r/antiwork Jan 14 '22 Silver 5 Helpful 16 Wholesome 10

So sorry, I'm broke so I can only pay you $77 for my food. You were great though.

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u/7dipity Jan 15 '22

Yeah they’ve been together for 3 and living together for >a year. In Canada that qualifies you as a common law partner for insurance benefits

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u/_NoBoXiNgNoLiFe_ Jan 15 '22

You mean, canada DOESN'T have the 'free at the point of need' universal healthcare like we have in britain?

And there i was, thinking canada was civilised ...

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u/nevsdottir Jan 15 '22

It does have free medical care...but NOT dental care, which is annoying

Does UK NHS cover dental care?

If she is out sick because of covid there are numerous government programs for $$$.

Finally, in Canada bartenders earn a lot more per hour than in the US and this year they'll be getting 15/hr minimum. Unemployment should be decent then too, if necessary.

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u/7dipity Jan 15 '22

Yeah it makes me mad, not sure how the government decided that this stuff wasn’t important

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u/cameldrew Jan 15 '22

Are you fucking joking? That's wild. Not saying it's bad, just WILD to imagine any government letting a human benefit another human just for banging them in-house for over 365 days.

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u/drex3739 Jan 15 '22

A lot of states have common law practices as well as companies. It’s not as bizarre as you think.

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u/nonaaandnea Jan 16 '22

Haha I like the way you put that. I read somewhere that common law marriages have always actually been the most prevalent form of marriage in Western culture though, due to the fact that the vast majority of people were too poor to have a "proper" marriage (even though religious texts don't even say you have to buy rings, have a priest, get married in a church, sign a piece of paper, etc.). The only thing that actually makes a marriage "legit" is two people going before their families and community and vowing their lives together. That's basically what marriage boils down to in every culture. Though I can understand why some cultures use laws to enforce that commitment.