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Chthonic says he's still reeling from a trip to a wedding that cost him nearly £600; while a friend of ours hazily presented his credit card to the bar staff in a shady club in the Baltic states. You know how that one ended.

(, Thu 13 May 2010, 13:03)
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I was still recovering financially from three months of unemployment, I had taken yet another bloody Subway job to tide me over. (Still tiding myself over in these jobs, I'll get there some day!)

Essentially, was goalkeeping for a friends 7-a-side team, we were playing against a bunch of rough gits called Louts Legends. There had been trouble with this team in the past, fights, swearing, rough play etc.

I went down to claim the ball, and an opponent I now always refer to as "that twat in a United shirt" still came in to kick the ball and kicked my hand. Pretty painful, I ended up spilling the ball and it went out for a throw in. I stayed on the ground, hoping the game could be stopped but they went for a quick throw in so I got off my arse and finished the game.

Took my gloves off at the end of the game, and my left hand little finger was pointing the wrong way, swollen and really painful. After a trip to the hospital, found out it was fractured.

Now, in any other job I would be able to keep working with that injury, but Subway insist you wear those crappy plastic gloves and since I had two fingers taped together I couldn't work.

Cost me £600 in lost wages (difference between my earnings and statuory sick pay) plus all the money I pissed away since my solution to spending 4 dull weeks off work was job hunting (unsuccesfully), browsing the internet and going out drinking as much as possible.

I can't understand dole lifers - it's too bloody boring!
(, Sun 16 May 2010, 17:09, 3 replies)
Same here
as much as I try to avoid doing work etc. as much as possible, I get SO BORED when I'm off work or unemployed. Sitting around getting pissed and playing PS3 only lasts for so long.
(, Sun 16 May 2010, 20:55, closed)

It's pretty tough to get a good work/life balance on the go. We go out to earn money to do/buy fun things but in the process remove most of the time needed to do said things.
(, Mon 17 May 2010, 1:30, closed)
Identical situation
Waiting on a new contract starting and have had more than enough sitting around doing nothing (and not being able to relax because you worry about work coming in).

How the fuck do dole bludgers deal with it?
(, Mon 17 May 2010, 23:23, closed)

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