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    The face of Occupy... Downing Street?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...Poundland.html

    Unemployed college grad had to take a job at a Everything's A Pound store in England and stock shelves, now is suing the British government under their Human Rights Act.

    My question is, with her picture now splashed everywhere, and her name attached to what the article calls "landmark legal action," who will hire her now? If she is suing for something like this, why put your business at risk for suit by hiring her to do anything. Plus, she's a geology grad. If she thinks stocking shelves is taxing, what about pounding rocks?

    See folks. Do you want to rely on the government for everything? Look what they are making people do to keep their job seeker benefits... they are making the job seekers actually WORK. Oh, the horror.

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    I have zero idea how someone survives on 53gbp a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm husker View Post
    I have zero idea how someone survives on 53gbp a week.
    that's about 81 dollars.

    *at current fx rates.

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    Miss Reilly’s solicitor, Jim Duffy, said the practice contravenes article 4 (2) of the Human Rights Act, which states: ‘No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.’
    She wasn't forced to do anything. She was given an option: work, or don't get paid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    that's about 81 dollars.

    *at current fx rates.
    And it's purchase power is effectively less.

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    On the off chance that she will read this thread:

    http://uk.jobrapido.com/?q=birmingham%20(kings%20heath)
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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    On the off chance that she will read this thread:

    http://uk.jobrapido.com/?q=birmingham (kings heath)
    But thill, she wants a job in geology.

    Wonder if BP is hiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm husker View Post
    But thill, she wants a job in geology.
    I actually applaud her for wanting to follow her heart, but there are other ways to get there. Maybe find a part-time job (would probably pay more than 50-ish pounds per week) and continue her volunteer work at the museum, hoping it leads to something better.

    Wonder if BP is hiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    She wasn't forced to do anything. She was given an option: work, or don't get paid.
    Yep! If she was shackled during her work stocking shelves, or had a gun to her head - then she and her attorney would have a legitimate case. Since that's not the case, this is just another example of someone trying to get a huge payday via lawsuit, aided by an ambulance-chaser attorney.

    Obligatory disclaimer: I have great respect for MOST attorneys and the necessary work they perform in society. Not this one though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm husker View Post
    But thill, she wants a job in geology.

    Wonder if BP is hiring.
    I think another Brit said "You can't always get... what you want"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Red Rick View Post
    I think another Brit said "You can't always get... what you want"
    and said it with a stiff upper lip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKinneyTXHusker View Post
    Yep! If she was shackled during her work stocking shelves, or had a gun to her head - then she and her attorney would have a legitimate case. Since that's not the case, this is just another example of someone trying to get a huge payday via lawsuit, aided by an ambulance-chaser attorney.
    Agree, she is looking for some free money and publicity.

    Obligatory disclaimer: I have great respect for MOST attorneys and the necessary work they perform in society. Not this one though.
    Not me, all lawyers are scum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    and said it with a stiff upper lip.
    I think he's starting to gather moss too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Red Rick View Post
    I think he's starting to gather moss too...
    Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.Bill Watterson, cartoonist, "Calvin and Hobbes"







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