Dog Bites Man: PC Gets Even More Ridiculous

This takes place in England, naturally, but how long before something like this happens here

Nicole Mamo, 48, wanted to post an advert for a £5.80-an-hour domestic cleaner on her local Jobcentre Plus website.

The text of the advert ended by stating that any applicants for the post ”must be very reliable and hard-working”.

But when Ms Mamo called the Jobcentre Plus in Thetford, Norfolk, the following day she was told that her advert would not be displayed instore.

A Jobcentre Plus worker claimed that the word ”reliable” meant they could be sued for discriminating against unreliable workers.

I’m simply gobsmacked by this. I laugh. I cry. I say wtF!

This is our world.

This is our world ruled by bureaucrats.

This is why we need to elect candidates who will prune back government with chainsaws.

10 Responses to “Dog Bites Man: PC Gets Even More Ridiculous”

  1. WunderKraut says:

    England had a nice run of it….

  2. Yojimbo says:

    Chainsaws AND bulldozers. Hard-working was fine but reliable was verboten? Maybe they should appoint a (permanent)commission to look into that.

  3. Gary from Jersey says:

    Yojimbo beat me to it. Caterpillar makes a mighty fine wide-blade D-6.

  4. major dad says:

    It’s lawyers, always lawyers.

  5. nightfly says:

    Dear Major Dad:

    We here at Jobcentre regret to inform you that your comment of 27th January, 4:26 pm REAL TIME may be considered discriminatory, insomuch as you have mentioned “lawyers” but not “outlawyers,” which is the preferred term for those of our community formerly called “thugs,” “yobs,” and “criminals.” We should not give cause to offend, moreso because said “outlawyers” run this Merrie Olde Asylum nowadays. Rum go. Nevertheless, there it is, and we are respectfully yours, etc. etc.,


  6. major dad says:

    It’s attorneys, always attorneys.

  7. mojo says:

    Seeking pathetic, unreliable loser for low-paying, dead end job. Experience with mind-numbing repetition a plus.

  8. JeffS says:

    Don’t the Brits refer to shysters, er, ah, lawyers, ummmmm, attorneys as “solicitors”?

  9. nightfly says:

    Jeff – it depends on what they’re soliciting.

  10. mojo says:

    “Hedly Lamarr – State Procurer”

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