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To the editor,

I've been trying to find a job for months, no one will even give me a call back for an interview.

Social Assistance keeps on playing games with my cheque. They make me pick it up from a homeless shelter. They didn't give me my cheque for weeks and then finally when they did, they didn't include a stub with it. So I have no idea when I should fill out my income statement. I don't even feel like doing that, anyway, since every time I do my cheque is late and they come up with some crafty excuse. I'm not picking my cheque up at Turning Point any more, since I don't feel safe going there. Though that means not getting my measly $260. But hey, at least my rent is paid! I hope my social worker employs a few brain cells and sends it directly to me, not Turning Point.

So I can't find a job. Social Assistance gives me nothing near enough to live on. My social worker is evil. And probably the only way to get employed is to take out a student loan and go to CompuCollege and study to be a Computer Technician. That's made impossible because if I apply for a student loan, Income Assistance will totally cut me off, and then I will have to go to school from a garbage can since obviously no one will hire me.

So right now I think my only choices are to starve half to death on disability, take a chance taking out a student loan to get my education (and risk homelessness), or I could always just move down south where there are jobs (and the weather is better). Call me ignorant but I don't think anyone wants to hire a 23-year-old on disability. Obviously, I'm toxic waste. Go Canada.

By Anonymous

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