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Incentive to work?

June 29th, 2009 at 08:17 pm

I have been asked if I will work 2 days at the shop, and I'm happy to do that, but the math really sux. Above the nz$80 a week limit, I pay secondary income tax of 22 cents in the dollar, then WINZ deducts 70 cents in the dollar from my benefit. I am left ONE single dolar better off for every extra hour I work - and that's before I've paid for busfare and pantyhose. I shall still do it, because of getting a reference, but I feel like writing a letter to the Prime Minister asking him if he thinks this situation encourages people to help support themselves by working.

2 Responses to “Incentive to work?”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    wow, that does suck Frown but the bright side is the reference.

  2. Linda Says:

    I often wonder what the government people would do if they had to get by like the people they supposedly serve do? You would hear them crying like babies if they had to live like most of the regular people do. I don't think they could make it!

    The only bright side is the reference.

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