Thursday, May 08, 2008

Prepare for a new class of unemployed.

If this database takes off there will soon be another class of people who will never be able to get a job in the UK. If everyone uses it, and who wouldn't or they would think they would end up with all the bad uns because they won't be able to get a job elsewhere. Will these people get special treatment on the unemployment register and not be expected to even try for a job?

It's an Orwellian nightmare. To never be able to get a job and, let's face it, there will be many people falsely accused. Who will not know they are on this database and continually be turned down for no apparent reason. Even if you have been working for someone for a while I can see them checking up on their employees and taking preemptive action to reduce risk.

On the more +ve side, I don't see this taking off as I can't see many employers putting names onto this database. There is nothing more likely to get them sued than putting unproven allegations out into the marketplace. At the moment some employers will not even provide references in case they are sued and most will not provide a reference that is not from HR using a template pre approved by a lawyer which gives basic minimal information.

What is it that every man and his dog and it's fleas seems to have a hard on for an obtrusive database at the moment?

3 Comments:

At 6:13 pm, Blogger UBERMOUTH said...

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At 1:52 pm, Blogger Lil Jimmy said...

This is naturally very worrying. A person can be accused and there is no redress. It's becoming impossible to do anything - change jobs, whatever.

 
At 2:09 pm, Blogger Bag said...

Uber, +ve is a laZy man's way of saying positive. Tut tut.

lil Jimmy, This is something that lawyers were created for. Law suits against companies with assets.

 

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