When your world changes....
You know that a stones throw, a coin toss, can put you in need of support and help? a need for Social Security?
When your life changes beyond recognition, because of a sickness or disability... it takes stuff AWAY.
You dont Volunteer for removal of vocation, job, business, lifestyle.
ITS NOT A LIFESTYLE CHOICE.
SIckness and disability isnt something "Over there" that happens to other people.
This is a list of real people, what they did before they could no longer work.
Just think, all of it, taken away. And this govt wants to remove as much support as it can from these people. Real people.
And so we begin...
"What did you do before you could no longer work? "
"We both worked in engineering, last project 2006-07 abu dhabi port project. had a brilliant life now life is shit."
"IT manager. Prior to IT work I was a mobile phone salesman"
"taxi driver for 10 years self employed in diff things b4 that and joined army at 16 "
"senior features co-ordinator for a magazine"
"international retail consultant "
"Lecturer for the Unemployed and CAB Volunteer.
They were the days when I could go out/do whatever I wanted...."
"Police officer for almost 10yrs, always employed since leaving school at 16"
"Chief Financial Officer"
"Volunteer Coordinator / Project Management in voluntary sector."
"I was a baroque viola player and violin, viola and music theory teacher. Also worked as an usher at concert hall."
"I was a Property Valuer & Manager for the high end rental market. I had a portfolio of properties over 2 million quid. Good sal, bonus, car"
"Fundraiser, yoga teacher, youth worker. Working full-time since 15."
"Housing Officer. Gave up to become a carer"
"I was a checkout manager with 130 staff working 37 hrs a week. Now bedbound /housebound."
"I was a Community MH Nurse with specialist training to help people with severe/enduring MH Problems"
"Brought up my kids, once an acceptable thing, so now long-term unemployed & seemingly unemployable."
"Engineer, quality, process"
"Ward receptionist in neuro disability hospital"
Has that made you think enough yet? THESE ARE REAL PEOPLE .
And in my belief these people are being treated as scroungers, less than human, even bordering on implication that they are Shirkers, not trying hard enough. Shouts of Fraudster, Scrounger, Waster, Feckless all abound quite virulently through the media and society. Sickness/ Illness/ Disability has hit these people. ITS NOT A LIFESTYLE CHOICE.