Forgive me peeps but I am really upset about the above! - please don't shoot me down - read on and you will hopefully understand! I know that there was a link recently about the people in the uk could get free treatment etc to help them gain employment http://www.salongeek.com/chit-chat/51654-taxpayers-footing-bill-jobless-get-manicures.html BUT my eldest son's girlfriend came to see me today and was telling me that when she went to sign on the dole this morning, the staff asked her what courses she would like to go on! She said that she had already been on a CV skill updating course (funded by the gov) and that she thought it was pants! (her words not mine!) she went onto say that they said that she could be booked onto a 13 week beauty course WITH A PLACEMENT! all funded again by the gov - ie us! Don't get me wrong - I am all for education and for people to be helped and if they can climb out of a hole - then I will always be first to offer a hand BUT my son's girlfriend is only going on this course because she has been told she has to - not because she wants to!! She has no intention of working - never has - never will! probably will only see part of it out and then complain that it was rubbish and that the tutors dion't give a damn! The reason why it infuriates me, is that I paid thousands of pounds for my education in the beauty/nail industry and someone who doesn't give 2 hoots - gets it for free!!! Rightio - rant over, nervous cough starting - I'm off to bed to mull over the rights and wrongs of this - what do you all think?