- 23 Jul 2015
- Edinburgh, London, or somewhere else
Why should we pay for teachers or warehouse staff when they clearly didn't have the get-up-and-go attitude to be born into a wealthy family, and then compounded that mistake by not working hard enough?There is a massive section of the working population who will never earn enough to be able to put in to a pension, such that it will cover their needs in old age, especially as life expectancy is increasing.
If you've spent your working life on a till, or in a call centre, or in a delivery van, or in a warehouse, or in a care home, or cleaning, you're very unlikely to be have been able to put something aside,especially if you took time out from working to raise a family.
They've worked every bit as hard as the train driver, the teacher, the surgeon, the architect, the computer engineer, the sales rep, but they won't have that luxury. What should they do?