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Monday, February 1, 2010

Retarded (er, intelligence challenged) pc in England, case # 51,207

This story courtesy of the BBC:

Advert for 'reliable' worker 'rejected' by Jobcentre
A Hertfordshire recruitment agency boss says she was told she could not request "reliable and hard-working" applicants.

Devonwood Recruitment boss Nicole Mamo said the Jobcentre Plus in Thetford, Norfolk, told her such an advert could be "offensive" to unreliable people.

Ms Mamo said: "I started to laugh. I said: 'That's crazy'."

A Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) spokesperson said the advert was worded as Ms Mamo requested online - but did not deny it differed in the Jobcentre.

Ms Mamo's company was advertising for a cleaning job at West Suffolk Hospital.

'Absolutely ridiculous'

She said that she told a Jobcentre worker that "hard-working and reliable" were essential words for the advert, but received the reply that those words could not be used as they "may discriminate against the unreliable".

"I'm trying to run a respected agency and can't uphold a good reputation with unreliable people", Ms Mamo said.

A spokesman for the Campaign Against Political Correctness said: "This is absolutely ridiculous. If they can't advertise for what they want then the system is broken."

The Equality and Human Rights Commission said that the advert as Ms Mamo worded it was in "no way" a breach of any discrimination law.

A spokesperson for the DWP said: "Reliability is important to employers, as it is for Jobcentre Plus - and we welcome ads seeking reliable applicants."

The DWP said it could not confirm whether advice not to use the word reliable had been offered.

Now I understand where my company gets it's new recruits. (Just kidding, Trish.)


The Pro Bowl update on the Commissioner's cup: with time running out, Chris Johnson saves the rumps of my KCAs once again. His late TD put the KCAs back on top after an early SVA rally that put them on top. The KCAs , with no Super Bowl participants, are final at 113 points. SVA pulls into 2nd with 107, the Beagles drop to 3rd with 98. They need Reggie Bush and Mike Bell (who hasn't played yet in cup games) to tally 16 points to pull an upset. The B2s moved back up to 4th with 95, but they are done. Also in 4th and with hope are the Elks, who scored an incredible 40 points last night to jump up from 11th; her hopes to move up hang on Joseph Addai. The Rangers climb to 6th at 89, the Ducks drop to 7th with 87. They each have two players left. The Rhinos and Angels each only managed 1 pro bowl point and each have one man left; they have 86 and 83 respectively. Buzz is 10th and done at 78, the Clock BBQs have 75 and two boys left, and the T-Cubs, despite actually scoring 11 last night end up last and done with 63.

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