#1
Man, you thought they were tough in your country...

An "unreserved apology" had been issued by the government to the family of a woman who was sent a letter encouraging her to find work even though she has been in a coma for two months.

Speaking in the Commons, the Minister for Disabled People Mike Penning said things had clearly "gone wrong".

Sheila Holt, from Rochdale, was invited to "intensive job-focused activity".

Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk said the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) was hounding disabled people.

Sheila Holt's case was highlighted by Mr Danczuk during a debate on the effects of welfare reform on the sick and disabled.

Mr Danczuk said: "Sheila has suffered from severe bipolar [disorder] since childhood and regularly has traumatic experiences.

"She has not been in employment since she was 16 years old.

However she was pushed into the Work Programme before Christmas and she was finding it extremely difficult."

He said members of her family repeatedly informed Seetec, a contractor carrying out work capability assessments for the DWP, that she was not well "but they continued to get harassed by those organisations".

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-26377119
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#3
It would be terrifying if you were in a coma for like 15 years and you wake up in the hospital in a body that's not yours without the ability to move or talk.
#4
So they hounded her to get a job, so she flipped out had a heart attack and went into a coma, then they still decided to hound her for a job during her coma?

The fucck is wrong with people over there? I've seen people with down syndrome wash my car. Contribute instead of being a bipolar victim, and dont be an idiot and keep pressuring people who for real can't work at all. Both of them are idiots imo.
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So they hounded her to get a job, so she flipped out had a heart attack and went into a coma, then they still decided to hound her for a job during her coma?

The fucck is wrong with people over there? I've seen people with down syndrome wash my car. Contribute instead of being a bipolar victim, and dont be an idiot and keep pressuring people who for real can't work at all. Both of them are idiots imo.


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#6
Seems like just a clerical error. A "letter encouraging her to find work" and being invited to ""intensive job-focused activity" don't really seem that harassing.

Anyway, it's not like she knows.
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It would be terrifying if you were in a coma for like 15 years and you wake up in the hospital in a body that's not yours without the ability to move or talk.


is this a reference to something
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#8
Surely there's something she could be doing though. Mattress reviewer?
#9
I knew this was gonna be England straight away. Any person in any government department to do with employment is beyond ******ed.
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#12
My parents household keeps getting sent letters chasing up business tax charges off my granddad who died 6 years ago. They've been told hundreds of times what the situation is and nothing clerical has even had an attempt to change it.
Hearing my mother brand them lazy useless cunts over the phone never gets old though.
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Quote by Nelshizzle
So they hounded her to get a job, so she flipped out had a heart attack and went into a coma, then they still decided to hound her for a job during her coma?

The fucck is wrong with people over there? I've seen people with down syndrome wash my car. Contribute instead of being a bipolar victim, and dont be an idiot and keep pressuring people who for real can't work at all. Both of them are idiots imo.


the difference between someone with down's and somebody who's severely bipolar is that the person with down's probably isn't in regular risk of a psychotic breakdown.

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sorry boss, i'm definitely God and i just really have this impulsion to punch someone in the face because i just know everyone is saying something about me behind my back and the voices i'm hearing are hounding me not to mention that i also know this mole is definitely skin cancer and that it's normal for the trash bin to smell like daisies and tulips so i think i'm gonna go jump off my house because my arms are wings and i can fly.
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#14
From all of your posts in this forum England sure seems grand.


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My parents household keeps getting sent letters chasing up business tax charges off my granddad who died 6 years ago. They've been told hundreds of times what the situation is and nothing clerical has even had an attempt to change it.
Hearing my mother brand them lazy useless cunts over the phone never gets old though.

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#15
This is why out sourcing government programs to private contractors is fucked up.
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#16
Typical work-shy sponger, faking a coma to stop the social taking away her benefits.
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#17
I just happen to be bi-polar, medicated, and gainfully employed in a research and development lab as a research technician. So I am not buying into this "was stressed out and forced to find a job and then had a heart attack" deal. Was she over weight? Was she otherwise healthy? The article doesn't specify any of this. All i know is that a manic episode is not going to lead to heart failure.

Now that being said, the letter sent while someone being in a coma, easy mistake. I mean they can't keep tabs on every detail on everyone.
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#18
Honestly I think we need more crazy people in the workplace. They can tell the customers to stfu and eat shit and die when they really need to be told that. Then when the customer demands they be fired, they cant, because insanity and all.
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Honestly I think we need more crazy people in the workplace. They can tell the customers to stfu and eat shit and die when they really need to be told that. Then when the customer demands they be fired, they cant, because insanity and all.


now, that's something i won't disagree with
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I just happen to be bi-polar, medicated, and gainfully employed in a research and development lab as a guinea pig. So I am not buying into this "was stressed out and forced to find a job and then had a heart attack" deal. I spend hundreds of hours each week on an exercise wheel. Now I post comments on the internet about people and situations I don't know jack shit about while eating sunflower seeds from my keepers hand.

Now that being said, I am a judgmental asshole that fucking knows everything.

At least you're honest.
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Hell ya. We all know you could only bang a comatose chick.

Wtf are you talking about?
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I just happen to be bi-polar, medicated, and gainfully employed in a research and development lab as a research technician. So I am not buying into this "was stressed out and forced to find a job and then had a heart attack" deal. Was she over weight? Was she otherwise healthy? The article doesn't specify any of this. All i know is that a manic episode is not going to lead to heart failure.

Now that being said, the letter sent while someone being in a coma, easy mistake. I mean they can't keep tabs on every detail on everyone.


First of all it's a different experience for everyone, second of all they probably do keep tabs...

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How did you reach that conclusion?
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