I have worked for the same large company for over 5 years now, in those 5 years i have only recieved a 2% payrise. Every month on payday after paying the bills, mortgage, car insurance, food etc i am normally left with around £40 - £80 to play with. now this isnt much at all and last month i treated myself to a nice new £40 pair of headphones which broke within a week which just shows u my luck! Now i own my house, yet the people across the road from me are council tennants and they do not work because they sit outside their house all day drinking beers etc. Yet 2 days ago i saw them having new decking fitted in the garden, a nice new kitchen.. all either being provided by the council or my fucking taxes paying them to sit on there butts all day doing sweet fa. All the people saying " I cant find work, its too hard" jus dont bother, cos u end up worse off. even with these new reforms on benefits it will still take a good 5 years before any changes actually start to make a difference. I am looking for a better paid job but as alot of you know im lucky enough to have the one i got. Ontop of that due to the ridiculous amount of inflation my car insurance has gone up from £1700 to £2400 even though both me and the missus are a year older and have an extra years no claims. (i am now shopping elsewhere) If this is due to inflation then why is my salary not being inflated to reflect this ( i put this to my employer who basically told me thats life.. tough shit) So to end the little rant, im gonna say Life is a fucking bitch and this country is a complete joke..