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Originally posted by PistolPete
Right, and how many women can't lose those benefits and will have to take a job in the "sex services" industry? I'm sure more than one single mother of two with no one to turn to and little skill will given the choice of no money or a job they really, really don't want, will take the job. That's being forced into it in my book.
And what does the US's unemployment benefits have to do with this? At all? Because I'm American and posted a story about a bad German policy I have to be shown that the US sucks compared to what's going on the article? Neat, that's a new idea on ATS!
For a time you could apply for an extension of I believe 12 weeks here. And with the unemployment rate in Germany at a sixty year high, they should get more benefits than the US (if you believe the state should be doling out money at all). No American can be forced into taking a job in the sex industries or lose their benefits either. Which is what the story is about.
Originally posted by namehere
even german experts on the german constitution argue the hartz IV bill violates 10 paragraphs of the constitution.
Originally posted by Bleys Also how bad is the job market in Germany if a waitress can't find work in over a year?
The government had considered making brothels an exception on moral grounds, but decided that it would be too difficult to distinguish them from bars. As a result, job centres must treat employers looking for a prostitute in the same way as those looking for a dental nurse.
When the waitress looked into suing the job centre, she found out that it had not broken the law. Job centres that refuse to penalise people who turn down a job by cutting their benefits face legal action from the potential employer.
Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
I am on wealthfare and I am on it for longer than a year, but they will find a job for me sooner or later, if I like it or not, but I suppose If I say I am not up to a certain job, they'd look further.
Originally posted by Simulacra
The only reason why prostitution is not legal across most of the world is because most of society is so wrapped up on a Judeo-Christain ethic that prostitution is demonized in the eyes of most people.
Just goes to show you how religion does run the world.
Originally posted by Narnia
read the following from www.hrw.org, this is why prostitution is illegal: