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I was Mordred writes, "I've been out of work for a while now... however, every cloud must have a silver lining. Tell us your stories of the upside to unemployment."

You can tell us about the unexpected downsides too if you want.

(, Fri 3 Apr 2009, 10:02)
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Tales of the Unemployed volume two
The Minimum Wage.

Hard to believe now, but in the late 90's, this wasn't law. I was still working in the jobcentre when it was brought in, and the effect it had was quite eye opening in some cases.

I had a new claims interview with a young lass. She was strikingly very pretty, well spoken, and had been working as a hairdresser. She also had a set of norks that would have encouraged most blokes (and some ladies too - diversity and all that) to go and get their hair cut twice a week for the pleasure of almost suffocating between them as she trimmed your fringe... She had left the job because as soon as the minimum wage came in, her boss, who had been paying her something ludicrous like £2 an hour for forty hours a week, immediately slashed her hours to 20 simply to avoid paying her more. The youngster was understandably peeved at this and told her boss to stick her job up her metaphorical hairdryer.

Problem was, if you leave a job willingly, you stand a good chance of having your benefits stopped for up to 6 months...

I'm happy to say that for once the adjudicators saw sense in this case, and no further action was taken.

Six months later, at the point where she qualified for assistance to start her own business, she did just that, and started her own mobile hairdressing emporium. And, as I heard later, took half of her old bosses business away from her in the process.

Fucking result.
(, Sat 4 Apr 2009, 18:34, 8 replies)
What a fantastic story.
Yay for girl power.
(, Sat 4 Apr 2009, 19:47, closed)
Pictures please
Or it didn't happen.

I am especially sceptical about the norks.
(, Sun 5 Apr 2009, 14:39, closed)
The norks
were quite real, and rather splendid.

*Mmmmmm, norks*
(, Sun 5 Apr 2009, 15:17, closed)
Hurray for the power of norks.
And hard work obviously.
(, Sun 5 Apr 2009, 19:21, closed)
Stories like this...
warm the heart.
(, Mon 6 Apr 2009, 8:13, closed)
the ears.
(if the norkage is to be believed)
(, Mon 6 Apr 2009, 13:14, closed)
needs more
discription. Details please.
(, Tue 7 Apr 2009, 8:40, closed)
She was slim - probably about a size 10. Dark haired, brown eyes, and around a 48DD I'd wager.
(, Tue 7 Apr 2009, 13:19, closed)

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