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Hi all just thought I would post this to show how pathetic the job centre is

I am a lone parent I get some JSA as I have a p/t job of 5 hours a week I cant sign on this week as its Bank Holiday and the JC is shut on signing day the Job Centre is 10 miles away

I telephoned them to see what to do and was told that I would get my money automatically fair enough then the worker told me cos I work p/t they do not advance the money automatically ! I explained I am a lone parent and really on getting this pathetic amount she then went off came back and said reluctantly ok we will do it this time Ye Gods!but they had done it the week before as I had been snowed in the village where I live!! what is the bloomin point of trying to work even just a little bit dont they realise that we depend on the money for heating and food ect I am interested to know can they do this it seems to me that you never get the right or same advice from the workers there

well rant over! it just seems that the Job Centre is so one sided! they make you wait for ages but if youre late ! no money grr on the bright side I wont (hopefully) have to go there for couple weeks I may even be lucky and find a job!

:)Happy New Year to all and to all who have given us great advice over last year

Maggs(and Jerry)

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Have a look on (edit)

 

I use longbridge birmingham office some staff i speak with are nice how ever some are alledgley corrupt

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Hi yes know what you mean at the JC I use some of the staff are nice it depends on who you talk to what advice you get it can differ from advisor to advisor one will tell you something and another something else

Oh well heres hoping we all find fantastic jobs in the new year!

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yes some usefull more information you get to know the better i say nice to see lots of helpful people on here also how it should be rather than telephoning some robotic person reading some script fobbing people off on some cases

 

it amazes me when one is asked a question of authority how they put the telephone down and say ur abusive cheek

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So you have the same problem as me!

 

See my post on can anyone defend JCP incompetence.

 

I'm going to hammer this to death as it is inexcusible.

 

What it does is drive people from going to work. Let alone the fact that the B7 form is fundamentally flawed where it ties in dates and asks questions that confues them hence the supposed delay.

 

Essentially, whilst trying to simplify the system they cause untold grief.

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