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Letter: Handymen, handy cash
3:47pm Thursday 28th June 2012 in Opinion
REGARDING your story ‘Handy help offer for Darwen's elderly’ (LT, June 25), I’m guessing these handymen are council workers.
Therefore, they will get gold-plated pensions paid for by the mugs in the private sector.
Now say I’m a handyman but I don't work for the council – like most handymen, I work for myself.
I work hard, am honest, and I pay my taxes.
Now say I was working at an old lady’s house and a man from the council came round to do the exact same job I was doing.
Say I then found out that I was working hard, doing the exact same job him, but the money I earned went to their pension, when no-one gave two hoots about mine.
Am I supposed to think that’s fair in any way? It clearly isn’t fair in any way.
I think this scheme is a brilliant idea, but if these handymen are on gold-plated pensions paid for by poor mugs, then that aspect is obviously grossly, disgustingly unfair.
Jack Herer (via website).
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