Tuesday 13 August 2013

jsa to esa?

Well today has been busy, since getting the sick note saying i am not fit for work for at least a month I had to claim for ESA, because i am not fit for work.. So i tried last night but no one was answering  so today i applied it was slow and instrusive applying, so i did it  got it sorted.

Then i phoned the adviser and told her that she really upset me the statement she kept making about me being paid by the taxpayer something we all know combined with the terms languishing on the dole. that you cant just sit on the dole.

Made me feel even more worthless than usual, the fact she dismissed any voluntary work as not important as it wasnt PAID work made me feel as if my life wasnt worth anything and when i tried to get experience in a voluntary role it was dismissed (how a volunteer job is worse than a work placement i  dont know)

Now I tend to get in touch with my MP by letter because some clients would get very angry i know i did but i got more upset.

I now wonder will she be able to claim a success for this post work programme as i am no longer on JSA

Monday 12 August 2013

OK today

I went in to see my adviser, and she was very nasty in a nice way.. she kept stressing that universal jobs match should be opened to let the adviser see,  I quoted the universal jobsmatch toolkit at her and she backed down.. I said i do not want to share my cv with people i always upload and download a cv to the sites she said well thats limiting your job search..

so she gave me 2 taskes to do spec emails to 4 places in a week, and to upload my cv to a jobsite..

what was most telling was she said voluntary work isnt counted, and she said several times well you are getting paid by the tax payer.. essentially trying to guilt me into thinking I am a scrounger.

Now I got so upset there she phoned the work place psychologist for an appointment for me, then suggested I speak to my doctor, which I did. I broke down there and started crying and told him that this adviser told me to get my hair and beard cut if I wanted a reception job but I was casual no point in shaving unless theres an interview it was also raining and windy so some wind swept hair..I explained to my doctor what went on and he was shocked he said it looks like depression to him so gave me a sick note for a month and some fluoxetine and he arranged a counselling session to be arranged later. I didnt ask for a sick note but got one.

Sunday 11 August 2013

Jobseeking is a Job in itself can i have holidays

Mark Hoban is reported on saying that if you want a job you should treat job searching as a job 40 hours a week. OK there are problems with this how many companies can you really apply for in 40 hours before you start repeating the "gissajob".

It isnt your fault you cant get a job you can have all the qualification/skills in the world and they mean ABSOLUTELY nothing if employers dont want to hire people.  

If he is saying looking for a job is a job in itself what about training since you arent available for job search job because you are trying to enhance your opportunities then could you be sanctioned for that. If he wants to consider it a "job" does that mean we get days off.

Zero hour and self employed catalogue deliverers they rely on insecurity It wouldnt be so bad if you had a partner who was working full time, but when you have just one wage earner who doesnt know  if tomorrow he/she can afford to eat then how is that going to help people.

The fact you can do everything right apply for 10-15 jobs a week, read all the local papers, phone agencies, yet if you miss ONE thing you could have a doubt put on you. It is as if that anything else you do they are going to find an excuse to find something wrong.  Seen people sanctioned for an adviser not putting down on the system they have been seen this is why I ALWAYS get my adviser to sign my job search print list..

Took mine in on friday with copies of ALL my emails and she was shocked and said that is a LOT of jobs I do it because it sounds bad but I dont trust them

Friday 9 August 2013

you pay them a job


catalogue distributors-work from home

Job description

vacancies through out the UK and ROI- Apply via website 
Immediate start available.
Deliver and collect catalogues in your area.
Deliver orders to customers.
Flexible hours to fit around commitments.
Own your business so work when you want and where you want.
Free ongoing support and training.
Access to internet and car essential.
(however if you are prepared to work really hard then you may apply even if you do not have a car)
This is a full time/part time business opportunity  for people in the Uk and ROI.
For more information visit: 
This advertisement is for Kleeneze, a member of the DSA.
Small start up cost applies for catalogues.
Success kit 1: £45 x 3 installments.(250 main catalogues)
Success kit 2: £25 x 3 installments.(250 Thinner catalogues)
Break free starter kit: (10 main catalogues)

Thursday 8 August 2013

Group information session

ok after processing what was said.. they said i have to do 1-3 things a week to prove i am job seeking.. if i am able to do a job ishould be able to jobsearch for 40 hours a week.  For the first month i have to go there 2 or 3 times a week,  then once a week after. they will create 3 tasks.. and one or 3 of those is mandatory you HAVE to do it, regardless

They stated 3 times sanctions and they are not there to trick people three times.. which means they are

Now they mentioned sector based academies, 6 - 8 weeks of free working potential qualifications, in these fields    FLT, care taxi driving, HGV coach, call centre to work in a hotel.  They have 48 hours notice to place their clients so it could be anyone in the merseyside area and its jsut chance and speed if a person gets on it.

The sector based academies are in liverpool, bootle, speke, and trs widnes. Where you will be forced to attend,

Now this woman let slip that all signing will be done electronically  via the Universal credit site/jobsmatch when its connected up.  Does this mean that people will have no choice BUT to use UJM to sign on? then there is mandatory work experience but thats purely voluntary..??

Monday 5 August 2013

This is the form that was sent today

DWP Bullies

The work programme failed me again, 3rd time they failed, now this the pushing harder it feels like being bullied in school again, THEY failed me I didn't fail them, yet they blame ME for their lack of action an effort. I feel upset and guilty I am 40 years old and I feel like I am at school and been bullied again.

How is this going to help me get a job? Am close to my breaking point. I do everything right I follow the rules to the letter, yet its never enough for them

Saturday 3 August 2013

Ordering a Pizza coming to a government near you

Operator: "Thank you for calling Pizza Hut. May I have your..."

Customer: "Hi, I'd like to order."

Operator: "May I have your NIDN first, sir?"

Customer: "My National ID Number, yeah, hold on, eh, it's 6102049998-45-54610."

Operator: "Thank you, Mr. Sheehan. I see you live at 42 Meadow Drive, and the phone number is 01234 56789. Your office number over at Lincoln Insurance is 01324 098765 and your mobile number is 07987 777878 .

Which number are you calling from, sir?"

Customer: "Huh? I'm at home. Where did you get all this information?"

Operator: "We're wired into the system, sir."

Customer: (Sighs) "Oh, well, I'd like to order a couple of your All-Meat Special pizzas..."

Operator: "I don't think that's a good idea, sir."

Customer: "How come?"

Operator: "Sir, your medical records indicate that you've got very high blood pressure and extremely high cholesterol. The NHS won't allow such an unhealthy choice."

Customer: "Damn. What do you recommend, then?"

Operator: "You might try our low-fat soya bean Yoghurt Pizza. I'm sure you'll like it."

Customer: "What makes you think I'd like something like that?"

Operator: "Well, you checked out 'Gourmet Soyabean Recipes' from your local library last week, sir. That's why I made the suggestion."

Customer: "All right, all right. Give me two family-sized ones, then. What's the damage?"

Operator: "That should be plenty for you, your wife and your four kids, sir. The 'damage,' as you put it, heh, heh, comes to £16.99."

Customer: "Let me give you my credit card number."

Operator: "I'm sorry sir, but I'm afraid you'll have to pay in cash. Your credit card balance is over its limit."

Customer: "I'll run over to the ATM and get some cash before your driver gets here."

Operator: "That won't work either, sir. Your current account's overdrawn."

Customer: "Never mind. Just send the pizzas. I'll have the cash ready. How long will it take?

Operator: "We're running a little behind, sir. It'll be about 45 minutes, sir. If you're in a hurry you might want to pick 'em up while you're out getting the cash, but carrying pizzas on a motorcycle can be a little awkward."

Customer: "How the heck do you know I'm riding a bike?"

Operator: "It says here you're in arrears on your car payments, so your car got repossessed. But your Vespa is paid up, so I just assumed that you'd be using that."

Customer: "235/427/31"

Operator: "I'd advise watching your language, sir. You've already got a July 2006 conviction for swearing at a policeman."

Customer: (Speechless)

Operator: "Will there be anything else, sir?"

Customer: "No, nothing. Oh, yeah, don't forget the two free litres of Coke your ad says I get with the pizzas."

Operator: "I'm sorry sir, but our ad's exclusionary clause prevents us from offering free soft drinks to diabetics. ®