I'm feeling a bit sore at the moment
I was finally forced to accept defeat and sign on last week as the savings I've been living on since quitting my job are becoming a bit thin
Two interviews later I thought all has been sorted. That alone was hardly easy, the first day I tried I was forced to return two days later as they had no allocated space for me. I had called in advance to rearrange because of a job interview and told it was no problem to come in and I would be seen straight away if I explained what happened, then told on arriving at 2pm as planned that I would have to wait 'at least 3 hours...well it can't be any longer, we close at 5'. Fair enough I thought, after all I had missed the appointment.
What really has arsed me off now though is that I received a letter in the post today saying that there is a doubt in awarding me any allowance because I 'left my job voluntarily'...!? Hardly the case, I had been working in my old job 8 years and left because I was overlooked for two other roles and not given any reason when I questioned why. In retrospect I should probably have let it reach a tribunal but was fed up with the job anyway and didn't want to drag colleagues I liked into the mire. Also this had been explained to the lackeys in the JCP who "interviewed" me but neither mentioned any doubts. I really didn't want to resort to this either, last time I had to go on the dole was 10 years ago for about 3 weeks..
Has anybody else experienced this recently? I personally have had no time for benefit scroungers anyway, there's a stack of them living in the estate across the road from me all driving new cars mysteriously fitted with disabled badges so they can park where they like and ferrying the ugg boot clad kids to and from school or out shopping. Yet
if you're honest and open all you get is some sniping letter suggesting that you're a cheat of some description
Several bikes, one supportive lady and still trying not to buy anything else!