#DotheDecentThing

Today I read an article in today’s Sunday Times that made me very cross. It was about people who can continue their work from home not giving due consideration to paying their cleaners who cannot work but are dependent on them for wages. Of course, many people do not have a secure income or are furloughed themselves in which case the situation is different. But the impression given by the article was that it was just not something that was being factored into the changed set-up affecting professional households. So I wrote this.

#DotheDecentThing

We’re stuck at home in lockdown
Compelled to quarantine
But choices still need making
So Do the Decent Thing

Last month, who did your cleaning?
Picked up what children fling?
They can’t do that from their home
So Do the Decent Thing.

We clap to cheer our heroes
Give pensioners a ring
But if you have a cleaner
Then Do the Decent thing.

The chance you made success from
The hard work you put in
Should help you see who needs you
To do the Decent Thing.

There’s plays to watch and Netflix
And schooling to fit in.
But if nothing else, then teach them
To do the Decent Thing.

2 thoughts on “#DotheDecentThing

  1. Absolutely – Do the Decent Thing. That’s why I, as a taxpayer, who is still able to work and whose salary hasn’t taken a hit, fully expect to pay increased taxes to help those whose services I normally enjoy but haven’t had to pay for during lockdown but will want to still be there when lockdown lifts (cinemas, restaurants, mechanics, transport, etc etc.). It only seems fair…

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