Now that's what I thought people did. They whoop, punch the air, go out for a celebration.That's the real world.
But not according to some miserable types bitching about Work and Income cheering when a client gets a job.
Work and Income office staff are breaking into applause or sounding hooters when beneficiaries find work.
The celebrations have been labelled patronising and embarrassing but Work and Income claims clients enjoy them.
Well I would bloody well love it. Apart from which, aren't those trying to help people find work entitled to celebrate their part in the achievement?
And check out the cartoon Bromhead has created.
THAT is patronising. Applauding someone who has just landed a job, possibly their first ever, isn't.
Solo mother Candice Benson was stunned to see a round of applause erupt after a jobseeker at Work and Income's Lower Hutt office found work on Thursday.
"One of the clients got up to leave and people just erupted into applause," Benson said. "He looked like he was trying to get out of there pretty swiftly," she added. Benson conceded there could be positive intentions but job seekers already felt "humiliated and degraded" and had complex reasons for needing benefits.
Oh get over yourself. If you are at WINZ you are asking for help. You are not in a position to then moan about the way in which it is delivered.
If WINZ was publicly humiliating people who were failing to get work I would be mortified, but celebrating their success???