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Dear Wilhemina

Prospect's agony aunt answers readers' questions

By Wilhemina   177

AM I SPONGING OFF THE TAXPAYER?

Dear Wilhemina

I am a public sector worker in a department undergoing severe cuts, but I’m one of a fortunate few who can avoid redundancy if I wish. The problem is that over the last few years I’ve become lazy, unproductive, and overpaid for what I do. One of my friends recently resigned a similar post as he could not live with the guilt of sponging off the taxpayer. Now I wonder whether I can go on like this too, especially given the state of public finances. Should I hang on to my…

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