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    Advert for 'reliable workers' banned as discrimination by Jobcentre Plus

    Advert for 'reliable workers' banned as discrimination by Jobcentre Plus

    The boss of a recruitment firm said she was told she could not place an advert for ''reliable workers'' because it discriminated against unreliable people.



    Published: 11:00PM GMT 26 Jan 2010


    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.
    Ms Mamo, a mother-of-two, from Boreham Wood, Herts., said the situation was ''ridiculous''.
    ''I placed the advert on the website and when I phoned up to check I was told it hadn't been displayed in the job centre itself," she said. ''She said 'oh we can't put that advert on the job points'. She said it was because they could have cases against them for discriminating against unreliable people.
    ''I laughed because I thought that was crazy. We supply the NHS with staff so it's very important for the patients that we have reliable workers.
    ''We find jobs for hundreds of temporary staff every week and are proud of our workers but our reputation is at stake if they aren't reliable.
    ''We are taking people off the dole and finding them jobs so not displaying the advert just seems absolutely ridiculous to me.''
    Ms Mamo, who runs Devonwood recruitment agency and employs eight people, placed her advert on the Thetford Jobcentre Plus website on January 21.
    The job offer, which cost nothing to display, read: ''Domestic cleaner required immediately. A variety of different shifts available. Must be fluent in written and spoken English for health and safety reasons. Previous experience preferred. Training will be provided.
    ''Must be very reliable and hard-working.''
    The following day she phoned Thetford Jobcentre Plus and was told by a woman named Carol that her advert could not be displayed.
    She claimed that the job centre could be sued by unreliable people if they placed the advert on their 'job points' but told Ms Mamo it will remain on their website.
    A spokeswoman for the Campaign Against Political Correctness said: ''This situation is absolutely ridiculous - of course people want reliable workers and of course employers should be able to ask for them.
    ''If they can't advertise for what they actually want then the system is broken. They won't be able to find workers who meet their criteria. In order to have decided that the word 'reliable' can't be used they must have put a great deal of thought and time into it.
    ''That time could be better spent getting the right people to apply for the right jobs - which is what this advert was trying to do in the first place.''
    A spokeswoman for the Department for Work and Pensions refused to comment on the phone call made to Nicole Mamo.
    She said: “We cannot comment about the phone call. I can confirm that we took the advert from the employer and put it onto our website. Every advert goes onto our website and onto the job points.
    “Reliability is important to employers, as it is for Jobcentre Plus - and we welcome ads seeking reliable applicants.”


    PC has finaly gone totaly insane

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    It's amazing that cleaning is still allowed in the UK anyway due to all the dangers it presents, wet floors, electricity, wires you could hang yerself with not to mention the thing you can do with broom handles. All this nonsense has gone too far, last week was a report of a restaurant ordered they H&S not to issue tooth picks as they were dangerous, I assume you could poke your eye out with one!
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    I reckon that it article is bullshit or there is info missing.

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    I find that hard to believe, what is the source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    She said: “We cannot comment about the phone call. I can confirm that we took the advert from the employer and put it onto our website. Every advert goes onto our website and onto the job points. “Reliability is important to employers, as it is for Jobcentre Plus - and we welcome ads seeking reliable applicants.”
    seems they did put it on their webste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    Must be fluent in written and spoken English
    Doesn't that discriminate against people who cannot speak English?

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    And againste peeple who cvnt speel vely good.

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    When people are encouraged to sue others at every opportunity for the most petty things then this is what happens. But many people enjoy living in such an environment.

    It all swings in roundabouts.

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    The West.

    What a great society they've developed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    seems they did put it on their webste.
    Can I place an advert online?
    I need an unreliable, lazy, black, one legged, single parent, lesbian for the accounts dept.

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    I like the bit,

    must be fluent in written and spoken english, due to health and safety.

    That alone must have pissed some of the pc pr=cks off.

    Must remember that one.

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    True or not, it's plausible, with the Bernard Matthews Party in power.
    "It's a wonder they don't ban jobcentres as discriminating against doleys." etc...
    I think there's a "1001 Political Correctness Gone Mad! Jokes For Kids" book by Noel Edmunds available on Amazon...

    I dunno why the Jobcentre monkeys are so worried - if they're unreliable, they're hardly going to interrupt their buckfast picnics to turn up to court...

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    Could you place this advertisement in the Jobcentre?

    Wanted.
    "Employment Agencies needed, to act as intermediaries between people needing work and companies offering work. Must be able to offer nothing to either party and have the ability to cream cash off both parties. It is essential that the Agencies have no morals, and offer only contracts of 3 months (temporary) to everyone, even if the employment is long term".

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    "Must be fluent in writen and spoken English"
    Was,nt there a time when we sort of needed "o" levels in shit like English even to be considered for a job? ANY job!
    I wonder what they would say if you included in an ad "must have a conviction for rape and murder".
    Falling asleep and waking up is not the same as passing out and coming to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher
    I wonder what they would say if you included in an ad "must have a conviction for rape and murder".
    Ok if the job is for a murdering rapist i guess.

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    Discriminates against non murdering rapists though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    The West.

    What a great society they've developed.
    Compared to..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog
    It's amazing that cleaning is still allowed in the UK anyway due to all the dangers it presents, wet floors,
    Britain just imports immigrants to do these menial jobs and has done since the post-war years.

    Thank God I don't have to live there anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    I need an unreliable, lazy, black
    Is there any other kind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    I reckon that it article is bullshit or there is info missing.
    It's not bullshit but it's written in such a way as to make readers think that this is government policy, very sneaky. What it actually says is that some staff-member at the jobcentre rejected the ad for the crazy reason that the word "reliable" was discriminatory but the Department of Work and Pensions (who run job centres) stated that the word "reliable" was perfectly fine and that asking for reliable employees was totally normal. So crazy staff member yes, political correctness run amok in the UK government, no.

    This is in the last line of the article but, of course, this is from the Telegraph and their writers know that the brains of Telegraph readers start to shut down in self defence after reading three or four sentences of text, telegraph readers never make it to the last line.
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    I'm impressed that Telegraph readers can read...ahhh, It's the "highbrow" version of the Daily Mail. I forgot.



    The Telegraph seems to be on a major troll of late. Lots of highly manipulated news items, all toying with peoples emotions... irresponsible certainly, potentially dangerous also. They seem intent of stirring up nationalistic fervour, which of course works, when you consider their readership. Mindless zombies who consume without questioning. I wonder who's behind it all though.

    Sadly the disingenuous, rapidly floundering left seems impotent to address it. So I guess they'll continue to do it and the propaganda war will continue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    "Must be fluent in writen and spoken English"
    Was,nt there a time when we sort of needed "o" levels in shit like English even to be considered for a job? ANY job!
    I wonder what they would say if you included in an ad "must have a conviction for rape and murder".

    Not many jobs for monks in the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post

    ...... telegraph readers never make it to the last line.
    Its a fair cop. Guilty as charged me lud . It has to be a really riveting piece to maintain any kind of sustained interest.

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    'Must be fluent in writen and spoken English'.

    One manager i know rang the temp agency and stated he required a laborour that could speak and understand english, a chap turns up the next day with a very poor comprehension of the language, so he sent him back.
    Two days later he is back on site with an immigration officer and the manager is told to employ an interpreter and erect safety sighns in the laborours particular language.

    These days in the UK, it seems you need to clear every question and requirement with immigration,

    equal rights

    womens rights

    lesbian one legged ethic rights action group

    religious rights and wrongs

    ding dong bing bong rights

    and we wonder why employers f=ck of abroad.

    You can not even write a bad reference for a former employee.

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