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    • TyreLever
    • By TyreLever 15th Nov 17, 1:47 AM
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    Why is prejudice against lazy people still acceptable?
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    • 15th Nov 17, 1:47 AM
    Why is prejudice against lazy people still acceptable? 15th Nov 17 at 1:47 AM
    Some people are religious, or vegetarian. Apparantly its not acceptable to be prejudiced against them, but it is OK to be against laziness. If someone really hates work then who are we to judge? Leave em on the dole I say, keeps em out of they way anyway. Some people really don't have the mindset for work life and could be considered a form of mental health issue.

    Laziness is only bad when people are forced to work and then end up not doing a good job because as I mentioned, they lack the mindset to make a good worker. I think the dole is overly harsh in handing out sanctions. Its not like dole is giving people a great living anyway.
    Sometimes my advice may not be great, but I'm not perfect and I do try my best. Please take this into account.
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    • xapprenticex
    • By xapprenticex 15th Nov 17, 2:19 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 2:19 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 2:19 AM
    Nice, troll thread combined with flame baiting.

    Some people are religious, or vegetarian. Apparantly its not acceptable to be prejudiced against them, but it is OK to be against laziness. If someone really hates work then who are we to judge? Leave em on the dole I say, keeps em out of they way anyway. Some people really don't have the mindset for work life and could be considered a form of mental health issue.

    Laziness is only bad when people are forced to work and then end up not doing a good job because as I mentioned, they lack the mindset to make a good worker. I think the dole is overly harsh in handing out sanctions. Its not like dole is giving people a great living anyway.
    Originally posted by TyreLever
    • aife
    • By aife 15th Nov 17, 3:39 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 3:39 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 3:39 AM
    I was going to reply to this but i can't be arsed.
    • Ozzuk
    • By Ozzuk 15th Nov 17, 8:52 AM
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    • #4
    • 15th Nov 17, 8:52 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 8:52 AM
    I can't be bothered to write a full reply pointing out the issues with this, but can you send me £50 instead?
    • elsien
    • By elsien 15th Nov 17, 8:57 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 8:57 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 8:57 AM
    If we're being PC it should be "Selectively participating"
    Selectively participating and proud - not sure I can see it as a slogan. They'd run out of steam before they got to the end of the banner.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • ACG
    • By ACG 15th Nov 17, 9:00 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 9:00 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 9:00 AM
    We could put one of them in charge in handing out their benefits?
    I am a Mortgage Adviser
    You should note that this site doesn't check my status as a mortgage adviser, so you need to take my word for it. This signature is here as I follow MSE's Mortgage Adviser Code of Conduct. Any posts on here are for information and discussion purposes only and shouldn't be seen as financial advice.
    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 15th Nov 17, 9:09 AM
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    • #7
    • 15th Nov 17, 9:09 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 9:09 AM
    I'm lazy but I do it on my own dime.
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 15th Nov 17, 9:35 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 9:35 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 9:35 AM
    I had this (heated) discussion with my sister over dinner a couple of years ago. I made my point by eating the food and refusing to contribute to the bill.
    • Greatorex1987
    • By Greatorex1987 15th Nov 17, 10:02 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 10:02 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 10:02 AM
    Definitely flame bait !
    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 15th Nov 17, 10:09 AM
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    I must admit this OP brought a smile to my face!


    I've often wondered (seriously!) why being stupid isn't a protected characteristic...
    • Twopints
    • By Twopints 15th Nov 17, 10:14 AM
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    I've often wondered (seriously!) why being stupid isn't a protected characteristic...
    Originally posted by Manxman in exile
    Usually a protected characteristic relates to a minority.
    Not even wrong
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 15th Nov 17, 10:20 AM
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    Some people are religious, or vegetarian. Apparantly its not acceptable to be prejudiced against them, but it is OK to be against laziness. If someone really hates work then who are we to judge? Leave em on the dole I say, keeps em out of they way anyway. Some people really don't have the mindset for work life and could be considered a form of mental health issue.

    Laziness is only bad when people are forced to work and then end up not doing a good job because as I mentioned, they lack the mindset to make a good worker. I think the dole is overly harsh in handing out sanctions. Its not like dole is giving people a great living anyway.
    Originally posted by TyreLever


    It's ok to discriminate against ANYONE in a personal capacity. But certain laws prevent discrimination based upon 10 principles in certain circumstances.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 15th Nov 17, 10:21 AM
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    Usually a protected characteristic relates to a minority.
    Originally posted by Twopints


    No it doesn't, in the slightest. Common misconception.
    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 15th Nov 17, 10:25 AM
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    Usually a protected characteristic relates to a minority.
    Originally posted by Twopints

    I remember reading an article at university which pointed out that the normal distribution of IQ scores is skewed so that the median score is significantly less than 100!


    (The above comment should be considered neutral in reference to the value or otherwise of IQ scores, and the word "significantly" is used in a rhetorical rather than statistical context).
    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 15th Nov 17, 10:28 AM
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    No it doesn't, in the slightest. Common misconception.
    Originally posted by Comms69

    I did wonder about sex (sorry, "gender") discrimination.


    I presume one sex (sorry, "gender") outnumbers the other.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 15th Nov 17, 10:47 AM
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    I did wonder about sex (sorry, "gender") discrimination.


    I presume one sex (sorry, "gender") outnumbers the other.
    Originally posted by Manxman in exile


    I think worldwide it's around 53% women 47% men.


    But obviously that fluctuates.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 15th Nov 17, 10:49 AM
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    I saw a poster at work, which (having obviously gone through several approvals) said:


    We'd like to hear from anyone protected by the equality act. - so that's everyone then?
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 15th Nov 17, 12:52 PM
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    I'm not prejudiced against lazy people, so long as they stay out of my way and don't claim benefits they can be as idle as they like.
    • GothicStirling
    • By GothicStirling 15th Nov 17, 8:46 PM
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    If you want to be lazy, fine. Just don't expect the taxpayer to fund your lifestyle.
    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 15th Nov 17, 9:57 PM
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    I must admit this OP brought a smile to my face!


    I've often wondered (seriously!) why being stupid isn't a protected characteristic...
    Originally posted by Manxman in exile
    Thanks - I smiled too!
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