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None from here - you have my sympathy mate; been there, done that, got the stress (my kids still associate the term "Job Centre" with Clueless Numpties)!stabradop said:sorry if that dragged on, but when you work for 12 years without a single break in employment, hit a hard spot, then get treated like s**t in the jobcentre it kind of sticks in your throat.
stab (awaiting flak)
Been there done that and got the T shirt. During my time I have had two spells of unemployment. First time I received the minimum job seekers allowance. Second time had to sign on at an office 6 miles away. My benefits consisted of my stamp being paid and any interview expenses I incurred were paid. No job seekers allowance as I had two pensions which totalled about Â£10K, and had savings. When I reached 60 the need to sign on was removed and I am still on benefits, yes I am a scrounger, all you working people are contributing to my Insurance stamp which is the only benefit I receive. Sorry but you will have to support me until I am 65 and get my old age pension.stabradop said:There is a difference between people who choose not to work and remain on benefits and those who find themselves out of work and have great difficulty getting a job.
The first lot - well anything goes really including mandatory sterilisation so they can't pump out any more kids and compulsory public service such as clearing up after the chav scum they have already pumped out.
Second lot (includes me), provide more opportunities for retraining etc. I would like to go into locksmithing, nice trade, plenty of work about etc. However any courses are anything from Â£500-Â£1500 and i don't have the money for that.
Also, the old fallbacks like security, well you need a licence which costs about Â£190 alone. Unless you find a large company willing to put you through the 4 day course and fund the licence you are stuffed. A lot of the smaller companies are not training accredited for the full SIA licence so they will only take guards who already have it.
Had this discussion once down the dole office, "ok you are paying me 57 quid a week to do nothing except sign on, why not front the Â£300 for licence and training and I can be employed within 2 weeks of getting it then you can do a mandatory deduction to recover the money" Answer was, "no we dont do that any more, we did last year" etc etc. Considering the experience I had in the pre licence days in contract security before moving into an in-house (no licence needed) I would have had no problem getting a job. Bit of a catch 22. Additionally, after working for about a year I could then save up to do the training i wanted and then do my own thing.
phew! sorry if that dragged on, but when you work for 12 years without a single break in employment, hit a hard spot, then get treated like s**t in the jobcentre it kind of sticks in your throat.
stab (awaiting flak)
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