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AdHocSolver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 01:59 AM
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143. What is wrong with this program? Let me enumerate the ways.
The assumptions that would make this program acceptable are that the worker has no employment history and no skills, and that the temporary jobs that they are assigned to requires some significant training.

However, if the person qualifies for unemployment, that means that they have an employment track record. They don't have to work for six weeks for "free" to demonstrate their capabilities and reliability anymore than any new hire.

Secondly, I worked temporary jobs when I was out of "permanent" work. This included factory work and clerical work. These kinds of jobs never took more than one or two days to learn. The fact that these people are required to work six weeks at low pay means that they are being exploited, as well as are the taxpayers of Georgia.

At one factory job that I worked at, I suffered trauma to my hands (the term a doctor friend used), and I quit after three days due to the pain. Since my taking the job was through a temp agency, and totally voluntary, I merely had the agency find me a different job. The people who worked there full time also had health issues from doing the work, but that was their main income source, and they had no choice.

If the state pays for the work, the work should be public service work, not state-paid work for a for-profit, private corporation.


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