e-mails is work.  The snobbery is gas!

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Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2020, 02:12:19 AM »
Great that this has been extended til the 10th of August. Have really enjoyed my time off and got loads of stuff done around the house. Got to spend time with the kids doing homework and sport skills. You can see the improvement in them in both. My neighbours who have public sector jobs been on full wages and doing little or no work clearly disapprove of me getting the payments. Asking me when am I going back to work. I return ask them the same question. As far as they are concerned checking e-mails is work.  The snobbery is gas!

Checking emails is indeed work, if you then do the action required.
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« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2020, 02:33:15 AM »
Great that this has been extended til the 10th of August. Have really enjoyed my time off and got loads of stuff done around the house. Got to spend time with the kids doing homework and sport skills. You can see the improvement in them in both. My neighbours who have public sector jobs been on full wages and doing little or no work clearly disapprove of me getting the payments. Asking me when am I going back to work. I return ask them the same question. As far as they are concerned checking e-mails is work.  The snobbery is gas!

Checking emails is indeed work, if you then do the action required.

To be fair they do work an hour or two a day! They are not total dossers! One is a teacher, so she is on official holidays now. Anyway we are all in this together, doing our bit staying away from people. It's getting late, these sleep ins sure make it hard to go to bed early!

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« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2020, 07:54:56 AM »
Great that this has been extended til the 10th of August. Have really enjoyed my time off and got loads of stuff done around the house. Got to spend time with the kids doing homework and sport skills. You can see the improvement in them in both. My neighbours who have public sector jobs been on full wages and doing little or no work clearly disapprove of me getting the payments. Asking me when am I going back to work. I return ask them the same question. As far as they are concerned checking e-mails is work.  The snobbery is gas!

Checking emails is indeed work, if you then do the action required.

To be fair they do work an hour or two a day! They are not total dossers! One is a teacher, so she is on official holidays now. Anyway we are all in this together, doing our bit staying away from people. It's getting late, these sleep ins sure make it hard to go to bed early!

Great.

Thanks for letting us all know about your neighbours jobs and wellbeing too.
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Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2020, 10:51:37 AM »
Great that this has been extended til the 10th of August. Have really enjoyed my time off and got loads of stuff done around the house. Got to spend time with the kids doing homework and sport skills. You can see the improvement in them in both. My neighbours who have public sector jobs been on full wages and doing little or no work clearly disapprove of me getting the payments. Asking me when am I going back to work. I return ask them the same question. As far as they are concerned checking e-mails is work.  The snobbery is gas!

Checking emails is indeed work, if you then do the action required.

To be fair they do work an hour or two a day! They are not total dossers! One is a teacher, so she is on official holidays now. Anyway we are all in this together, doing our bit staying away from people. It's getting late, these sleep ins sure make it hard to go to bed early!

Great.

Thanks for letting us all know about your neighbours jobs and wellbeing too.

You are welcome Far! I've found this crisis has brought the best out in people.

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Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
« Reply #54 on: August 17, 2020, 08:15:43 PM »
Looks like I'm going to have to stretch this covid Payment lark out for another couple of weeks with the likelihood of the schools not opening. Have to say the Government played a blinder giving me Ä350 for the summer months. Along with improvements round the house which has never looked as good, it's great to get to go through some Soccer and Gaelic drills with the kids. Plenty of time for heading off on an adventures with the family during the good weather.

Mental and Body health has never been better. And my outlook is so positive.

My Civil servant neighbours are none to impressed. Both still ''working'' from home!

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Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
« Reply #55 on: August 31, 2020, 11:48:52 PM »
Back to work today! Kids are back to school. Back to a sort of normal. Going to miss the sleep ins, the extra time spent at making meals and the time with the kids. But like my Civil servant neighbours, we put our shoulder to the wheel and pushed ourselves of of this together. It wasn't easy!

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Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
« Reply #56 on: September 01, 2020, 07:48:31 AM »
Thatís it till you retire, 15 or so years for me!
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