Staff should be responsible for their own finances

I cannot believe that anyone would say: “If staff need debt counselling because they aren’t being paid enough, then the organisation may need to rethink remuneration” (Personnel Today, 12 September).

This is a typical example of people not taking responsibility for their own problems. Why is it always someone else’s fault? People get into debt because they choose to spend money they have not got. Nobody makes them do this.

They therefore have two choices: a) stop spending money they do not have, or b) get off their bums and get a higher-paid job.

Suggesting employers should be paying the price for employees’ mismanagement of their own lives is outrageous.

R Gilmour
HR manager

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