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Computer says no: the people trapped in universal credit's 'black hole'
This is some horrifically dystopian shit from the UK:
Tears filled the eyes of Danny Brice, 47, in London when he showed the Guardian how difficult he has found negotiating the UC programme with learning disabilities and dyslexia.

“I call it the black hole,” he said. “I feel shaky. I get stressed about it. This is the worst system in my lifetime. They assess you as a number not a person. Talking is the way forward, not a bloody computer. I feel like the computer is controlling me instead of a person. It’s terrifying.”

Nine million people in the UK are functionally illiterate and 5 million adults have either never used the internet or last used it more than three months ago. And yet many of these people rely on a “digital by default” welfare system.
poverty  ai  algorithms  uk  politics  universal-credit  dystopia  bureaucracy  dwp  benefits  grim-meathook-future 
5 weeks ago by jm
20 Benefits that speed up hiring and 5 that slow it down
But that isn’t to say work-life balance isn’t important. It’s just job seekers are looking for balance outside of work. Three of the five benefits that sped up time to hire were related to giving more opportunities to leave work:

Caregiver leave
Adoption leave
On site gym
Performance based incentives
Family leave
hiring  benefits  text-analysis  pto  holidays  vacation  leave  gyms  work  family-leave 
november 2017 by jm

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