Whether disabled or not, its sad when someone loses their job.
"He added all disabled employees affected by the changes will be guaranteed "tailored support" from an £8m package, including a personal case worker, to help them move into mainstream employment." This is far more than many non disabled people are getting, personally I do not think anyone should be given extra support over the next man when it comes to job loses.....many may disagree with that, but as disable people want to be treated the same as everyone else, and so they should be, then everyone should be offered the same sort of support...if need be.
You obviously havn't met many disabled people up on your barge.
Don't you realise how hard it is get a job being disabled despite the continuing support?
Who do you honestly think out of all the candidates are going to employed out of disabled or non-disabled?
It's all to do with interview techniques and having the confidence and nerves to handle the procedure.
Non-disabled people are more likely to be accepted because their people skills are better.
I've actually heard stories of ex Remploy workers topping themselves.
It's actually fortunate that these Social Enterprises are starting up.
This is how my ex factory manager describes his former charges on the Social Enterprise Facebook page he has set up..
" Dis-advantaged,dis-affected and dis- connected groups from the local borough".
Those words don't sound like we are equals with non-disabled people.
It's a good thing it's not an other of my ex-workmates replying to this.
Because the retail business is so vast these HMV workers can pick up where they left off.
It's sad of course but we need a sense of perspective here.
Edited by Medium Brown, 16 January 2013 - 01:51 PM.