The Grasshopper, The Ant And The Bureaucrat


Jobcentre, an employment service run by the British government, refused to take a help-wanted listing for warehouse workers because of discriminatory language. Whom did the ad discriminate against? The lazy. It seems employer Beryl King wanted only "hard-working and reliable" people to apply. The center rejected that ad. But the agency that runs the center says it's investigating. It's OK to use the word hardworking in ads under certain circumstances, it says.