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(Scotsman)   Youth program in Scotland trains unemployed young people to sell Scotch whisky. Because it's hard to sell whisky to Scotsmen   ( scotsman.com) divider line
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2014-08-24 05:02:00 AM  
The article makes it sound half like the third-world McDonald's "opportunities" for little kids to "get" to go to work, and half like a real educational and life experience for kids with issues.


If they're not feeding the workers their product (and I doubt they are,that shiat is expensive), then why not?
2014-08-24 05:51:38 AM  
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Not exactly,  but similar idea.
2014-08-24 05:56:18 AM  
Wait? They put youths in Scottish trains selling whiskey?
2014-08-24 05:58:13 AM  
Now if they could train them to sell a freezer to an eskimo that would be a feat.
2014-08-24 06:00:22 AM  
If the river was whiskey and I was a duck
I'd dive down to the bottom and never come up

/I'm sure that's not obscure.
//I ain't no milkman or no milkman's son, but I can keep you supplied 'til your milkman comes.
2014-08-24 06:12:12 AM  
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2014-08-24 06:14:11 AM  

GonzoNihilist: [content9.flixster.com image 489x637]

Not exactly,  but similar idea.

Fun movie. A bit...but fun movie.
2014-08-24 06:17:09 AM  
Is the hard part saying no to selling off the entire inventory?
2014-08-24 06:42:53 AM  
Maybe they are working on the Irish export market?
2014-08-24 07:19:08 AM  
Well obviously if you're teaching people new skills you start with sonething easy.

You can't just start them out on selling salads
2014-08-24 07:46:25 AM  
Whisky... You know... for kids!
2014-08-24 07:47:50 AM  
something something no true Scotsman something...
2014-08-24 07:53:32 AM  
It's like the sayings, "he could sell sand to an arab," or "sell water to a drowning man". If you can sell whisky to a Scottish person, when they're 71% whisky, then you're a good salesman.
2014-08-24 07:53:37 AM  

groppet: Now if they could train them to sell a freezer to an eskimo that would be a feat.

With climate change, that will eventually become a necessity for them.
2014-08-24 08:22:19 AM  
2014-08-24 10:59:48 AM  
A *knowledgable* retailer who can, for instance, recommend other whiskies you might like based upon ones that you already do is valuable.
And while not a huge field, if you are good at it you can make a career of it.
2014-08-24 11:26:07 AM  
Subby said whisky twice.
2014-08-24 12:03:16 PM  
I'm pretty sure this program will soon be shut down, since it's "offensive to Muslims".
2014-08-24 12:43:57 PM  
Haven't been in a few years but it seemed to me they need something for their unemployed youth and adults for that matter.

Lovely place, great people, lots of alcohol dependency.
2014-08-24 01:43:17 PM  

Misch: Whisky... You know... for kids!

Sure, sure.
2014-08-24 03:14:02 PM  
Well it probably does require extensive training to convince unemployed Scotsmen to part with the whiskey, which is necessary for selling it
2014-08-24 04:47:52 PM  
When I was in Scotland, all the locals were seriously into Budweiser and Tequila.
It was surreal.
2014-08-24 06:02:00 PM  

Emo Jeezus: When I was in Scotland, all the locals were seriously into Budweiser and Tequila.
It was surreal.

I thought they all drank that shiatty fortified wine now. Buckfast or whatever. Maybe that's only the yobs.
2014-08-24 10:20:45 PM  
Oooo - good.  Have one of them call me!  I am almost out and will need more (most likely this week!).

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2014-08-24 11:37:13 PM  
FTFA, emphasis mine: "the initiative targets those who could get into work but are being held back by personal issues such as family problems, substance abuse or a lack of confidence."

What could possibly go wrong?
2014-08-25 02:15:30 AM  
It might work. I recently watched a documentary about a youth work program in Baltimore that looked very similar to this.

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