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Government Paying A Firm To Wake Up The Jobless

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:03 am    Post subject: Government Paying A Firm To Wake Up The Jobless Reply with quote

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The government is paying a company to wake teenagers up in an effort to get them back to work, under a new


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18916683

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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't help but think that an individual struggling with the concept of getting up on time are going to struggle in life.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:05 am    Post subject: Re: Government Paying A Firm To Wake Up The Jobless Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18916683

"The government is paying a company to wake teenagers up in an effort to get them back to work, under a new scheme."

New??.. Very Happy

Knocker-up

A Knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession [1] in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s* , before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knocker-up
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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't it have been better if this incompetent government hadn't put them on the dole in the first place?
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Wouldn't it have been better if this incompetent government hadn't put them on the dole in the first place?


Maybe in some respect, but there are some lazy people who really need to think about working instead of living off those of us who work hard. Sometimes it can be hard for lots to work for personal reasons.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Sometimes it can be hard for lots to work for personal reasons.


I've tried to put that through Google Translate but it can't cope, Mark.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin, we are relying on you!
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