posted on Feb, 12 2013 @ 06:58 AM
reply to post by ObservingYou
In this specific example - the girl being forced to give up her voluntary work in a museum which was more suited to her degree - you are right. It was
However, overall, the scheme has merits because employers do not like people who have huge gaps on the CV - it sends out the message this person is
not employable, whether right or wrong. Having something to put on the CV instead of "sat on my arse playing FIFA" is much better, surely?
It also gets the person used to being back in work - take my missus again, she has an interview for a firm in Bagshot, we live in Wokingham. That is a
32 minute train journey with one change @ 0800 in the morning, nothing major. She threw up several reasons NOT
to go for the job, including the
time she had to get up (which made no sense as she's up anyway with the kids!), the train journey, the cost and also being "too tired".
Lets just say, that having worked from Essex to Wales to Birmingham and having caught trains at 3am to do so, I had no time for that and put her in
her place. She is going to the interview and is actually now quite positive about it, once she got over the initial hurdles. These very same thoughts
go through the minds of the long term unemployed and defeating that mental barrier is as important as having a glowing CV.