Jobcentre worker accidentally leaves answerphone message seemingly branding mum of three a “scrounging bastard that’s popping out kids like pigs”
A mum of three from Beckenham was left shaken after a Bromley Jobcentre worker accidentally left an answerphone message seemingly accusing her of being a “scrounging bastard that’s popping out kids like pigs”, it has been reported.
Cecilia Garcia, 44, says she had to give up a job in finance following a difficult marital breakup to care for her three children. Unable to afford the rent, Mrs Garcia reached out for support from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).
Last Friday, Mrs Garcia checked her answerphone messages and found a message from jobcentre worker Ann Goode, asking her to get in touch to discuss her benefits claim.
However, Goode didn’t hang up properly and can be heard angrily discussing the case with a colleague.
Unaware she was being recorded, Goode first began talking with her colleague about how much Mrs Garcia was receiving in benefits.
Listen to the answer machine recording here: http://www.welfareweekly.com/jobcentre-worker-brands-mum-of-three-a-scrounging-bastard-in-answer-machine-rant/