Nerd ham award - job seekers
Tuesday May 4th, 2010
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Forgive me for being naïve. I hear politicians saying they'll stop 'the dole' for people who repeatedly refuse to take jobs which are offered to them.

Do people repeatedly refuse to take jobs which are offered to them?

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narenek
<08:53 pm on Tuesday May 4th, 2010
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I wouldn't be surprised if there were.

I also wouldn't be surprised if the number of people doing this was small enough to make it fairly worthless as a policy apart from appeasing Daily Mail readers who think that lazy dole spongers are a drain on the economy.
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graphxgrrl
<10:20 pm on Tuesday May 4th, 2010
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I have friends, who have been unemployed for the last year or so, who would have jobs right now if they were more flexible about what kind of work they wanted to do. We live in a society now though where we often feel entitled to that perfect job.
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ylla
<11:14 pm on Tuesday May 4th, 2010
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I think that you're allowed to say what kind of jobs you're looking for/suitable for/trained for, and that you have a certain space of time before you have to consider jobs outside those areas. I wouldn't be surprised if there is horror in some circles over the idea that anyone feckless enough to have no job should get any say in their future.
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hatter
<11:47 pm on Tuesday May 4th, 2010
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Plenty do, like graphxgrrl says they think they're too good for some jobs. So the immigrants come over and do them instead. Approximately.


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goose_entity
<02:13 am on Wednesday May 5th, 2010
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when I was between IT contracts, the dole office kept on trying to send me to stack supermarket shelves or other such shit. So yes, I repeatedly refused *utterly unsuitable to the point of absurdity* jobs which the shitheaded fsckwits at the dole office tried to send me for.

As usual, the Daily Mail (-equivalent) misses the point completely and vomits ignorance and prejudice. Which it does so well...
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hatter
<10:37 am on Wednesday May 5th, 2010
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I thought the point of being a contractor was that you earned enough when you had work to enjoy (or at least cover) the times when you didn't.


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goose_entity
<01:10 pm on Wednesday May 5th, 2010
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not when you have only had 18 months of contracting and that overlapped with September 2001....
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keletkezes
<08:49 am on Friday May 7th, 2010
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"You want me to work in a shop? No way!"
"Saturdays?! No way!"
"Bin man? That's a job for scum!"

The types I saw in the jobcentre I either felt sorry for (older guys, ex-students and the like) or wanted shot ("I got three kids under 2 and one on the way: gibve me my free money!" etc.).
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iren11_smith
<10:36 am on Monday March 18th, 2013
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If you don't like offered jobs, go to new job search web site www.Josty.org and try to find a job of your dream by yourself. This is a modern site that offers free of charge services. You can look for a job in a particular state or city. Everything depends on your choice.
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