The PM said: "We ask people what's unfair about Britain, they will say what is unfair is I'm working hard, but there are people swinging the lead
on welfare, who are not making the effort."
Work colleagues swinging the lead
is one of the most de-motivating factors in the workplace, a Birmingham employment lawyer has claimed.
"It was hard seeing Stephen suffer like that, especially as some people thought he was swinging the lead
Apparently, in the Black Country, there is a saying that anyone swinging the lead
and drawing dole or benefits to which they are not entitled is taking advantage of The Treacle Stick.
He insists: "Some people think I am swinging the lead
, but I'm desperate to be involved again."
This is because when one seaman was swinging the lead
, the rest were reefing sails to manoeuvre the vessel and the hard work was being done aloft.
He was filmed visiting a Chester fitness centre and washing his car after boss Ian Turley suspected he was "swinging the lead
" by claiming he was unfit to attend disciplinary hearings in 2005.
I have been off work for six months with this dreadful illness but I am aware that many of my colleagues think I am swinging the lead
"On the other hand, where employers have good reason to believe that someone is 'swinging the lead
', it is crucial that they follow their disciplinary procedures.
Any organisation worth its salt should keep a close eye on the absentee levels and have policies in place to make sure that workers are not swinging the lead
Differentiating between employees genuinely suffering from illness and stress and those more accustomed to swinging the lead
is clearly key to making progress on this issue.
Q HOW did the saying "swinging the lead
If a man can have six months away from his workplace he either doesn't have a job in his company or he has been swinging the lead
in the first place.Whoever thought this one up in Parliament can't have very much to do with his time either.
``And this is not a jolly yacht with a tumble drier,microwave and all the rest of it.There's no electricity and you feel like you're swinging the lead
all the time.
"If you believed ISME almost everyone in the country's swinging the lead
- the figure would be nearer 17 than 83 per cent.