September 11th, 2010 14:00 EST
Berlin Pub Helps Unemployed Get Back On Their Feet
"A Berlin pub has set up an advice desk to help the long-term unemployed get back on their feet.
Many regulars to the "Kindl Klause" in Berlin`s southern Neu-Koelln district live off Germany`s minimum jobless benefit, known as Hartz IV, so offering free advice on how to find work again seemed logical, the bar`s boss Michael Hasucha said.
The desk, which operates between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Fridays, is run by two social workers who once stopped off at the bar after work and got into conversation with locals." Reuters
I suspect that you will find many chronically unemployed at pubs; it makes sense to reach them there. I just hope that the barfly`s aren`t too drunk to remember the advice dispensed by the social workers.
Of course you will find many alcoholics in bars, perhaps a social worker who specializes in addiction can set up shop in a pub.
Many bums are content to live on the dole, maybe a cop can stop at the Berlin pub while making his rounds, and throw a couple of the most inebriated pub regulars out of the bar and into the gutter.
You have to think outside the box, I applaud the bar owner for allowing the social workers to do their thing in his establishment.
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