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    (Original post by DrunkenMaster)
    Reasons why people in the UK are unemployed:
    1. Increasing feminisation of the labour market-'women only care jobs' or 'waitresses wanted'. The younger and better looking a woman is the more chance she has.
    2. Unions are virtually useless-happy to take your money though, but only care about the more 'skilled'/prestigious workers.
    3. Most jobs DEMAND you have a car. How many doleys at the joke-shop have cars.
    4. Discrimination against the disabled (no matter how small)- I got turned down by an agency because I declared I took prozac.
    5. Ageism- I was once told I was too old for a trainee office job because I was too old_ I was 19 at the time! Credit where its due the JobCentre had a go at them for that!
    6. Nepotism (favouritism of friends and reliatives)- Believe it or not the Councils, NHS trusts and well known supermarkets are the worst offenders for this! I can understand a corner shop/newsagent/Chinese takeaway doing it!
    7. Employment agencies who advertise non-existent jobs. WHy is this not illegal?
    I am not going to blame immigrants as it's the greedy *******s who hire them because theye cheaper are to blame.
    I COMPLETELY agree with you! I'm struggling to find a job due to my illnesses (heart problem / depression / PTSD) and the lack of a car. Which go against each other as I can't drive due to my illness :mad: It makes no sense!
    Bosses can afford to pick and choose in this climate and it's so frustrating constantly sitting on the back bench due to something you can't control or get any help with.

    / rant
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    Much as I hate our benefit system, I have to say that if there was a way that I qualified for free money from it- I would get it. There's no point in not taking advantage of a system- however flawed that might seem. You have to think about yourself in the current economic climate, just make sure that you do look for a job, though
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    (Original post by Jingers)
    El oh el.

    My parents pay taxes so really I should be able to have sex with the fittest female police officers is what you're saying?
    Your clearly a retard not to understand my comment. So i won't bother explaining it to you, I'd be wasting my time.
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    Claim loads and justify it by saying its your right to "troll" the benefits system
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    (Original post by Gowrav)
    Your clearly a retard not to understand my comment. So i won't bother explaining it to you, I'd be wasting my time.
    Sorry for being anal but it's spelt "you're" - i just cringed so had to tell you.
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    (Original post by blue_shift86)
    Sorry for being anal but it's spelt "you're" - i just cringed so had to tell you.
    lol being anal . Yeh, i do loads of typos.
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    thanks for your views guys. I've applied for jobseekers today. .
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    derp i'm a ****ing idiot i can't decide between having free money or not........
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    (Original post by Jacktri)
    derp i'm a ****ing idiot i can't decide between having free money or not........
    Some people have moral values to take into consideration.
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    (Original post by blue_shift86)
    Some people have moral values to take into consideration.
    hmm you must have had some dodgy up bringing for free stuff to be against your morals
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    (Original post by blue_shift86)
    I'm not considering it just for climbing. I am actively looking for work and have probably done like 15-20 applications since getting back to the UK last Thursday. At the moment money is leaving my savings account and nothing is going in so i'm forfeiting a lot of luxuaries like going to musuems, going to the library by train to read a newspaper, rock climbing, etc....instead i spend all day at home looking for jobs which is a bit naff.... I need some money to buy a train fare/go climbing to keep myself mentally sane whilst job hunting.

    I hope that is morally justifiable
    How long were you out the UK for? You may be not be eligible.
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    (Original post by MovingOn)
    How long were you out the UK for? You may be not be eligible.
    i got it, thank you for your concern though.
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    (Original post by blue_shift86)
    Hiya,

    i'm having a tough time looking for work despite good academic credentials (which mean squat today tbh), but anyway, I don't want the lack of job affect my social habits of going rock climbing once a week so in order to keep this up i'm thinking of claiming job seekers until I get a job.

    But I don't like the idea of social handouts when i'm not as needy as people who have to pay rent and so forth (cos i'm living with parents), so I was wondering, should i claim job seekers, or should i not, and why.

    Anyone here claiming it?

    Cheers
    Yes, much to my unmitigated embarrassment, I am on JSA. I'm in the same situation as you are - I live with parents and don't need to money in order to survive, but it's worth it. I have good GCSEs, A Levels but the only work experience I have is year 10. That said, it was at RBS which is far more experience than most other people got. Not like I worked in a shop or hairdressers, I worked in a proper bank. Anyway, like you said, having a brain and the ability to the job counts for nothing; you need experience. Even someone who has had 7 jobs and been fried from all of them for incompetence will get jobs over us because they have 'experience'.

    I've been on it since the end of September and have applied to about 35 jobs. I got one unsuccessful interview. I usually don't advocate what I am about to say as I am a conservative person (not politically) and hate anything that puts me in a bad social light, but if you can get it, take it. The Govt are robbing you of everything they can, so you can rob them too. Tax payers have little sympathy for students' situation, so I'll take their money thank you very much. Besides, you'll be paying it all back through tax.
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    A lot of stigma revolving around JSA these days.

    Sign on, and if you are actively looking for work then there's no reason to have any guilt.
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    As well as providing financial support by being on JSA you are officially unemployed rather than having unexplained gaps on your CV. Depending on the job you look for this could be important.
    Just go on it, find a job, then pay back enough tax you feel happy you've paid your own way!
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    I think that more and more people will be on JSA in the future. As humans we surely have the right to choose our career. Afterall we spend the majority of our lives at work 'depressing.'

    Personally I'm sick and tired of the Job Centre trying to squeeze me into sales and receptionist jobs. It's not that I don't want to work but it's my life and I want to enter a career that I will enjoy!
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    (Original post by The_Jakal)
    I think that more and more people will be on JSA in the future. As humans we surely have the right to choose our career. Afterall we spend the majority of our lives at work 'depressing.'

    Personally I'm sick and tired of the Job Centre trying to squeeze me into sales and receptionist jobs. It's not that I don't want to work but it's my life and I want to enter a career that I will enjoy!
    Receptionist jobs? I wish. I think it's actually very difficult to get a job as a receptionist, unless you have experience, or otherwise you are female and don't have many qualifications so they think you'll stay a long time.
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    (Original post by James Gregory)
    Receptionist jobs? I wish. I think it's actually very difficult to get a job as a receptionist, unless you have experience, or otherwise you are female and don't have many qualifications so they think you'll stay a long time.
    I have been sent to about 2 receptionist interviews! Although the job is ok paid etc i really wouldn't enjoy it.
 
 
 
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