Menu
Opinion

Still on dole after told 'not right fit'

TOUGH PROSPECTS: More than a year later, a reader is still on the dole queue without any prospects.
TOUGH PROSPECTS: More than a year later, a reader is still on the dole queue without any prospects. Michaela O'Neill

I, TOO, was booted in such a manner as your letter writer, "Workers get the boot before Christmas" (QT 03/01).

I worked in my dream job and one week from the end of my probabtion - 12 days before Christmas - I was informed that I was "not the right fit" for the business.

I was escorted off the premises, yet I was qualified and I thought I was doing well.

It is incredibly difficult to find one of these positions but I had succeeded.

They did not feel obliged to tell me more than I didn't fit.

It seems this explanation is one which basically encompasses all other explanations, so I was at a loss.

But now, another person, unqualified, and who already had a job with the same busines, now has the job I had.

More than a year later I am still on the dole queue without any prospects I can see.

My confidence and self esteem are evaporating and I am feeling more useless than ever.

Perhaps employers should be made to employ those who are unemployed before anyone who is already employed.

It was heartbreaking.

I believe I was used as a temporary stopgap measure until they got who they wanted - one of "the family".

This is a well known Ipswich business but it is very much a greedy business.

NAME AND ADDRESS WITHHELD

Topics:  dole unemployed unfair dismissal



WATCH: Car thieves flee high-speed crash

A crash involving a stolen four wheel drive at Brassall on Friday morning.

Police on hunt for driver and passengers who fled crash

'Outrageous drug use' fuelled police biter

New Ipswich District Court Judge: After nine years in the role, Ipswich District Court Judge Greg Koppenol will move to Brisbane Court.He will be replaced by Judge Dennis Lynch QC. In court on Tuesday, Judge Koppenol was recognised for his "brisk and vigorous approach" to the role.

Ipswich mother of eight sentenced to six months for attack

Local Partners