God help us if there’s a war

The youth of today, eh?

For most people, losing out on the chance of a new job is not something you want to shout about. But rather than keep it quiet, Darren Mirren failed to show up for his interview and then sued the employer when he could not find his way to the office

The Evening Times picks up on the story.

The youngster said: “It wasn’t my fault.

“I was unable to get there because they didn’t give me any directions.

“I felt it was discrimination because of my age.”

Discrimination because you’re an idiot, more like.

There’s a serious point here, though. The firm was remarkably patient with the kid, the case was clearly groundless, and yet the employer still loses – because lawyers don’t work for free.

There’s something very wrong when someone who can’t find their own arse with both hands can shout “help! I’m being oppressed!” and cost a company a fortune, even when the company’s in the right.

4 thoughts on “God help us if there’s a war

  1. Ben says:

    I read it, laughed and then gasp as I realised it was for real.

    > he had no idea how to get to Shettleston by bus and trains.

    He’s thick then. No wonder he didn’t get the job.

    Oh Christ, better not say that he’ll sue me as well.

    Quick, hide! Well, actually I don’t think I will.. he won’t find me. ;)

  2. Squander Two says:

    What do you mean, “if”?

    But, yeah, the guy’s a twonk.

    My current employers moved offices shortly before my interview with them and various employment agencies were slow to pick up on this fact, so I, despite getting to the right town dead early, ended up rather late for the interview. Still got the job. Partly because, as I later discovered, half the other guys were also late for the same reason, so my twonkishness was non-unique.

  3. Simon Pickstock says:

    Well his dad is wrong – at 16 he would be classed as a boy soldier in the army and thus not eligible for front line duties. He would only be allowed “to go to war” aged 18.

    Still, if he can’t even find his way across town, I very much doubt he’d have the initiative to join the armed forces ;-)

    I think the father and his idiot son, should be counter-sued for wasting my taxes.

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