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IRD staff shocked by bridge jumper

Filed under: Child Support — JohnPotter @ 12:12 pm Tue 17th August 2004

The man … leaped from the bridge on August 6, just hours after he had quit his job with the department’s child support team in Takapuna.

Staff told the Weekend Herald that the man had complained to management that he could not cope with the stress and demands of working at night.

They said he was not happy about having to deal with the sometimes angry complaints Child Support received at night and asked to be transferred to the day shift where he would be dealing with clients face to face.


  1. It’s sad, but being a father on the wrong end of the IRD Child support, I wish they would all jump off the bridge, before I do.

    Comment by David Perry — Tue 17th August 2004 @ 4:42 pm

  2. Now maybe the IRD Child Support people will understand how all of us feel every time they push one of us off the bridge?

    Living a lie every work-day of your life must be hard to bear.

    Dealing with [mainly] traumatised Dads who are being forced to pay extortinate amounts of money to the state (thanks Cunliffe and Co) or their ex (to sustain her over-the-top lifestyle) must be hard to bear.

    Being yelled at because of the unjust system you support must be hard to bear.

    Being paid by the taxpayers you actively seek to wreak havoc and ruin upon every day must be hard to bear.

    Being responsible for killing so many innocent people must be hard to bear.

    How do you think the children left without their Dad are feeling now?

    How can you sleep at night knowing one day it will be you that pushes someone off the bridge?

    Spare a thought for the children before you jump and before you push another Dad off the bridge. That next telephone call might be the one….

    Comment by Mark Shipman — Mon 30th August 2004 @ 12:02 pm

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