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Monday, January 31, 2005

Falando nisso...

O que acontece quando se juntam puteiros, ahn, prostíbulos regulamentados a um vasto sistema de bem-estar social? Na Alemanha, uma garçonete desempregada está correndo o risco de perder o direito ao seguro-desemprego por ter recusado uma proposta de emprego numa, er, casa de tolerância:

The waitress, an unemployed information technology professional, had said that she was willing to work in a bar at night and had worked in a cafe.

She received a letter from the job centre telling her that an employer was interested in her "profile'' and that she should ring them. Only on doing so did the woman, who has not been identified for legal reasons, realise that she was calling a brothel.

Under Germany's welfare reforms, any woman under 55 who has been out of work for more than a year can be forced to take an available job – including in the sex industry – or lose her unemployment benefit. Last month German unemployment rose for the 11th consecutive month to 4.5 million, taking the number out of work to its highest since reunification in 1990.

Gostei desta parte:
The government had considered making brothels an exception on moral grounds, but decided that it would be too difficult to distinguish them from bars. As a result, job centres must treat employers looking for a prostitute in the same way as those looking for a dental nurse.
Opa, os bares alemães devem ser divertidos!

(Manuel, I wonder if that could happen in Japan? After all soapland is legal. I guess the gentlemen who recruit ladies in the streets of Tenjin are more efficient than government agencies, though.)
# posted by rafael @ 20:09