Still going https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussions/free-cleaning-outfit-for-unemployed-people-at-timpson-3573514?#comment-42383920
My sons employer has put everyone on time and a half since the lock-down, he's golden, 17 and an apprentice making almost ten quid an hour. He was already on a good wage at just over £6ph for an apprentice when the minimum is £4.15. Once he has finished his welding and fabrication apprenticeship they are sticking him on full pay for an over 25 and also paying for his electrical engineering and hydraulics engineering training. Now thats what you call an employer.
Do we have to see the post every single month because someone wants some free heat?
Yes. And then list what those exceptions are. Going to work (if you can’t work from home) being number 1 on the list. I work on facts not misinterpretation.
Posted 19th Jul 2019Posted 19th Jul 2019
Free Dry Cleaning For Unemployed @ TimpsonFREE£0.01
Hey Guys; Timpson are offering FREE dry cleaning if you're currently unemployed and have an interview coming up. As quoted on the website: "You don’t need a voucher to receive th… Read more
Hate to quibble but a person who cannot hold down a job for disability/health reasons is not 'unemployed'. Sadly it's culturally vogue to suggest that someone who is, say, in a coma, should leap out of bed and be out actively seeking work at all hours. It seems like a trite point but it isn't : labelling disabled people as 'unemployed' suggests there are two states; employed and unemployed, and people switch between those states. The tacit inference is that disabled people should be jolly well able to find a job if they just tried hard enough! This gradual creep in terminology is government aided, as they abandon fair and accurate definitions, eg disabled used to receive "incapacity benefit", to favour of terms like "Employment and support allowance" which promotes social stigma. People who can't hold down a job because they are disabled are not unemployed and shouldn't identify or be identified as such, they are economically inactive. The economically inactive group also include other people who are not actively seeking work for a host of reasons, for whom the label 'unemployed' is a misnomer. So really if the correct terms were used, there should be no confusion in the minds of disabled people thinking that they could for example, god willing, get a suit dry cleaned for say their gran's funeral. Only those actively seeking work should looking at 'unemployed' and think it applies to them. Hope you get the point? Also is should be a JOB interview.. and that's what Timpsons state.. not "work". Hopefully we know the difference. (y)
I was talking about the header only: “Free dry cleaning for the unemployed”. Someone who is unemployed and unable to work through disability/health conditions, could have seen this and thought they would be able to use this service. Far better if the header was worded: “Free dry cleaning for the unemployed when attending a work interview”. Then it would have been clearer who it was aimed for. I’m not criticising, just pointing out this for better clarification.
The post states if you have an interview and are currently unemployed, you can have your dry-cleaning done free. I assume if you have a disability and have an interview, I don't see why you can't use it?
Posted 2nd Jan 2019Posted 2nd Jan 2019
Free suit cleaning at Timpsons for anyone currently unemployed and going for an interviewFREE£12
As it's the New Year I thought that it would be a good time to remind everyone about the fantastic free service offered by Timpsons for anyone that is unemployed and have a job int… Read more
Nothing miserable about my comment. This deal has been posted numerous times over the years. What is the need for this to repeated every few months. Why not keep this 1 deal active so users who are looking for this deal can just use the search function.
If it helps one person get a job then its worth it. You have come onto a thread you clearly dont like to write a miserable comment. Nice one.
So how do Timpson colleagues 'make sure' that your off to a 'genuine interview'? If its not JSA paperwork do they have lie detector machines or truth serum injections out the back?
Damn I just had an interview this morning, I wish I knew this beforehand
Wow, London unemployed are more stylish than I thought. Hope you never have the misfortune of being unemployed.
Posted 12th Oct 2018Posted 12th Oct 2018
Timpson: Get Free Dry Cleaning if you're UNEMPLOYED? GOT AN INTERVIEW?
At Timpson we’ll help you look your best when times are tough so if you’re unemployed and going for an interview we’ll clean an outfit for you free of charge. This is available fr… Read more
I don't get why people are getting their knickers in saying this is a bad deal or timpson this and that, unemployed should pay. Its a generous thing to help those on the bones of their **** looking for work, remember a lot of ex military officers fall into this category too when they have been dumped by the MoD. I wish more retailers would make small meaningful gestures like this, would show we were a kind caring society after all.
I am as cynical as they come but this is a good thing from Timpsons.
Heat added. I've always been impressed by the service I receive in Timpson and have a lot of respect for the company giving people a chance who otherwise would be cast onto a scrapheap. As posted above - we could keep kicking people down and in a cycle of repeat offending (and the cost that brings to society as a whole) or you could give people an opportunity to kick-on and lead productive lives. Helping-out people in general trying to get into work is also a noble cause.
In today's era of corporate greed and tax avoidance it's refreshing to see a company giving something back to those in need. I for one hope I have done my last job interview and certainly hope I don't ever become unemployed, however if I was unlucky enough and this helped me find a new job I'd be grateful. Heat added.