Unreasonable Jobcentre Advisor
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mugglepolitics:

I truly suggest that you read the whole thing. 

Laid off scaffolder fears he will miss out on employment because Jobcentre want him to do a course… to help him find work
“Job centres: MPs say criteria for measuring success are ‘flawed’”
The performance of 740 UK job centres is currently judged on the number of people who stop claiming benefits.
But The performance of 740 UK job centres is currently judged on the number of people who stop claiming benefits.
But in 40% of cases, the Commons Public Accounts Committee said, officials did not know if former claimants had found work or not while the record of individual job centres was not rated.  the Commons Public Accounts Committee said, officials did not know if former claimants had found work or not while the record of individual job centres was not rated.

Job centres: MPs say criteria for measuring success are ‘flawed’”

The performance of 740 UK job centres is currently judged on the number of people who stop claiming benefits.

But The performance of 740 UK job centres is currently judged on the number of people who stop claiming benefits.

But in 40% of cases, the Commons Public Accounts Committee said, officials did not know if former claimants had found work or not while the record of individual job centres was not rated.  the Commons Public Accounts Committee said, officials did not know if former claimants had found work or not while the record of individual job centres was not rated.

“Jobcentre ‘scorecard’ shows how areas are performing on stopping benefits" - The Guardian
The DWP keeps a scorecard that includes info on how many folk get sanctioned - and, according to a Reasonable Jobcentre Advisor in the article, some jobcentres have set and enforced targets for the amount of people they can get sanctioned. 
Neil Couling - the man responsible for benefit reforms - "has a hunch" that these sanctioning league tables are an "isolated incident" and has since began an inquiry. 
If you want to find out how well your area’s doing, check out the table here!

Jobcentre ‘scorecard’ shows how areas are performing on stopping benefits" - The Guardian

The DWP keeps a scorecard that includes info on how many folk get sanctioned - and, according to a Reasonable Jobcentre Advisor in the article, some jobcentres have set and enforced targets for the amount of people they can get sanctioned. 

Neil Couling - the man responsible for benefit reforms - "has a hunch" that these sanctioning league tables are an "isolated incident" and has since began an inquiry. 

If you want to find out how well your area’s doing, check out the table here!

Something tells me his disclosure isn’t coming back pristine either, so it’s ASDA for you, Ratzinger.

thesubversivesound:

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petrichoriousparalian:

unreasonablejobcentreadvisor:

Aaaand let’s not forget the Most Unreasonable Jobcentre Advisor, Pauline Campbell-Jones from The League of Gentlemen.

i love it in the same way that i love cherry coke

i know its rotting my teeth

dissolving my insides

accreting in my fat-pockets

but i’ll never stop loving it

nothingmorethananumber:

wonkycactus:

unreasonablejobcentreadvisor:

Can we all just take a few moments to applaud this absolute hero.

Legend.

Stoke-on-Trent Represent!

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i am so sorry

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.

Through time.

Can we all just take a few moments to applaud this absolute hero.

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.