What pissed you off today

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Fatboy » Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:41 pm

angel_of_death wrote:
Metallinen wrote:Have you people never heard of work placements?

Its basically voluntary slave labour but it will get you the experience that you need!


People need money to survive so voluntary work isn't much help if you need a job.
im sure DragonMaiden can clear this up better than me but the work placements i think you are refering to are when you get a job through the benifits agency that gives you your benifits +10/20 quid extra a week for a alloted amount of time then the company must either take you on or let you go so you can start the process all over again somewhere else.

its how i got back into work after a number of years unemployed, i was lucky and kept on by the first employer i was give a placement with but do know people who have been bounced from place to place for ages.

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Lisa McNally » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:18 pm

Fatboy wrote:
angel_of_death wrote:
Metallinen wrote:Have you people never heard of work placements?

Its basically voluntary slave labour but it will get you the experience that you need!


People need money to survive so voluntary work isn't much help if you need a job.
im sure DragonMaiden can clear this up better than me but the work placements i think you are refering to are when you get a job through the benifits agency that gives you your benifits +10/20 quid extra a week for a alloted amount of time then the company must either take you on or let you go so you can start the process all over again somewhere else.

its how i got back into work after a number of years unemployed, i was lucky and kept on by the first employer i was give a placement with but do know people who have been bounced from place to place for ages.


Lots of different ways you can gain work experience while retaining your benefits. An adviser in the Jobcentre will be able to advise. Everyone's circumstances are different so it's probably not worth going into specifics here. Some of what's on offer is dependent on how long you have been claiming.

I am a Jobcentreplus adviser (lone parents are my specialism but I have worked with practically every other type of customer we have) and lack of experience is one of the most common barriers customers encounter in finding work. Besides the above, best advice I can give is keep on applying. I know it's soul destroying when you get knock backs but the more you apply for the more likely you are to be successful. Common sense really.

WPMOT ... well yesterday really ... realising I could have gone to see Metallica next week but I have no leave left and no childcare ... and little cash. Pants!

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Finnvitka » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:17 pm

My leg is cramping :x
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby angel_of_death » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:04 pm

dragonmaiden wrote:
Lots of different ways you can gain work experience while retaining your benefits. An adviser in the Jobcentre will be able to advise. Everyone's circumstances are different so it's probably not worth going into specifics here. Some of what's on offer is dependent on how long you have been claiming.

I am a Jobcentreplus adviser (lone parents are my specialism but I have worked with practically every other type of customer we have) and lack of experience is one of the most common barriers customers encounter in finding work. Besides the above, best advice I can give is keep on applying. I know it's soul destroying when you get knock backs but the more you apply for the more likely you are to be successful. Common sense really.

WPMOT ... well yesterday really ... realising I could have gone to see Metallica next week but I have no leave left and no childcare ... and little cash. Pants!


I must admit I haven't stepped foot in a job centre for about 5 years, but last time I went there I saw little in the way of 'professional' jobs. Mostly labour/admin/retail jobs, so I guess it depends on what kind of job/career you're looking for?

WPOT? While looking for flights to Hamburg next year, it appears you can no longer fly direct from Birmingham :x do these people just want to ruin my finances every year delibirately?
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Leleanor » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:40 pm

I got pissed off with my asthma having a spaz when I went runnign this morning, and pissed off with my pencil drawing of jimi hendrix; you can't do that much black hair!!! And my wrist/hand playing up again. God I complain alot...
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby splellen » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:07 pm

Got woken up this morning and asked to work on my day off :(
I only need to last til Saturday, that's what I keep telling myself. 5 more days...

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Metal_saddle » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:54 pm

lar ulrichs drum kit will someone buy him a differnt make as tama suck
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby lars_ulrichs_blister » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:23 pm

My JSA being stopped because i havent paid enough national insurance contributions, wat a load of rubbish, i've paid 19 years straight and now this :x gotta apply for something called hardship payments but i mightnt get them for 26 weeks....how the hell am i supposed to pay my bills?? or even eat plus im fuckin diabetic as well, so if i end up in a diabetic coma its their fault.

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Finnvitka » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:40 pm

lars_ulrichs_blister wrote:My JSA being stopped because i havent paid enough national insurance contributions, wat a load of rubbish, i've paid 19 years straight and now this :x gotta apply for something called hardship payments but i mightnt get them for 26 weeks....how the hell am i supposed to pay my bills?? or even eat plus im fuckin diabetic as well, so if i end up in a diabetic coma its their fault.

:x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x


They only base it on the last full tax year. Get them to review it though, they stopped mine for a month because apparently I hadn't had a good enough reason to leave me last job (I moved to a different country, I think that's quite a good reason), I asked them to review it and I just got a back payment of £232.

Anyway, what's pissed me off today is this shit weather, every time I make a move to go out it starts pissing it down again
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Big D » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:06 pm

The weather.
A CD I ordered back on the 20th still not arrived yet.
The weather
Stuck at work for another hour and a half
The weather

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby karmakollapse » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:08 pm

Finnvitka wrote:My leg is cramping :x


I had this problem on Saturday and couldn't go out :(

Pissed off today cause I spent the whole day dealing with anxiety over someone saying there was a disaster related to some of my software. Six hours I waited... until finally I got told the details of the problem and it was already something that I had fixed!

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Rickles_the_Mighty » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:18 pm

Rain and I spilled sauce on my newly washed jeans whilst in town earlier today.
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby enemywithin » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:23 pm

someone put mielies in ma sandwich!!!!!!!!!
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby k8iemay » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:28 pm

Homocide or suicide? Is all that's running through my mind at this moment in time.

I'm believably angry and upset.

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby MetalBeast » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:29 pm

k8iemay wrote:Homocide or suicide? Is all that's running through my mind at this moment in time.

Genocide FTW! :yes:
All right, so I MADE a mistake! ONE MISTAKE!
Can't a man start over?! Do I have to keep on PAYING?! HUH?!
Maybe I should make another mistake! ...maybe TWO more!