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Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 3:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Bob in law enforcement?
Is he in an elected office?
Does he work for an elected official?
Is Bob an illegal alien?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Monday, July 04, 2005 - 2:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Bob in law enforcement?
Is he in an elected office?
Does he work for an elected official?
Is Bob an illegal alien? no to all
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 3:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Bob receiving benefits because he is giving the impression to someone that he is not currently employed?
Are Social Security Numbers involved in any way?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 12:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Bob receiving benefits because he is giving the impression to someone that he is not currently employed? YES
Are Social Security Numbers involved in any way? no
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 6:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Bob a military veteran? relevant?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Monday, July 11, 2005 - 11:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Bob a military veteran? relevant? no to both
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Saturday, August 06, 2005 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bob's job:
manual labour?
office?
retail?
management?
military?
education?
technology?
politics?
entertainment?
sport?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 10:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bob's job:
manual labour?
office?
I'm back, at least sporadically, for at least the rest of this month - so I'll revive this from the Limbo...

manual labour? yes
office?
retail?
management?
military?
education?
technology?
politics?
entertainment?
sport? no to all
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 1:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Bob ever go to prison for his crime? Does he manage to avoid it just in time? Does he arrange to pay the money back?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 8:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Bob ever go to prison for his crime? Does he manage to avoid it just in time? Does he arrange to pay the money back? all irrelevant
Tony (E20)
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 2:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Bob's boss know that Bob had been claiming benefits while working?

Did Bob's boss know that Bob would lose his benefits if he followed his orders?

Was Bob a builder?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 11:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Bob's boss know that Bob had been claiming benefits while working? irrelevant

Did Bob's boss know that Bob would lose his benefits if he followed his orders? no

Was Bob a builder? no
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 2:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Bob's boss tell him to apply for some sort of license, permit, certification, or authorization so that he could do his work? continue to be employed? work unsupervised? anything like that at all?
Tony (E20)
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 1:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did following the boss's orders place Bob in a situation where he would be seen by a benefits inspector? (eg "Deliver this parcel to the benefits office for me ...")
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 5:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Bob's boss tell him to apply for some sort of license, permit, certification, or authorization so that he could do his work? no continue to be employed? work unsupervised? anything like that at all? no to all

Did following the boss's orders place Bob in a situation where he would be seen by a benefits inspector? YES (eg "Deliver this parcel to the benefits office for me ..."... but not this)
Tony (E20)
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 6:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Bob seen in a place where he might expect to have been seen by a benefits inspector? Or was it an unfortunate coincidence?

Was he seen in person? or was his photograph taken and then seen by the inspector? or was he on TV?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 11:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Bob seen in a place where he might expect to have been seen by a benefits inspector? yes Or was it an unfortunate coincidence? ... and yes

Was he seen in person? yes or was his photograph taken and then seen by the inspector? or was he on TV? no to both
Tony (E20)
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 12:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he sent to the vicinity of a benefits officer's place of work? or his home? near his home?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 12:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he sent to the vicinity of a benefits officer's place of work? yes or his home? near his home? no to both
Tony (E20)
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 5:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he actually sent to the benefits office?

Was he delivering something?
Was he a painter/decorator?
Window cleaner?
Maintenance worker of any kind?
Sales person?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he actually sent to the benefits office? yes...ish

Was he delivering something?
Was he a painter/decorator?
Window cleaner? YES!
Maintenance worker of any kind?
Sales person?

******** SPOILER *************

Bob had been claiming unemployment benefits for some years when he finally got offered work as a window cleaner - the boss paid him cash-in-hand, so Bob saw no reason to tell the Social Security Office about his change in circumstances.

One day, however, Bob was told to clean the windows of a certain office building that he recognised quite well - the Benefits office. Unluckily for him (but luckily for all us honest folks) Bob got spotted by his dole officer, and his benefits were very swiftly curtailed


'an honest bob' is a very, very obscure clue to Bob's occupation, as well as being an appropriate title for more obvious reasons. First one to tell me why gets a squeegee that Bob has no use for where he's going
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 3:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, I will try - one step at a time. In fact, I'll climb this blinkin' ladder till I get right to the top.

Good to see you again, young Bentarm :)

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