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Charlie Mullins says working from home is "selfish"


Pimlico Plumbers entrepreneur Charlie Mullins has been criticized after saying that those who still work from home are "selfish" and "don't care about the economy".

Essex's Mullins, who runs one of the UK's largest independent plumbing companies, made headlines last week after firing around 30 employees when they refused to return to work after his company canceled the government's vacation program.

He appeared with Stoke-On-Trent businesswoman Kirsty Hulse this morning and said that the program promotes a “culture of benefit” and that “everyone has to pull their weight” to boost the economy.

Viewers quickly went to Twitter to share their opinions. Many argued that they had not opted for the vacation program and believed that if he did not sunbathe in Marbella, his viewpoint might be more effective.

Pimlico Plumbers entrepreneur Charlie Mullins (bottom left) from Essex performed this morning with businesswoman Kirsty Hulse from Stoke-On-Trent (bottom right).

Mullins, Essex, who runs one of the UK's largest independent plumbing companies, made headlines last week after firing around 30 employees after refusing to return to work after the program ended

Mullins, Essex, who runs one of the UK's largest independent plumbing companies, made headlines last week after firing around 30 employees after refusing to return to work after the program ended

"To get people to work, we need to end it (the vacation program) as soon as possible," said Charlie.

“Let's not fool anyone, the majority of people are able to work again, but they don't want to work again.

“If you pay someone to sit at home and do nothing, they will. For most people, the workplace is too far from the beach.

"We have to keep going and get the economy going and stop this stupid culture of people who think they can sit at home and get paid for it."

Viewers quickly went to Twitter to share their opinions. Many argued that they had not opted for the vacation program and believed that if he did not sunbathe in Marbella, his viewpoint might be more effective.

Viewers quickly went to Twitter to share their opinions. Many argued that they had not opted for the vacation program and believed that if he did not sunbathe in Marbella, his viewpoint might be more effective.

When he spoke about working from home, he continued: “Let's not fool anyone, that's fine for the minority, but not for the majority.

"To get things going, we have to take a taxi, have a coffee and that won't happen at home, and I find it selfish that some people work from home and don't care about the economy."

Viewers soon went to Twitter to share their views in a letter: "Does the Pimlico guy know that people can't choose whether they're on vacation?"

Another wrote: “I work in a hotel and have been on vacation all the time. I didn't go abroad, I didn't go to the beach, I didn't go to town unless I needed food for my kids and I was productive at home all the time. Vacation helped me survive and I am thankful for it. & # 39;

Charlie said the program promotes a "culture of benefit" and that "everyone has to pull their weight" to boost the economy

Charlie said the program promotes a "culture of benefit" and that "everyone has to pull their weight" to boost the economy

Kirsty, founder of consulting firm Roar Training, disagreed and believed that it would allow employees to work from home

Kirsty, founder of consulting firm Roar Training, disagreed and believed that it would allow employees to work from home

A third agreed: “My husband is a key worker and I am self-employed and now have no work because I am limited. Nobody lounges, they follow government guidelines. & # 39;

"Charlie Mullins could perhaps make his point of view a little more haunted if he didn't sunbathe in Marbella," said a fourth.

Kirsty, founder of consulting firm Roar Training, disagreed and felt that creating the benefits of working from home and treating them like adults would create a more productive work environment.

"I think it's subjective to me," she said. "But why shouldn't we let someone go to school?

Viewers soon went to Twitter to share their views. Many argumentative employees continued to work hard from home

Viewers soon went to Twitter to share their views. Many argumentative employees continued to work hard from home

“When people are happy and adult teams are treated like adults, we will be more loyal. If we hire people who are committed and motivated, they will do the job. & # 39;

However, Charlie continued to argue that it will be more difficult for employees to work from home, and that the vacation program will make it more difficult for employees to return to work and that they will not necessarily be more productive at home.

"You will create a culture like people with advantages," he said. “And the longer people stay at home, the longer it will take to get back to work.

“People always say that they are more productive at home, of course they will say that. Everyone should pull their weight and get the economy going. & # 39;

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