If you are on welfare, you should be forced to take any job available, ASAP.

If you are on welfare, you should be forced to take any job available, ASAP.
In my opinion when one is relying on welfare, there is really no room for choice. Most of these people tend to be unskilled, and so to a certain extent they can get a job in any sector because there is the need for handymen, cleaners, delivery persons and sales person in so many areas and fields. Even though the pay may not be that high, at least these people can be employed, and can sustain themselves. The tendency is for such people to be a bit picky, because at the end of the day being on welfare is quite enjoyable, so to speak. In many countries the difference between a low income job, and the income one gets from being on welfare, is quite low, and as a result such people feel that it is better to remain idle, then going to work for a rather small difference in income. And this is where the root of the problem lies. These people need to be encouraged to get a job, regardless of the salary attributed to it. And to reduce this idleness, I think that the minimum wage ought to be increased a bit so as to motivate these people a bit further. People who are noted to be unwilling to get a job because of this tendency should be alerted that they may have their welfare benefits limited if they do not cooperate by accepting a job that is offered to them.

Agree

sspi

Yes, definitely

Yes I agree with this. After all, regardless of the type of job it is, it will still offer duties and responsibilities, which are important for a person as they enable him or her to be active, rather than be idle. Even if the salary is not high, it will still be something. As long as one can work, that is, healthy enough to do it, there is no need for them to choose the kind of job. Those who do not want to cooperate and accept the job that they are given should not be allowed to rely on welfare benefits at the taxpayers' expense.
Posted by sspi on 01-06-2017
angie828

Agree

I feel that if you are on welfare, and a job comes up that you are qualified for or can do, then you should be required to take it. There are many that say I am not cleaning toilets or flipping burgers. Then they sit back and "wait" for the right job to come along. In my opinion, this is wrong. If there is a job out there, take it and then continue to look for something better. Sure, there are very few out there that want to clean or make minimum wage, but at least you are in the work force and trying to better yourself instead of sitting at home collecting a check when you could have a job.
Posted by angie828 on 01-04-2017

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