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Published:April 12th, 2009 10:03 EST
Easter Egg Hunt For The Unemployed

Easter Egg Hunt For The Unemployed

By Robert Paul Reyes


"Job seekers have been asked to take part in an `humiliating` Easter egg hunt - to win prizes to help them get back into work.

JobCentre bosses have invited more than 150 unemployed people to search for 35 chocolate eggs containing prizes such as job application forms.

The eggs contain prizes including an application form to become a security guard, a payment for a licence to work on building sites and vouchers to buy job interview clothes from Burton or Dorothy Perkins."

Being fired or laid-off is a humiliating experience, and it doesn`t get any better when you are forced to apply for food stamps, and when you have no recourse but to go to a free clinic.

We should treat the unemployed with respect and dignity, they`re in a tough fix and they need our support.

JobCentre rubbed salt into the wounds of the unemployed by treating them like children. Easter egg hunts are for kids, unemployed adults with bills to pay have no time for such foolishness.

JobCentre at the very least should have offered prize eggs with real prizes like a $100 supermarket gift certificate. "A prize egg" containing an application form for a security guard job is a slap on the face.

If the person responsible for this ridiculous Easter egg hunt doesn`t publicly apologize, he should be pelted with rotten eggs.