Subsidised temporary employment is not a bad way of dealing with unemployment. The advocates of Modern Monetary Theory tend to call this form of employment “Job Guarantee” (JG).
The story in brief is thus. A graduate already doing volunteer work for a museum was told she’d have to work instead in a shop - stacking shelves and sweeping floors. (h/t to MarkWadsworth)
The graduate didn’t like the shelf stacking assignment, so she’s suing the government department that allocated her to it.
What the graduate has going for her (seems to me) is that she was ALREADY doing something useful. So why the need to re-allocate her?
Read the rest at Ralphonomics
UK graduate, Cait Reilly, objects to her new JG job
by Ralph Musgrave