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Workfare common?
« on: September 01, 2021, 10:43:27 AM »
Found by only 8.9% of players in the recent FRAMEWORK game.  I did eventually get it, but was very surprised it was common.  It's certainly not common to me.

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Re: Workfare common?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2021, 11:00:17 AM »
Was just about to post the same query. But in my case I didn't get it. Presumably just a US term.

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Re: Workfare common?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2021, 11:10:48 AM »
Yes I was just about to post as well. I didn’t play the word and haven’t heard of it so I pressed on it and the meaning said “Chiefly US”.
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Re: Workfare common?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2021, 11:16:02 AM »
COD doesn't show it as 'US', but it's certainly a new one on me.

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Re: Workfare common?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2021, 11:23:14 AM »
I reckon, not fair, to class it as common.

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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2021, 12:28:53 PM »
I, too, had never heard of it but I'm glad to hear of another welfare program US citizens can avail themselves of, there seem so few!
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Re: Workfare common?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2021, 12:54:08 PM »
I found WORKFARE by guesswork only - my guess is that workfare should henceforth be made rare...
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Re: Workfare common?
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2021, 04:23:04 PM »
Although the word workfare originated in the US, it seems to be used more often in the UK - and even more often in Singapore. Basically it refers to government schemes that impose conditions on welfare recipients, such as performing unpaid or low paid work, or undertaking job training. Wikipedia has articles on Workfare and Workfare in the United Kingdom

We have such a scheme in Australia but as far as I know it hasn't been called workfare here. It's known as "mutual obligation" or "work for the dole".

An alternative scheme would be to make politicians' salaries conditional on them doing their job properly. I don't think this one has been tried yet.

I agree the word isn't really common. It has actually been available as a seed word for 7-by-many puzzles but hasn't been used except in a few player-created puzzles in "Your Puzzles". From now on it will be treated as rare and won't be used as a puzzle seed word.
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Re: Workfare common?
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2021, 04:40:02 PM »
We have such a scheme in Australia but as far as I know it hasn't been called workfare here. It's known as "mutual obligation" or "work for the dole".

An alternative scheme would be to make politicians' salaries conditional on them doing their job properly. I don't think this one has been tried yet.

I could see them voting that one in - NOT!!!
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Re: Workfare common?
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2021, 09:00:01 PM »
Thanks Alan
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Re: Workfare common?
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2021, 06:39:14 AM »
Thank you Alan for proposing the money/mouthfare program for politicians.

In the US the workfare concept is all too common