12 Sep '11, 3am

Not all "Unsung Heroes" are created equal: time for dishwashers and car washers to comprain;

Out of prison and into the kitchen: More eateries hiring ex-convicts "Of all the eateries helping to rehabilitate former offenders, Western restaurant chain Eighteen Chefs is perhaps the best-known. Its owner Benny Se Teo is a former inmate himself, and former convicts make up 30 per cent of his staff, spread over three restaurants. The 51-year-old said he employs former offenders because he knows from experience that they often have low self-confidence when they are released from prison... 'Most jobs offered to them are positions such as dishwashers or car washers. These jobs give them even lower self-esteem and hinder their rehabilitation. I give them a job where they can at least hold their head up higher,' he said. He added that he usually sees an increase in their confidence after a while." Time for dishwashers and car washers to comprain (or send in angry letters)...

Full article: http://gssq.blogspot.com/2011/09/not-all-unsung-heroes-ar...

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