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Re: Your Tweet about WorkFare

Date: Saturday, November 10th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I think there is a distinct difference.

Community Service as a punishment (or atonement if you prefer) that is handed down by a court is unpaid.

I would have thought that doing paid community work to help you through until you find your next job would be far less stigmatized than just picking up your dole money and sitting at home all day. Surely that's where the misguided belief that all out of work people are "spongers" stems from.

I do understand your caution, and it's something that would need very careful design and implementation, but done properly I feel there would be benefits for everyone.

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