Waitress asked to prostitute her self or loose bennetits

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Waitress asked to prostitute her self or loose bennetits

Postby Ervin » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:05 am

I found this article on one of the forums. It's about democracy loving ways:

'IF YOU DON'T TAKE A JOB AS A PROSTITUTE, WE CAN STOP YOUR BENEFITS' By Clare Chapman 12:01AM GMT 30 Jan 2005 A 25-year-old waitress who turned down a job providing "sexual services'' at a brothel in Berlin faces possible cuts to her unemployment benefit under laws introduced this year. Prostitution was legalised in Germany just over two years ago and brothel owners – who must pay tax and employee health insurance –were granted access to official databases of jobseekers. The Telegraph

I don't think this a good thing to do to someone.
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Re: Waitress asked to prostitute her self or loose bennetits

Postby Astus » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:48 am

It is legal to be a prostitute in Germany. That means if they have an official job they are entitled to certain benefits. What it doesn't mean is that anyone has to be a prostitute. It's only one option. And unlike in many other countries, it is an option within an appropriate legal frame. Not so many countries count prostitution among acceptable jobs.
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Re: Waitress asked to prostitute her self or loose bennetits

Postby cooran » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:58 am

Hello Ervin,

This was exposed as an Urban Myth way back in February 2005.
http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/brothel.asp

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Re: Waitress asked to prostitute her self or loose bennetits

Postby Ervin » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:34 am

Thanks Chris's. I have gone around on all forums and I have given them the link with an explanation. I have even gone to the forum were I got it from and I have done the same.

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Re: Waitress asked to prostitute her self or loose bennetits

Postby mindyourmind » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:41 pm

You know that you said ..., um, "bennetits"? :smile:
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Re: Waitress asked to prostitute her self or loose bennetits

Postby Blue Garuda » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:49 pm

mindyourmind wrote:You know that you said ..., um, "bennetits"? :smile:


I noticed that, but didn't comment - they were even 'loose benne tits' - isn't that Latin? LOL :)

Seriously, though, when I see the effects of European legislation I wonder if the law-makers ever bother to think about the consequences.
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Re: Waitress asked to prostitute her self or loose bennetits

Postby Caz » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:30 am

Ervin wrote:I found this article on one of the forums. It's about democracy loving ways:

'IF YOU DON'T TAKE A JOB AS A PROSTITUTE, WE CAN STOP YOUR BENEFITS' By Clare Chapman 12:01AM GMT 30 Jan 2005 A 25-year-old waitress who turned down a job providing "sexual services'' at a brothel in Berlin faces possible cuts to her unemployment benefit under laws introduced this year. Prostitution was legalised in Germany just over two years ago and brothel owners – who must pay tax and employee health insurance –were granted access to official databases of jobseekers. The Telegraph

I don't think this a good thing to do to someone.


Being forced into this job would be highly Immoral. :shock:
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Re: Waitress asked to prostitute her self or loose bennetits

Postby Dechen Norbu » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:35 pm

cooran wrote:Hello Ervin,

This was exposed as an Urban Myth way back in February 2005.
http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/brothel.asp

with metta
Chris

As Chris said.
So I guess we can give it a rest before people get confused.
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