I've lived here since 2006; Occasionally needing to access the pole emploi and have always felt a certain agitated dislike, coming from some of their employees. I thought it was a racist issue.
Since becoming partially, permanently handicapped ,last year, I have come up against an appaling lack of care, understanding and support in every interaction with the pole emploi, and I just KNOW it's not coming from me. I am generally a very upbeat, postive person who tries to rise above problems and find practical soloutions wherever possible.
All I've been asking for is a chance to join in with some training on offer to all unemployed people, by getting a specially adapted chair, or simply by pushing some ordinary chairs together and using them as a chaise longue, which will enable me to study, pain free.
They keep saying no. Even the specialist "CAP Emploi," which is supposed to be there for handicapped people say no. They have actually said I won't be able to do it because it will "look strange" and will make other people "feel uncomfortable" .
Has anyone else had the same problem? What is wrong with France? I can't believe they can be so absoloutely completely discriminatory to the disabled, what on earth is their problem? I feel my future may well lie in the court of european human rights, with no job, money or support.
I REALLY need feedback on this, which is why I'm posting it on a general topic as well as the Disability Bites group pages.