Something tells me his disclosure isn’t coming back pristine either, so it’s ASDA for you, Ratzinger.
I received a letter yesterday telling me that based on my earnings from April 2011-2012, I'm not entitled to JSA. Keep in mind that I only signed on two weeks ago - my hours at my work started to dry up in August of last year but it's only been recently that things got bad enough for me to try signing on. Needless to say I'm as furious as I am broke.
That’s fucking unreal. I’m so sorry you’ve been put in such a horrible situation. :( Signing on to JSA is kind of like playing football, only the goalposts keep shifting.
Thanks. I do hope my boss gets her act together so I can go back. (I'm not hopeful though, it seems my boss is really badly organised with that sort of thing and from what my friend (who is the one who tipped me off about the job) it's not a new thing. I have mostly had 'somewhat reasonable jobcentre advisors' for the most part when I sign on and my 'personal advisor' does seem to be of the 'I will try and be helpful' kind. (Even if she did try to push me onto a Workfare ASDA placement)
I’ve found that the personal advisors you get after so many weeks are really, really good, in spite of the horrible stuff their work demands of them. Here’s to hoping things get better!
The last time I was at the Jobcentre, my advisor spent my entire meeting time giving me book recommendations for when I have finished the series I am already reading. He didn't once ask me about my job searching or attempt to do some searching for me. However this blog is painfully brilliant.
I had a similar thing happen, where I had an in-depth discussion about videogames with my advisor because I was on a game design course at uni. In fairness, it was one of the best sign-ons I’ve had, because there was 0% headache from advisors second-guessing anything I said.
I was on a ‘sector based work academy’ for two weeks. They gave me something to sign to ‘automatically sign me on’ for those two weeks, only to screw up and put my paperwork in the wrong box.
(Although they did sort it out quickly so my JSA was only a day late)
I seriously got told this the first time I had to come in to sign on.
When I had to go sign back on, I was seen ten minutes late.
Oh and there was that time I went to sign on right before the centre went on which was from 12.30-2.00. So the advisor I was meant to see left, leaving one person to deal with everyone who had sign on over that time period.
Can I say this meme is rather therapeutic? I'm the one who made the '20 miles away' and the 'volunteering' entries. I had to sign on after college, found a job so I signed off, but have ended up back there since my boss has decided to mess me around and she'll 'call me back' and I've had no joy so I'm signed on again until she sorts her act out.
That’s what we’re here for! A wee place to take out your frustration at getting messed around by folk. Sorry to hear you’ve been dragged back to the pits, I hope you get something sorted out soon!
This happened to me in one of my first weeks of signing on
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