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Companies are more responsive to your email after you inform them you're making a BBB complaint and are considering small claims court.
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Companies are more responsive to your email after you inform them you're making a BBB complaint and are considering small claims court.
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"Apparently the newspaper article is extremely misleading. Brothels are legal now in Germany. A bar can apply for a licence to be a brothel. This particular bar is also a brothel. They are advertising in the job center for waitresses. Not prostitutes. If the woman who was put forward for the job refuses to take it and there are no mitigating circumstances, she can be penalised."
today thoughts: vegetarian required to accept work in a meat-packing plant because they used to be non-vegetarian and have done similar work before? pro-life medical technician required to accept a job in a place that does abortions? etc.

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"Apparently the newspaper article is extremely misleading. Brothels are legal now in Germany. A bar can apply for a licence to be a brothel. This particular bar is also a brothel. They are advertising in the job center for waitresses. Not prostitutes. If the woman who was put forward for the job refuses to take it and there are no mitigating circumstances, she can be penalised."
today thoughts: vegetarian required to accept work in a meat-packing plant because they used to be non-vegetarian and have done similar work before? pro-life medical technician required to accept a job in a place that does abortions? etc.

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If claim in previous post were true (which probably isn't, and certainly wouldn't be upheld in court), then it's probably also legally the case that straight men would be required to accept jobs as prostitutes for male customers.

How about being forced to accept a job as a stunt person, or arctic fishing boat hand, or any other life-threatening job? I'd expect there to be general rules allowing one to specify what sorts of jobs they'd accept.
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If claim in previous post were true (which probably isn't, and certainly wouldn't be upheld in court), then it's probably also legally the case that straight men would be required to accept jobs as prostitutes for male customers.

How about being forced to accept a job as a stunt person, or arctic fishing boat hand, or any other life-threatening job? I'd expect there to be general rules allowing one to specify what sorts of jobs they'd accept.
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It seems like this should be a hoax or exaggeration, but haven't seen any debunking yet:

Germany Forcing Unemployed Women into Legalized Prostitution

however,
"A spokesman for the Federal Labour Office said that if job seekers said they were prepared to work as, for example, dancers in strip bars, advisers could put them in touch with any suitable employers, but vacancies would not be displayed in job centres.

He also stressed job centres would not look for prostitutes on behalf of brothels, nor offer sex industry jobs to people who had not specifically mentioned it as an area of interest.

Speculation has grown over recent weeks that Germany's new welfare reforms, obliging the long-term unemployed to take any available job or risk losing their benefits, could lead to women being offered jobs in the sex industry."
Google Search germany prostitution
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It seems like this should be a hoax or exaggeration, but haven't seen any debunking yet:

Germany Forcing Unemployed Women into Legalized Prostitution

however,
"A spokesman for the Federal Labour Office said that if job seekers said they were prepared to work as, for example, dancers in strip bars, advisers could put them in touch with any suitable employers, but vacancies would not be displayed in job centres.

He also stressed job centres would not look for prostitutes on behalf of brothels, nor offer sex industry jobs to people who had not specifically mentioned it as an area of interest.

Speculation has grown over recent weeks that Germany's new welfare reforms, obliging the long-term unemployed to take any available job or risk losing their benefits, could lead to women being offered jobs in the sex industry."
Google Search germany prostitution
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60% Iraqi vote turnout, despite threats of bloodbath.
Approx same US turnout in last election, despite presence of people selling cookies and brownies outside.
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60% Iraqi vote turnout, despite threats of bloodbath.
Approx same US turnout in last election, despite presence of people selling cookies and brownies outside.
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DOJ likes rape babies (title provided by me; could you tell?)
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DOJ likes rape babies (title provided by me; could you tell?)
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"People who choose to live in rural locations should not get subsidized telephone (or internet) access. If they don't want to pay the thousands of dollars needed to run phone lines to their homes, they should live in a city."

Discuss.
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"People who choose to live in rural locations should not get subsidized telephone (or internet) access. If they don't want to pay the thousands of dollars needed to run phone lines to their homes, they should live in a city."

Discuss.
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The two-page e-mail that references an Executive Order states that the President directly authorized interrogation techniques including sleep deprivation, stress positions, the use of military dogs, and "sensory deprivation through the use of hoods, etc." The ACLU is urging the White House to confirm or deny the existence of such an order and immediately to release the order if it exists. The FBI e-mail, which was sent in May 2004 from "On Scene Commander--Baghdad" to a handful of senior FBI officials, notes that the FBI has prohibited its agents from employing the techniques that the President is said to have authorized.
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The direct results.

Perhaps Bush will dismiss it all, saying "Well, we clearly didn't authorize the rape and covering the flesh with excrement. That part was just the bad apples."


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The two-page e-mail that references an Executive Order states that the President directly authorized interrogation techniques including sleep deprivation, stress positions, the use of military dogs, and "sensory deprivation through the use of hoods, etc." The ACLU is urging the White House to confirm or deny the existence of such an order and immediately to release the order if it exists. The FBI e-mail, which was sent in May 2004 from "On Scene Commander--Baghdad" to a handful of senior FBI officials, notes that the FBI has prohibited its agents from employing the techniques that the President is said to have authorized.
— via [livejournal.com profile] pleonastic

The direct results.

Perhaps Bush will dismiss it all, saying "Well, we clearly didn't authorize the rape and covering the flesh with excrement. That part was just the bad apples."


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