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Beck only promised to help him find a job? To be consistent, he should have given him one!
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Dec 15th, 2006 at 08:19:45 AM EST
He should have given him his.

It's not like he's doing anything interesting with it.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Dec 15th, 2006 at 08:28:31 AM EST
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You should also say that Henrico was drunk when he angrily shouted at Beck and that being a punk he was not at all offended by the response he got, quite to the contrary, he thought about what had just happened, and after a minute, followed Beck and told him: Ok, I gonna get in shape and you invite me to your office in the state chancellory and get me a job in three weeks time. Beck agreed to that, the next day Henrico got in shape for a job interview and will now visit Beck in his office on the 4th of January. Let's see what Beck has to offer.

"The USA appears destined by fate to plague America with misery in the name of liberty." Simon Bolivar, Caracas, 1819
by Ritter on Fri Dec 15th, 2006 at 10:51:18 AM EST
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Der Spiegel reports this evening that Beck has invited Henrico to come to his office in the state chancellory next week and to discuss with him several job offers from construction companies in Rhineland - Palatine. Beck also pointed out that he will use this meeting with Henrico to try to give him a moral boost, because he is well aware of the fact that it won't be easy to start in a new job after six years of unemployment. Henrico is a certified construction worker.

"The USA appears destined by fate to plague America with misery in the name of liberty." Simon Bolivar, Caracas, 1819
by Ritter on Fri Dec 15th, 2006 at 11:51:17 AM EST
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Reuters: Jobless German spurns politician's work offers (Dec 19, 2006)
An unemployed mason famously told to "get a haircut" by the head of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) has turned down a personal invitation to receive job offers, Bild newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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Many leftists accused Beck of suggesting a simple haircut would help 4 million jobless people find work.

But for those on the other side of what became a national debate, Frank, 37, came to embody the work-shy who abuse Germany's welfare state.

Frank got a haircut, shaved his straggly beard and also removed two nose rings. But he turned down Beck's personal invitation to meet him at his office in Mainz, where Beck had lined up eight job offers with local companies.



Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 20th, 2006 at 10:13:44 AM EST
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I saw him at a 'press conference' yesterday; he had a 3-day bart and looked very depressed.

The best article I could find on the state of affairs is in the Berliner Morgenpost. Henrico Frank doesn't speak to anyone, he got a 'press speaker' who does everything in his stead. That woman is a locally known advocate specialising in jobless people, and probabnly instrumentalises the case for her own good. At any rate, she said Henrico F was unfit for all the jobs because they invoved heavy lifting, and he has a doctor-attested spine problem. Then again, back when Henrico Frank was still speaking for himself, he told he is desperate for any job.

Whatever is the truth, the media is eating him alive. And if he won't accept any jobs, he will lose even the small money he gets with Harz IV.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Dec 20th, 2006 at 03:22:11 PM EST
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