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So Rover has gone to the wall and its all very sad, but the simple fact is that so have many other companies. Why should they be bailed out when so many others have gone to the wall? Maybe it's that time for all car manufacturing in this country and by the way, Rover isn't the only car facturer affected by job losses!
Rover Workers are being offered this that and the other. When my Dad lost his job in the 1990s he was offered nothing. When I lost my job I had to just sign on and get on with it. Nobody gave me skills training and nobody helped me fill in the forms.
I have heard quotes such as "I can understand cutting back and my wife can too, but try telling your son you haven't got any chocolate biscuits when he's used to having things there". You would think this chap's Son was 6 not 16. I think that its high time this young man got himself a job and didn't rely on his dad earning and supporting him. By the time I was sixteen I was working!
Another quote that just about sums the whole attitude of these people: "My wife asked me what we were doing about money now and I said we'll just take it out of the bank, but she said 'don't forget there's nothing coming in'".
Well have they not heard of 'savings' or putting a little bit of cash by for that rainy day? Obviously they have not! Also, you would think that his wife could get a part time job at least. He would have to take a cut in wages but they could manage. My mother had to take a job and there was no help for her or my father, sacrifices were made and we got by. It just makes me mad that people these days expect everything on a plate and will do nothing to help themselves.