When contacted by the Croydon Guardian, Alex asked us to pay £1,000 for his story.
He was told we were unable to pay a fee to which he replied: "you can't pay me for a story? then you can go **** mate" before hanging up.And how did he come by this attitude? Well, we taught it to him:
The boastful yob named as Alex threatened to rob and steal from Bobby Dudani, founder of the global chain Computer Exchange (CeX) who went undercover in New Addington on Monday's episode of the Channel 4 series.
Within minutes, the aggressive serial offender 20-year-old said if he was offered a job he would be good for two months before he would "take your till, take the safe. I will tie you up and leave you at the back and put fags out on you".Hence the ‘entertainment value’ in having this ghastly, violent little yob presented as a job seeker, rather than a normal jobless youth with a clean record and no attitude problem, who would welcome the chance with open arms.
Struggling to decide how best to help Alex….I had to stop reading for a bit at that point, because the red mist was beginning to descend…
… who blames his employment failure on a string of previous convictions including violence and robbery…Note that – not on himself, or his obvious inability to control his temper, but on ‘the convictions’. As if they were something that just happened to him, something over which he had no control.
We’ve seen this before, haven’t we?
…Mr Dudani eventually got him a job with Able Clearance Removal, based in the town. He agreed to pay his wages and said he would give him a career, if he was successful in the role for a year.
But six weeks after starting he has been suspended "pending negotiations after a 'disagreement' with another employee in a removal van, the Croydon Guardian has discovered.I wonder what sort of ‘disagreement’?
But this is the inevitable result of such ‘reality tv’ show appearances, is it not? It picks a person to cosset and reward based on what makes good tv, not on whether they deserve it.
And so it’s not really surprising that it turns out they didn’t.