The things I overhear

In my job I deal with welfare recipients looking to find work, most of them are very kind or they just don’t want a job. Sometimes you have people who are third of fourth generation welfare and they do not know what it looks like to have a work life, for they have never seen that life.

As I was assisting a girl in her sign up, another girl came in wanting to sign up to the course. Now keep in mind, these people have never met, they met at this exact moment. The girl I was signing up I’ll refer to as A and the other I’ll refer to as T. I introduced myself to T and the course, A asked T how old she was. It turns out they are the same age. Then all of a sudden it jumps to her boyfriend broke up with her and wants to get back with him so she hangs out with his mum and she believes he will eventually see his way. T than states that she use to date an army guy because of the money and rental assistance. She said he caught her cheating so she is now dating an aboriginal because he gets loads more welfare and she doesn’t have to do anything…what.?!

Keeping in mind, this is ten minutes into their first meeting.

A starts to talk about her “DVD” collection in which she pulls out a photo of her room and she has also drawn them. T also has a photo of her own DVD collection…in which they ask if I have one, I don’t.

They decide that they are going to trick A ex boyfriend into meeting in public and she will force him into a relationship.


I signed them both up, I think the next few months will be very interesting.





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