How to lose your benefit in Germany

One poor German woman has lost her unemployment benefit because she refused to work as a prostitute. According to the Telegraph Germany had legalised brothels two years ago and they were given access to the list of jobseekers. Under German law anyone turning down available work are liable to lose their unemployment benefit!

The waitress, an unemployed information technology professional, had said that she was willing to work in a bar at night and had worked in a cafe.

She received a letter from the job centre telling her that an employer was interested in her “profile” and that she should ring them. Only on doing so did the woman, who has not been identified for legal reasons, realise that she was calling a brothel.

Under Germany’s welfare reforms, any woman under 55 who has been out of work for more than a year can be forced to take an available job – including in the sex industry – or lose her unemployment benefit.

A bit of a dilemma that eh? Have sex with strangers or end up on the street. It’s got to suck the big one that.

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