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Half-time Whistle

We have now reached the half-time point in this JobBridge match and the whistle has just been blown. By whom? By the department of social protection of course! Last week, a representative from the department -who for clarity and hilarity’s … Continue reading

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JobBridge is broken…fix it

There’s lots of valid debate on whether or not JobBridge should even exist. It’s reasonable to question this; we’re basically encouraging people to work for free. As argued previously though, there are a handful of positives to the scheme, even … Continue reading

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The happy, smiley face of JobBridge

So far, I’ve done a lot of quasi-lighthearted bitching about bureaucracy and trying to lead a happy, fulfilled life on €238 per week. But, in all seriousness, we all know there’s more than a couple of things seriously wrong with … Continue reading

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12 ways to survive Christmas on JobBridge

Why 12? Because Christmas is practically based around the number 12! 1) Invites to your gaff When you get to your mid-20s, it’s absolutely acceptable to socialise more in your home, socialising which doesn’t even (necessarily) involve a bag of … Continue reading

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Your rules are arbitrary and stupid

It baffles me that certain members of the social welfare sector have not managed to get their head around the concept of Jobbridge, despite being part of the system that fucking invented it. I feel most of the time I’m … Continue reading

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Rent Supplement Forms are horcruxes

Nobody likes forms, right? Because you know you’ll mess it up in some way and then have to start over, despite being really tough questions like filling out your name and date of birth. Plus all the rules. Maybe you … Continue reading

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Motivations

It’s important, when you start a story, to figure out why you’re telling it in the first place. Maybe, I don’t know, I’m just making up things as I go along here. But let’s start with it anyway. Q: Why … Continue reading

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