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Dole queue slow blues! PDF
Thursday, 09 December 2010 00:00

November saw a rise in the number of people unemployed in Ronda. The new total is 4,441 which is 113 more than in October. And I think they must have all been at the INEM, the Unemployment Office, today!

I was there with a friend to act as an interpreter and the place was heaving. The fact that the place had been shut for the three previous working days, because of the Puente de la Inmaculada, won’t have helped, but I’ve never seen the place so busy.

And so slow – all the officials seemed to move in slow motion and took an eternity to deal with each case.  Perhaps they all still had hangovers from the five-day weekend just passed!

© Paul Whitelock

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Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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