Why did we bother working?

25 Feb

Thomas Hemingford

I have no idea why my wife and I ever bothered working.

People buy into all the TV productions, media headlines and political nonsense about benefits – just like Benefits Street – but it’s not factual, not realistic – and certainly one-sided.

We worked hard for years, and both of us had very good salaries. I worked in Computer Science and then later in Software Development and management. My wife worked in finance. We had 3 cars, a big house (that we made a very special home), holidays every year, and we didn’t want for anything. One can argue that we worked for it and earned it, but the truth is that we had good fortune too. As much as people try to ‘make their own luck’, we all need the cards to be kind.

But now, I am full-time carer to my disabled wife. I also bring up our…

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