'Home workers as bad as dole scroungers' claims Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins

Pimlico Plumbers founder Charlie Mullins appeared on Jeremy Vine this morning (October 25th) NS ) to discuss opinions about working from home.

Speaking live from his home in London, he was there to add another comment to an interview he gave The Mail on Sunday this weekend that quoted that people who work from home are “so bad how unemployment benefit scorers are “and that no staff in the office” is destroying the economy “and is the” biggest mistake of the government since the war “.

Mullins appeared on the videolink and said, “People who work from home and can go to work are synonymous with receiving benefits when they should go to work.”

Moderator Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije asked what he had said to his own employees at Pimlico Plumbers during the pandemic who wanted to work from home and Charlie replied, “We haven’t allowed anyone to work from home, why should we? We were essential ministries and allowed to go to work. The work situation from home does not deceive anyone. “

He added, “I’m not here to blow people who work from home,” and Claudia said, “You kind of do that, right?”

Panelist and author Gemma Forte said, “I have a lot of friends who have worked from home where it has been very successful. People I know who make good money work hard. They say they just sit there and watch Netflix, they aren’t. They wouldn’t get away with that. We can do everything from home. “

But journalist Angela Epstein partially agreed with Charlie to take people back to the office. She said it was important: “Of course for younger people who have not yet developed their skills and the spark that comes from being with other people.”

Angela also said, “I think working from home made me a bad parent. I was a freelancer and I’ve worked in a lot of different places. I found it lonely, I missed the hustle and bustle and sometimes it can make you a little bit more snappy. “

The discussion touched all sides of the argument, including positives related to free time, work-life balance benefits, and potential cost savings on commuting, but the interview was full of hothead and opinion.

Caller Lynn was one of the viewers who disagreed with Charlie’s comments and said, “I had a role where I could work at home three days a week. I felt more accountable to my employer and the evidence was in the issue. To be compared to a performance cheater? I’m really making an exception. “

Then the interview ended somewhat uncomfortably for Charlie when the moderator Claudia concluded the matter with the tycoon’s question: “You sold Pimlico Plumbers, what are you going to do with your time?” To which he replied: “What I’m going to do now. I’m working.”

Claudia couldn’t resist answering, “Do you work from home?” Which sparked a chuckle from the panel and Charlie was unable to answer before the end of the interview.

The viewers responded on Twitter with a saying:

“That was fun. Charlie Mullins tells us it’s bad to work from home during PanAdemy. While he’s working from home.”

Another tweeted:

Charlie Mullins: “PEOPLE HAVE TO COME BACK INTO THE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY! THE THOSE WHO ARE NOT CHEATING! What are you doing to yourself now, Charlie, after you’ve sold your business? More than ridiculous “

Moderator Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije is this week for Jeremy Vine on Channel 5, weekdays from 9.15 a.m.

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