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Three “our heroes” who hire foreign workers

The foreigners in the UK can aptly term them as “our heroes”.

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For they prefer the foreign workers over the native ones.

They are Charlie Mullins, Keith Abel, and Terry Rogers. And, the have been talked to by the Daily Mail on their experiences and the reasons behind why the foreign workers are landing up with so many jobs.

Meet Charlie Mullins. The 52-year-old is the founder of Pimlico Plumbers. As him, and he says Britons would ‘rather be footballers than do an honest day’s work’.

Mullins knows what he is saying. Running the firm with 200 staff, Mullins says he was compelled to employ foreign-born people as they work harder than their British counterparts.

He told the Daily Mail: ‘We’re increasingly employing foreign workers. They have the right attitude and are prepared to work harder,’ he said.

‘The younger British generation who come in for interviews are often sent by the benefit people and have no desire to work.

‘It’s a case of “won’t work”, not “can’t work”. They feel as if the country owes them a living.’

He said the number of foreign-born workers he employed at the company, London’s largest independent plumbers, had doubled in the past two years to 40, or 20 per cent of his staff.

Another boss talked to by the Daily Mail is Keith Abel, an organic Greengrocer.

According to the Mail, Abel hired foreign-born workers as his popular firm, delivering organic groceries, struggled to get hold of young British to fill up the vacancies.

Able believes some young Britons are caught in the benefits system and do not want to get up early for a job just to get £7-an-hour, when they can rely on Government handouts.

Abel, who started Abel and Cole more than two decades ago, told the Daily Mail: ‘We’ve got a fantastic workforce, we’ve got extremely hard-working people.

‘It’s just a bit of a tragedy that a considerable and significant number of them are from Eastern Europe and not the local communities given the rates of unemployment in the local area.’

Terry Rogers, a hotel owner, says he concluded young Britons do not want to work. He told the Mail that the locals want a job. They send off job pleas and even turn up for interviews. But when it comes down to hard graft, they are simply not interested.

He believes the young people think the state owes them a living.

He also believes they have been brought up in school and home environments where criticism is practically non-existent. No wonder, when they face the tough, challenging world of work, they are unable to cope up.

“During my career, I have interviewed and employed many young people. And it shames me to say this but it was often easier to teach English to foreign applicants than it is to try to instill the right work ethic in our own English-speaking youth,” he says.

 

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