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How people with S.O. after their names are excluded


How people with S.O. after their names are excluded

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Airlane
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I've been out of work for many years and have been allocated a Restart Programme advisor. Today, she showed me the website of a local employment organisation started for and by ex-offenders (as with Unlock), sent them my details and they immediately told her they won't help those with the initials S.O. after their names. If even such an organisation refuses to include every former offender, which is of course entirely lawful, then what are we supposed to do?
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Airlane - 17 Mar 22 1:59 PM
I've been out of work for many years and have been allocated a Restart Programme advisor. Today, she showed me the website of a local employment organisation started for and by ex-offenders (as with Unlock), sent them my details and they immediately told her they won't help those with the initials S.O. after their names. If even such an organisation refuses to include every former offender, which is of course entirely lawful, then what are we supposed to do?

There was an organisation a few years ago that was set up for this sort of thing, but I heard that they told a probation officer that they weren't in a position to help SO's. I asked my probation officer and she said she asked her colleagues and although they had heard of the organisation, they didn't know anything about that. I think it comes down to the old chestnut about "ex-offenders deserve a second chance, and we're happy to help them, but not those ones over there." When that sort of prejudice and discrimination is entirely legal, there's not much anyone can do about it, as I don't imagine there would be enough public sympathy to change anything.

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Airlane - 17 Mar 22 1:59 PM
I've been out of work for many years and have been allocated a Restart Programme advisor. Today, she showed me the website of a local employment organisation started for and by ex-offenders (as with Unlock), sent them my details and they immediately told her they won't help those with the initials S.O. after their names. If even such an organisation refuses to include every former offender, which is of course entirely lawful, then what are we supposed to do?

Hi
I have been unemployed for over 10 years now so understand you as many others will also. AB2014 is knowledgeable in his choice of words.

I can only add remain a believer in yourself and  you will always maintain your self respect and hope.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope is for tomorrow else what is left if you remove a mans hope.
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