ONE Hartlepool woman says it works out much more beneficial for her to travel out of town for part-time work than it is to work in town.
Julia Turnbull, from Throston, travels to work at a call centre in County Durham.
She says even though she works 24 hours a week, she is better paid than if she got a full-time supermarket job in Hartlepool.
The married mum-of-two said: “I work part-time and probably get more than most full-time workers.
“It’s still hard work with childminding costs, but it works out better money.
“Our town is poor on wages, I wouldn’t get out of bed for that money.
“Even travelling out of town works out as better money.”
She added: “I really do feel for everyone who is on minimum wage as it’s the 21st century and people are still struggling in this day and age, no wonder there are people in so much debt or not working as they can’t afford to live.”