The state lockdown has been inforced (too little, too late really) I realise this crisis affects EVERYONE!! But it’s a little insulting that business owners are getting all these benefits and grants to help with staff costs..when most won’t be operating. It’s wonderful to know that the assistance will help with the cost of rent till things ease up..but hospo workers are pretty much forced to jump on the jobseeker bandwagon with the jobseekers that we’re..well, already jobseekers. The stimulus package is great in retrospect, and I understand scomo is massively under the pump and trying to address all areas…it’s great he has increased the jobseekers payment, which is a huge deal and very much appreciated…but It’s lesss than half, of what our otherwise normal wage brings home..
And YES, it’s a lot nicer than having no income and will definitely ease some pressure, but everyday jobseekers are going to think it’s Christmas…due to our loss of work, they gain more money. I don’t mean to sound rude..but it just doesn’t make sense