Unemployed museum volunteer forced to work for free at Poundland
! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.
An out-of-work university graduate was forced last year by her local Jobcentre to stop volunteering at a museum and do a voluntary work placement at Poundland to keep her unemployment benefits.
When challenged about this, the DWP which administers unemployment benefits said:
Working in retail is perfectly good experience for a career in a museum. There are very similar transferable skills involved.
Yep, I get that. But surely better work experience for someone looking for a career in a museum is working in a museum? Like the museum she was already working in you cretins!
And here was me thinking the slave trade had been abolished.