Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Overheard at the Jobcentre
The unemployed are airing their grievances over their ill treatment at jobcentres via the blogspot, 'Overheard At The Jobcentre'. At Peckham jobcentre, a staff member was overheard referring to clients as, "the shit over there". In Hackney jobcentre a manager told a client that he gave staff the boot if he noticed them being friendly and helpful. A man who was applying for sickness benefit, who had all the required documents in hand, including a doctor's verification, was told that he didn't look sick as he was wearing hair gel and could not, therefore get a payment. On arguing that he very much needed the money as his wife was pregnant, the arsehole said that he should not have let his wife get pregnant as he was unemployed.