‘Atos parasites, sorry, employees have fun on Facebook’ ~ The Daily Shame (PG – Strong Language)

 

I’m not quite sure what I’d do if I worked for Atos, frankly. Resign and find another job, probably. But hey, people have to pay the bills so who are we to judge, it’s a recession and there ain’t many jobs out there. And seeing as they’ve earned £3bn from the current government, three times as much as they ever used to, they’re minted. I mean, it’s a growing company!

Shame it’s a French company, though. Whoops, bit of xenophobia for you, there.

But that’s OK isn’t it. Well, a little bit of discrimination is fine because that’s what Atos employees have been practising on Facebook (allegedly). Computer Weekly (via Kicking the Cat) reported that two Atos employees are being investigated for calling disabled people “parasites” and “down and outs” on Facebook.

Jolly japes!

Now here’s something they probably haven’t realised about this thing called social media – it’s social. You might as well say it to peoples’ faces, although I believe that’s going out of fashion. So if you’re employed by Castle Greyskull itself, a company who have been revealed as sadistic at best, sending sick people back to work when they can’t actually work and making them die, well you keep a low profile.

– Hey, where do you work?

– Oh, I, erm, I work for a healthcare company…

– Really, that sounds interesting. What do you do?

– I, erm, I, erm, I just do paperwork, really – wow, did you see that pigeon? It was a really fat pigeon – let’s talk about something else, shall we?

Instead of…

– Hey, what do you do?

– I work for Atos, they basically send some down-and-out parasites back to work and kill them.

– You’re a cunt.

– Yes. Yes, I am.

Investigated on Facebook, eh? I wonder how that investigation goes… it must take, like, forever to go online and SEE the words in front of your eyes. Carry out an investigation won’t you. Jesus, if it’s Atos carrying out the investigation, what’s the likelihood they don’t even know how to turn the computer on?

So anyway, this from the Guardian:

Ministers have been impressed with Atos’s performance – the company was the first IT firm to sign a new “memorandum of understanding” after the Cabinet Office minister, Francis Maude, redesigned Labour contracts he considered too favourable to the private sector. In a vote of confidence in the company this month, Atos won government contracts worth £400m to test whether disabled people should continue receiving disability living allowance benefits. The Cabinet Office said all contracts were “based on the best value for money for taxpayers and are subject to strict scrutiny”.

Yes, you read that right. Ministers have been impressed with Atos’s performance. They even awarded them more money. And let’s not pretend that Labour (apart from Tom Greatrex at the moment) are much cop either, they started this whole shitfest.

And here’s the real message from the story. While we, the public, consider Atos’s performance to benot very fucking good at all, even causing death in many, many instances, the government considers it so good that they give themeven more money. That’s because the government is looking at the whole Atos situation from a different angle. In business, it’s called “the wanker angle”. Forgive me for going technical, but I saw this in the dictionary:

The Wanker Angle (n): a point of view that ignores all negative consequences in search of financial gain

So, if you work for Atos, and you have a Facebook account – close it. And start searching for a job. Because if you do work for Atos and you’re not job-hunting, then you’re a down-and-out parasite.

The Daily Shame

Comments
  • LizPotter August 30, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Spot on! Where injustice becomes the law resistance becomes our duty.

  • DAVID A SHAW August 30, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Well , i guess being a down and out parasite is indeed a higher calling than working for ATOS with blood on your hands .

  • Peter Wicks August 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Sitting on the Fence(The Labour Party)

    Beware of splinters
    The tiny little
    Niggardly ones
    Piercing your skin
    Into your bum

    But sitting and waiting
    To see if you fall
    Are the nastiest
    Splinters of them all

    “Here are some tweezers”
    A true friend would say
    As they warn all others
    Who sit on this fence
    The splinters on here
    Are as sharp
    As your tongues
    Sit still, do nothing
    Before you’re the
    Next one.

    Peter Wicks

  • Peter Wicks August 30, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Sitting on the Fence(The Labour Party)

    Beware of splinters
    The tiny little
    Niggardly ones
    Piercing your skin
    Into your bum

    But sitting and waiting
    To see if you fall
    Are the nastiest
    Splinters of them all

    “Here are some tweezers”
    A true friend would say
    As they warn all others
    Who sit on this fence
    The splinters on here
    Are as sharp
    As your tongue
    Sit still, do nothing
    Before you’re the
    Next one.

    Peter Wicks

  • Laz August 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

    If the true agenda of the medical tests are ever exposed Atos employees could well become complicit in crimes against humanity.

  • jeffery davies August 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    spot on working for this firm is like working for the nazis and we know whot they done is this whot dave wants wants us to go quietly so hes got more money to give to his friends who grow daily when giving out contracts jeff3

  • kasbah August 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I have no idea at all how on earth anyone can walk through the ATOS door every morning and justify it to themselves.

    These bastards have taken no notice of the evidence of lies in my ESA medical so am having to go to appeal for both DLA and ESA. Just got the DLA news. Have had a stiff gin and taken my pain meds and am going to bed to hibernate for a day or so.

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