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Most people would agree that getting up for work on Monday morning is a hard task. You might have had a fun weekend away or enjoyed a drink or two. But we all understand that it's probably not the best idea to get so off your face that you can't go into work at the start of the week.
Unfortunately, that theory seems to be lost on Clive from Nottinghamshire. Appearing on Channel 5's programme, On Benefits, the 57-year-old told viewers that he used to receive £555 ($716) a month.
But the former welder was cut off from the financial assistance.
Credit: Channel 5
I'll allow Clive to explain it in his words: "I get off me tree on a weekend and quite often I'm wide awake all of Monday.
"I don't actually go to sleep until a Monday night and then I wake up at about 10 o'clock on a Tuesday so that's not very good from a work point of view if they expect you to be a work at six o'clock on a Monday morning.
"So, then I go in bug-eyed and then I get a phone call the next day from the agency to say there's no more work - they never say you've got the sack."
But while most people, if not everyone, might think that Clive has only his love of the sesh to blame for him being cut off from benefits, he has a different theory.
He says: "A lot of ageism comes into this. I think a lot of people don't put me forward for these jobs. They see my age and I just go straight in the bin."
Unfortunately, most people on social media didn't sympathise with him.
Benefits are there to help those who need them, not a pay day so you can have more kids/a bigger house/go to raves! #onbenefits
- Jo C (@LadyJoJo88) July 6, 2017
Clive talking out his arse been watching too many sci-fi films. All jobs go to robots #div #onbenefits
- Matt (@MattMurkyfuture) July 6, 2017
Clive was thinking about picking up a retail job because he reckons he can still go hard on the weekend and no one will worry about his hands being 'shaky' or his 'dodgy' eyes.
He explains that the weekly rave is necessary because otherwise he would just sit in his flat alone every night. He says that his big nights out allow him to 'have a life' and he gets to 'meet people and girls talk' to him.
His time on the telly ends with him finding welding work and a claim that he'll cut down on the raving.