I suspect the only time Schemey has done any kind of job (if at all) it has been a short lived attempt at furthering his grifting exactly as this story would suggest. There is no way he would do any actual productive work. He would just use the job as a way to beg new people for money, loans, wiping his ass - basically anything he could get. You could also guarantee he would be stealing all the supplies he could - even things he didn't need so he could sell them on Ebay. No employer would want this parasite visiting their establishment, let alone be paying to have him "working" for them, where work would just mean him using them as a base of operations for scamming. Wouldn't take long for them to be out of business once he had infected them with his scams.