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Thread #64523   Message #1056541
Posted By: SINSULL
18-Nov-03 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: being late for work
Subject: RE: BS: being late for work
I had the misfortune to spend a year trying to place welfare mothers in decent jobs so that they could get out of the "system". The best (worst) excuse? "My boyfriend wanted sex. How could I say 'No'?" That was what she told her employer just before I got the call that she was fired. I always and somewhat naively wondered why the boyfriend wasn't getting ready for work instead of screwing around.

Before the protests start. My experience was not that these ladies didn't want to work. The tragedy was that they desperately wanted to succeed but hadn't a clue as to how to go about it. Everything was an issue - being on time, showing up every day, dress codes, staying on the job site during business hours, jealous boyfriends taking up residence at the job site, etc.