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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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Job club and how they wanted to kill us
I was unemployed for longer than six months, so they sent me to a 'motivational' job search bollocky thing.

It consisted of four days out of five being patronised by a bloke about our personal hygeine, our standards of living and how we should all be off our arses doing shit jobs.

But as a kind of inspiration on the last week, they decided to take us on an outdoor activity course as a team building thing.

Great... Abseiling, canoeing (sp), archery etc... But Noooooooo. It had been snowing heavily in Wales and all the climbing routes were off limits, the archery course was closed and this just left canoeing (sp).

Fuck that, it was freezing cold, still snowing heavily and they wanted to put us in crappy little boats and canoes and send us off down a river. No thankyou...

I was one of three who refused to do it, instead spending my time hugging a warm coffee, watching the other dole scum as their canoe capsised sending them into the freezing, icy water... Suddenly emerging at the surface, blue faced and spluttering insults at the organisers.

The remaining three of us then hurled dozens of snow balls at them as they clawed their way to the embankment.

They could have easily died and makes me wonder if that was the whole point of this motivational course in the first place. A way of culling the lower classes...
(, Fri 3 Apr 2009, 14:08, closed)
so did you not
get any free stamps?

I was led to believe there would be free stamps.
(, Mon 6 Apr 2009, 22:19, closed)

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