Author Topic: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?  (Read 1058 times)

Kryton

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So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:55:03 PM »
Is it just a case of telling them to fucking have a minute? Dead here mate. Can't pay it.
Or are we just going to fucking plod on like the subservient capitalists we are?

Or will it all be alright?

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 09:58:08 PM »
I assume literally millions of people will be attempting to sign on, access sick pay etc in the morning.

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 09:58:58 PM »
I got an email from BT where they said they were "willing to work with me during the crisis".

I guess that translates as "We don't give a fuck as long as we get out £££".

Kryton

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 10:00:20 PM »
I assume literally millions of people will be attempting to sign on, access sick pay etc in the morning.

Aaah thankfully Universal Credit is a trusted system and there's been no life-threatening situations in the past and I dare say those masterminds of said system have our best interests at heart.
And I assume they'll be able to deal with the sudden weight of demand.

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 10:04:58 PM »
Or will it all be alright?

All bets are off.

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 10:15:12 PM »
sucky sucky ten dolla

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 10:15:52 PM »
I got an email from BT where they said they were "willing to work with me during the crisis".

“that’s the only work I’ll be doing for the foreseeable, pal”

Uncle TechTip

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2020, 10:44:03 PM »
Utilities will be rubbing their hands if everyone is suddenly using energy on variable crap tariff at home and not industry office flat fee. They need to be capping bills for the next x months. BT did say they would lift data caps and cap call charges at a fiver for whole month, but yeah i pay through the nose anyway fat chance of switching to Vodafone now you daft cunt.

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2020, 10:45:47 PM »
hahhas you fuckin pay them you goddamn ass

Buelligan

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2020, 10:51:05 PM »
I've decided not to pay the water (a lot, water is a fuck of a lot here) until I know where I am with money (fucked) because they have to send a man out to cut you off and we're in lockdown.  I am going to pay ISP if I possibly can because I need that to survive and they cut you off when you go three days over.

Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2020, 10:54:51 PM »
What do you need water for you soft cunt?

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2020, 10:56:39 PM »
I've decided not to pay the water (a lot, water is a fuck of a lot here) until I know where I am with money (fucked) because they have to send a man out to cut you off and we're in lockdown.  I am going to pay ISP if I possibly can because I need that to survive and they cut you off when you go three days over.

Making sure the biggest cunts get paid and the people who treat you reasonably have to take you to court to get what you owe them is always the best policy. Kind of vindicates the behaviour of the biggest arseholes in society. Which is nice.

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2020, 10:58:33 PM »
Our landlord is an offshore shell company, the named director of which also 'directs' 400 other mysterious companies. I presume the real beneficial owner is a fat Russian oligarch who has succumbed already. Not paying for his funeral.

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2020, 11:01:45 PM »
I've decided not to pay the water (a lot, water is a fuck of a lot here) until I know where I am with money (fucked) because they have to send a man out to cut you off and we're in lockdown.  I am going to pay ISP if I possibly can because I need that to survive and they cut you off when you go three days over.
Can you get phone connectivity where you are for data? Maybe we could get a data SIM card and a phone that allows sharing the data via WIFI to you.

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2020, 11:06:55 PM »
Or we could post out a CAB highlights CD-ROM?

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2020, 11:27:30 PM »
Am I too old to disappear into the woods and to be taken care of and brought up by wild dogs?

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2020, 02:17:47 AM »
Am I too old to disappear into the woods and to be taken care of and brought up by wild dogs?

A friend of Mr. Haven's is seriously on about doing this (disappearing into woods, not the dogs bit though). He's not the most stable person at the best of times so we're trying to discourage him, but there's tiny selfish bit of me that wants him to do it as he said we could look after his cats if he does.

Buelligan

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2020, 05:56:53 AM »
Making sure the biggest cunts get paid and the people who treat you reasonably have to take you to court to get what you owe them is always the best policy. Kind of vindicates the behaviour of the biggest arseholes in society. Which is nice.

I don't think it's really about that Paul.  It's about not having any money, being obliged by law not to work or leave my home and not having a big pot of money to pay all the great big companies that want money, so prioritising them in order of how much they can fuck me over right now if I can't pay.  It's not like I'm never going to pay them, I'm going to pay them when I can work to get money to pay them.  I've never been in debt before and believe me, I don't want to start, I simply have no choice because I live hand to mouth and cannot work.  And, none of them treat people like me reasonably, that's why people like them are billionaires and people like me can't pay them, even thought we're happy to work, but still get to thank them for letting us clean their toilets. 

Can you get phone connectivity where you are for data? Maybe we could get a data SIM card and a phone that allows sharing the data via WIFI to you.

That's a kind and lovely thought, I have no mobile because (they're expensive but also because) there's no signal here.  Thank you though!

Am I too old to disappear into the woods and to be taken care of and brought up by wild dogs?

Personally, I don't think there's an upper age limit on that.  Must admit, I'm pretty tempted myself, you know, if it starts being impossible to get food supplies.  To have water or internet or leccy because people can't work - I'm already out of heating wood and can't go out to look for any.  I'm thinking though, there must be an awful lot of people in the same fix, I wonder if there are enough dogs.  Governments should think about that really before the rush.

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« Last Edit: March 24, 2020, 06:08:22 AM by Buelligan »

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2020, 01:23:31 PM »
I don't think it's really about that Paul.

he's trolling, there's nothing particularly reasonable about water companies.

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Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2020, 01:59:42 PM »
Am I too old to disappear into the woods and to be taken care of and brought up by wild dogs?

I've read about people being raised by wolves, but I've never heard of anyone being supported through a comfortable early retirement plan by wolves. But then maybe you don't get to hear about it due to them just naturally dying at the end of it.

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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2020, 02:44:57 PM »
Also they want to keep it all for themselves.  Why share something like that and find yourself competing for a place?

Re: So what do we do about bills if we're staying off work?
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2020, 03:41:36 PM »
At the best of times it's possible to negotiate bills and debt repayment, so it shouldn't be a problem to do this during the outbreak. Check your usual places like Citizens Advice Bureau and Step Change.

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