Lord Sugar suggests pay cuts for ‘lazy gits’ working from home
Entrepreneur and Apprentice star Lord Sugar reckons anyone who works from home should be paid less, not more, despite the rising cost of heating homes. The 75-year-old billionaire was commenting on a Good Morning Britain debate about how home workers could be supported in the face of rising energy costs. He also said "a large percentage of" people working from home were "lazy gits", BirminghamLive reported.
He tweeted yesterday morning: "GMB are saying people who work from home should be paid more to keep warm as companies are saving money while the workers are away. "RUBBISH they have to pay rent, heating and rates with or without a full work place. People should be paid less they are saving travel costs."
READ MORE: Parents who lost baby seven hours after birth reveal how they came to terms with losing him He later doubled down on his attack on people working from home, adding: "A large percentage of people who work from home are lazy gits they got to like the life created by the pandemic. What about nurses, doctors, cleaners, restaurant staff, builders and decorators, taxi and truck drivers they cant work from home but provide the lazy gits a service?"
The business mogul made the comments in response to Good Morning Britain's segment on the cost of living crisis. Business owner Geeta Sidhu-Robb suggested on the show that employees working remotely actually save their companies money as home-workers end up having to pay more for energy bills. Meanwhile another businesswoman, Tina Knight, was more on Lord Sugar's side, arguing that those who work from home make a saving on commuting costs, meaning companies shouldn't have to pay them any extra.
The Apprentice is set to return to BBC One later this year.
Good Morning Britain airs on ITV1 weekdays from 6am to 9am.