QUOTE(lipu @ May 31 2005, 07:09 AM)
People have mentioned that they found it conusing what the Income and Wealth DME was all about. It instantly registered in my brain what they were looking for, I had no problems.
The task for the income and wealth DME was:
You are an advisor to the Department of Trade and Industry. You have been asked to perpare a report in which you recommedn or reject the proposal that the government end the right of UK workers to opt out of the European Union Working Time Directive
I thought it was quite obvious from that what the proposal was, but then again everyone performs differently in an Exam hall.
Lets just wait until August and see what happens.
I recommended the right for workers to opt out. They need overtime if they r poor, it would not be good for the already excellent economy, it was be cosly, it would not be politically expedient, it would allow for a nanny state, it wud ruin relations betwee employees and unions whose relationship is crucial, people enjoy their job already, it was be hard to implement (look at govs record on race legislation), it would retrict the individual workers choice, health and safety is more likely to be caused by lack of money or food not long hours
they were my points. then i dealt with my opposed arguments- one of the arguments said a father already has a bad relationship with children - i said look at the parental leave, child support agency, parental pay etc
and another said stress is the main cause of unemployment- it is stasitically lack of skills or education according to the joseph rowntree foundations
and few more
and my conclusion basically said the legislation wud cost too much, it would restrict choice and if Britian are to become leader of the EU in july it would not look good