Advert for 'reliable' worker 'rejected' by Jobcentre
A Hertfordshire recruitment agency boss says she was told she could not request "reliable and hard-working" applicants.
Devonwood Recruitment boss Nicole Mamo said the Jobcentre Plus in Thetford, Norfolk, told her such an advert could be "offensive" to unreliable people.
Ms Mamo said: "I started to laugh. I said: 'That's crazy'."
A Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) spokesperson said the advert was worded as Ms Mamo requested online - but did not deny it differed in the Jobcentre.
Ms Mamo's company was advertising for a cleaning job at West Suffolk Hospital.
She said that she told a Jobcentre worker that "hard-working and reliable" were essential words for the advert, but received the reply that those words could not be used as they "may discriminate against the unreliable"
Asked by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Feb. 24, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Does this remind anyone of Reich in D.C. saying that construction jobs to build our roads and bridges should not just go to high skilled people?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
Typical. This country is in the toilet because of crap like this. People feel they are intitled to everything. God forbid they actually have to work.
Valar - 15
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 11:23 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
People should appreciate the reliable ones, whereas without them, many would go hungry.'
'Reliable' IS NOT a filthy word!!!!!!!
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 11:26 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:31 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by urkiddingright at 11:37 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 11:38 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
Well, personally I only hire unreliable people that don't want to work. They have to feed their families too.........it's not like my customers are going to care if they get their products on time or at all................
LOL - Can I come work for you? I really need a quiet place to sleep.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 11:38 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 11:56 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:03 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by 29again at 12:11 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
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