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Imagine. You are homeless. And after searching daily for months you are hired. A regular job.

But because the homeless shelter you live at requires your new employer to sign a paper showing you do in fact have a job they learn you are homeless and withdraw the job.

A Tupelo woman hired earlier this month by a KFC was fired Monday after the franchise owner discovered she’s homeless.

Eunice Jasica has been staying at the Salvation Army lodge since early December after losing her job, her car and her home.

The nonprofit organization requires its residents to seek employment daily and, upon finding it, to pay for lodging and start saving for a place of their own. Jasica said she had been job hunting for months and was relieved to find work on March 11 at the KFC on North Gloster Street.

A document signed by that location’s general manager on March 12 confirms Jasica had been hired to perform “prep work” and would receive a paycheck every two weeks.

But when Jasica reported for duty Monday, franchise owner Chesley Ruff withdrew the job offer upon learning she lived at the Salvation Army.

“He told me to come back when I had an address and transportation,” Jasica recalled. “But how am I supposed to get all that without a job?”

Kicking people when they are down is not healthy socially. The backlash to such pervasive inequality will not be pretty.

H/T to Remove Kebab she has a job offer

Originally posted to Income Inequality Kos on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:18 PM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions, Invisible People, and Hunger in America.

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