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#914109 - 7th Dec 2014 6:56pm Not impressed.
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Dont think much of this! The advert for her carer is in 'free-ads' , offering what I think is well below the minimum wage -- and you're supposed to be over 25.

No wonder our carers are undervalued. Its not an easy job , and it makes me mad when I see them taken advantage of and offered a pittance.

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#914110 - 7th Dec 2014 7:04pm Re: Not impressed. [Re: venice]
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Minimum wage is £6.50 an hour they are offering £7 an hour.

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#914111 - 7th Dec 2014 7:10pm Re: Not impressed. [Re: venice]
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thats a fair wage these days unfortunatley!!

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#914130 - 7th Dec 2014 9:00pm Re: Not impressed. [Re: venice]
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Yes, £7 an hour is above the minimum wage but the hours are very difficult. Work from 745 till 2 then back for 5 and finish at 10, 11 and a quarter hours per day.Pretty much the whole day taken up for less than £80 and you need a car.Does this not take the worker above the maximum working hours although that is subject to so many nuances that it probably could be argued not.

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#914140 - 7th Dec 2014 10:40pm Re: Not impressed. [Re: venice]
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Shocked !!! I thought Id read it was now £7.80 , but I dont know where Ive seen it. Im even more outraged now that carers get so little ! Fair pigs me off.

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#914147 - 7th Dec 2014 11:42pm Re: Not impressed. [Re: venice]
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£7.80 is the Living wage they are pushing for. Seems a bit ironic they only pay so little for carers-- basically saying we don't really care about you--we just want to pay you as little as we can get away with.


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#914148 - 8th Dec 2014 1:02am Re: Not impressed. [Re: venice]
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The applicant has to be a car driver,and preferably over 25 yrs. Therefore, it would seem that the carer is also to be a chauffer.

What does it mean by full and part time hours, does that mean there are two positions over 7 days a week ?

Many a person does 12 hour shifts now, Salmon. I'll never know how it's been allowed to happen. Then, if someone is ill or on holiday, ones expected provide cover on the days your recovering ! The unions certainly turned their backs on that one. Just another way of organisations/companies being able to employ less people.


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#914160 - 8th Dec 2014 8:22am Re: Not impressed. [Re: fish5133]
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£7.80 is the Living wage they are pushing for. Seems a bit ironic they only pay so little for carers-- basically saying we don't really care about you--we just want to pay you as little as we can get away with.


Exactly my feelings on it, fish. Its time they got it sorted out as I reckon that the way we're going (population ageing) we're going to need loads of them . Its a job that should have more respect AND more training ----

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#914176 - 8th Dec 2014 11:15am Re: Not impressed. [Re: venice]
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They do sod all anyway useless gets!
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#914206 - 8th Dec 2014 1:23pm Re: Not impressed. [Re: _Ste_]
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That is not a nice thing to say. I know lots that work very hard.

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#914207 - 8th Dec 2014 1:31pm Re: Not impressed. [Re: _Ste_]
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They do sod all anyway useless gets!


My other half is in that line of work,She works long and hard.

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#914211 - 8th Dec 2014 1:57pm Re: Not impressed. [Re: venice]
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My wife is PSW, some mornings she'll give 10 showers to some people who are 15 stone. She works damn hard.

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#914234 - 8th Dec 2014 3:27pm Re: Not impressed. [Re: venice]
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Not hard to make a cup of tea and a sandwich.

Next 15 minutes sit on their asses gabbing crap then ask to leave early and for you to sign their book.

For £160 per week id expect a bit more.

Whenever the mother in law asked for a shower or bed linen to be changed it was "not allowed sorry".

Then the idiots broke a £1500 smeg washing machine.

Needless to say they were told to do one, especially when the bill came through.

I'm talking about the ones who call to ill patients homes not the home carers (the mobile carers I'm on about).
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#914247 - 8th Dec 2014 4:01pm Re: Not impressed. [Re: _Ste_]
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Originally Posted By: _Ste_
Not hard to make a cup of tea and a sandwich.

Next 15 minutes sit on their asses gabbing crap then ask to leave early and for you to sign their book.

For £160 per week id expect a bit more.

Whenever the mother in law asked for a shower or bed linen to be changed it was "not allowed sorry".

Then the idiots broke a £1500 smeg washing machine.

Needless to say they were told to do one, especially when the bill came through.

I'm talking about the ones who call to ill patients homes not the home carers (the mobile carers I'm on about).


Then make it clear who you're talking about before slagging them all off.
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#914337 - 8th Dec 2014 10:52pm Re: Not impressed. [Re: venice]
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Ste. You are talking nonsense. Care work is one of the most challenging occupations ever. Carers often get abused by the very people they care for. They work long hours with unpaid breaks especially carers who visit clients homes.There are some who let the side down but that is the same as any profession.For example I have been ripped off by some mechanics but had fabulous experiences with others. I am a support worker and certainly do not sit on my backside drinking tea. I find your post very offensive.

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