Is 80% Pay Too Much?
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I was just having a conversation with a friend who has been off work over a month now on 80% of pay (their employer is not topping this up). They were saying that they have been asked to go back in but they refused. Whilst their job has limited contact with others, their main reason for not going back was that they would rather be on 80% of pay and be at home, as they aren't paying for fuel, travelling costs, parking etc. Of course they didn't say that to their work just said they didn't feel safe etc.
So, this got me thinking. Is 80% too much and actually not encouraging people to return to work? Clearly this can't be sustained for long term by the government but would people rather be off work on 80% or in.
And this is not me, I'm a keyworker so am in work!
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