Originally Posted by Arthurgray50@blu
Let me solve so many questions that have been asked of me.
One, Yes l do have a job and yes l am glad l do have one, Two, l am not different to anyone else who has not had a pay rise or an automatic one. Three, I don't know what is happening to everyone else, BUT my council rent has gone up by 8%, my bills have gone up drastically, and continue to go up.
VM prices have gone up by £3.00 per month, car parking has gone up, everything is going up in price, food prices have risen, need l say more.
The United Kingdom is not a third rate country, where poverty is starting to bite, you go onto the High Street and see how many businesses are closing.
Wages need to rise to cover costs for families to live on.
prices have gone up for everyone.................what hits one person hits another - how much depends on financial circumstance but it hits all not just selectively.
as for a pay rise well pah. i've not had a proper payrise for a few years.....................in fact i can't remember the last better than cost of living rise i had. i got laid off from my last job a couple of years ago and didn't i notice it - since then my average monthly income is about £5-600 a month down on what i was earning. so out went the luxuries, one car went and cut back on things. been self employed since then and no way in hell can i afford a rise and at the moment earning just enough to cover the bills and stuff and leave a little left for the unexpected.