December 1, 2015
A 40-year old man, who had reportedly applied for a Government job about 23 years ago in the Coimbatore employment office, is yet to receive a permanent job offer.
K. Gopal from Chettipalayam in Podanur had registered on 16 March 1992 after completing standard IX and Desktop Publishing (DTP). However, he had not received a job offer for long. He got a job in a private firm, where he worked for eight years.
“I was working like a slave in the private company and somehow managed to escape after a few years,” he said.
He further alleged that even employment officials lured him with private job offers vis-a-vis Government jobs. “I am not ready to fall into another trap by working for a private firm as a slave,” he told the Covai Post.
Gopal further claimed that he got a job offer as a cook in a Government hostel; however the offer did not materialise because of some employment officials who wanted him to take up a private job.
“Most of the persons who had applied after me are in a job now. Hence, I have decided to surrender my employment card to the District Administration as it is of no use,” he said.
Gopal tried to submit the card on Monday, but the Administration refused to accept it with the promise that his grievance would be looked into.
“My family is a middle class family and I need to support it financially. Hence, I request the officials to offer me a job,” said Gopal.