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    (Original post by Jarred)
    As much as they wrongly treat JSA applicants like scum, they won't sanction you so long as you meet your claimant commitment, you can easily get away with just applying to 5 jobs a week.

    Not that I'm advocating that, I'm on it right now and put in more effort than that because I quite desperately want a job at this stage. It's not even about the money, I just can't stand having to deal with such rude and horrible people. One of my advisors is absolutely lovely, but the others can be really horrible and there's just no need for it.
    5 jobs, dream on, I am on JSA after dropping out of uni, I have to spend 39 hours a week searching for jobs and apply to at least 21 a week, I also have to go to the job centre every Monday, Wednesday and Friday because i was told that because I was young and dropped out of uni, therefore was 'high risk'. and they 'had to keep a close eye on me'. Now the silly cow has told me to keep a 'timesheet' of when i do my job related activity for every day and when I asked why, I was told ' because the job center want me to and if I don't do it will have very bad consequences for me' god knows what that meant but sounded like she would expel me to a ghetto or summat.
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    (Original post by ElChapo)
    How and why are they horrible, they're supposed to help you out man

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    They hardly do though With the exception of the nice one, they are really hostile and just spend the whole time talking down to you and treat you as way below them like a piece of rubbish. The whole system seems to be designed to intimidate and denigrate people to be honest, and as much as I believe in tough welfare, I don't think this sort of environment works at all. I certainly don't want an easy ride, I'm not there to be cuddled, but I would at least like to be treated with basic manners. The attitude on one of them was unreal, she was a post-menopausal woman acting like an angsty teenager.

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    5 jobs, dream on, I am on JSA after dropping out of uni, I have to spend 39 hours a week searching for jobs and apply to at least 21 a week, I also have to go to the job centre every Monday, Wednesday and Friday because i was told that because I was young and dropped out of uni, therefore was 'high risk'. and they 'had to keep a close eye on me'. Now the silly cow has told me to keep a 'timesheet' of when i do my job related activity for every day and when I asked why, I was told ' because the job center want me to and if I don't do it will have very bad consequences for me' god knows what that meant but sounded like she would expel me to a ghetto or summat.
    That sounds a lot harsher than what I have. I'm in a similar situation in some ways I suppose: I'm a drop-out as well though I will be starting a new course in the future. They've told me I need to apply to a minimum of 5 a week but I apply to many more than that because right now I just want anything I can get. I have to sign on once a week, and have to make sure I send in screenshots of all the jobs I apply for including dates, but other than that there's not much I'm told to do. I was forced to go on a course a few days ago which was run by a training company, but that was actually really good and has helped me a lot.
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    (Original post by SmashingChap)
    Nice try, you two only work because you have too, and you pay taxes because it benefits the society you are a part of. Don't act like you're doing something noble. You pay taxes because when someone robs your house you want the police to come round, you want roads to drive your car along and street lamps to walk under when you stumble home from the pub.
    (Original post by SmashingChap)
    Nice try, you two only work because you have too, and you pay taxes because it benefits the society you are a part of. Don't act like you're doing something noble. You pay taxes because when someone robs your house you want the police to come round, you want roads to drive your car along and street lamps to walk under when you stumble home from the pub.

    That was a mild form of satire luv
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    (Original post by Jarred)
    They hardly do though With the exception of the nice one, they are really hostile and just spend the whole time talking down to you and treat you as way below them like a piece of rubbish. The whole system seems to be designed to intimidate and denigrate people to be honest, and as much as I believe in tough welfare, I don't think this sort of environment works at all. I certainly don't want an easy ride, I'm not there to be cuddled, but I would at least like to be treated with basic manners. The attitude on one of them was unreal, she was a post-menopausal woman acting like an angsty teenager.



    That sounds a lot harsher than what I have. I'm in a similar situation in some ways I suppose: I'm a drop-out as well though I will be starting a new course in the future. They've told me I need to apply to a minimum of 5 a week but I apply to many more than that because right now I just want anything I can get. I have to sign on once a week, and have to make sure I send in screenshots of all the jobs I apply for including dates, but other than that there's not much I'm told to do. I was forced to go on a course a few days ago which was run by a training company, but that was actually really good and has helped me a lot.
    (Original post by SmashingChap)
    Nice try, you two only work because you have too, and you pay taxes because it benefits the society you are a part of. Don't act like you're doing something noble. You pay taxes because when someone robs your house you want the police to come round, you want roads to drive your car along and street lamps to walk under when you stumble home from the pub.

    That was a mild form of satire luv
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    I am it's not stressful at all(at leas the being on JSA aspect)

    If anything I am exceptionally thankful that myself my wife and my daughter aren't starving or homeless, and that all I have to do to continue to not starve is to search for jobs two hours a day(Something I would do anyway).

    Is my wallet tight? Absolutely
    But I don't have a job of course money is going to be tight, in most places on earth that would mean starvation and extreme poverty in the UK it doesn't.

    Do what they ask you to do, and enjoy still living a prosperous and affluent life by any sensible standard.
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    JSA is easy. I was on it before I went to Uni and spent 6 months on it. I would spend my weekdays looking for jobs and the weekends (bleeding into the weekdays) going to raves and house parties, only paid for by free money.

    2 hours a day is nothing, I would normally search at least 7 hours a day.
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    (Original post by ForgetMe)
    If you want money, you have to earn them by doing something productive. Why should people who work hard pay for someone like you who isn't bothered to look for jobs just for 2 hours a day?
    Cos most people my age are supported by parents, so don't have to do it.
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    (Original post by Jarred)
    As much as they wrongly treat JSA applicants like scum, they won't sanction you so long as you meet your claimant commitment, you can easily get away with just applying to 5 jobs a week.

    Not that I'm advocating that, I'm on it right now and put in more effort than that because I quite desperately want a job at this stage. It's not even about the money, I just can't stand having to deal with such rude and horrible people. One of my advisors is absolutely lovely, but the others can be really horrible and there's just no need for it.
    Do you have to go every week? I thought it was only every 2 weeks, but I have to go every week.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    JSA is easy. I was on it before I went to Uni and spent 6 months on it. I would spend my weekdays looking for jobs and the weekends (bleeding into the weekdays) going to raves and house parties, only paid for by free money.

    2 hours a day is nothing, I would normally search at least 7 hours a day.
    Were you living at home though?
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    I was on it for about 5 months back in 2012 after I was made redundant. It was probably the worst, most depressing time of my life. Not only were the people in the jobcentre rude and condescending but most of the time I was bored out of my mind. The stressful part for me wasn't having to look for jobs for two hours a day, it was being interrogated by the staff at the jobcentre and having to fill out a stupid "diary".

    Thankfully I was only using it for a while until I started college but I just hope I never have to go on it again.
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    You complete wasteman.

    Get up off your fat ass and look for a job then? Be a man about it, you've got arms, legs, a brain & you live in a place where it's really not hard to get a job. If it comes down to it do night shifts, or work at Pizza Hut as a driver.. They're always hiring.

    Don't sit there on JSA and cry about it.

    Pull yourself together & stop begging for sympathy
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    (Original post by cheeriosarenice)
    Were you living at home though?
    Yeah. But I could have easily survived away from home. You get plenty of money.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Yeah. But I could have easily survived away from home. You get plenty of money.
    you only get 56 a week. bills and rent only leave me with 35
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    (Original post by SHOO)
    You complete wasteman.

    Get up off your fat ass and look for a job then? Be a man about it, you've got arms, legs, a brain & you live in a place where it's really not hard to get a job. If it comes down to it do night shifts, or work at Pizza Hut as a driver.. They're always hiring.

    Don't sit there on JSA and cry about it.

    Pull yourself together & stop begging for sympathy
    Your opinion is completely invalid as you live at home with your parents
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    (Original post by VladThe1mpaler)
    I was on it for about 5 months back in 2012 after I was made redundant. It was probably the worst, most depressing time of my life. Not only were the people in the jobcentre rude and condescending but most of the time I was bored out of my mind. The stressful part for me wasn't having to look for jobs for two hours a day, it was being interrogated by the staff at the jobcentre and having to fill out a stupid "diary".

    Thankfully I was only using it for a while until I started college but I just hope I never have to go on it again.
    How did you go to college fulltime whilst on benefits?
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    (Original post by cheeriosarenice)
    you only get 56 a week. bills and rent only leave me with 35
    35 for food and travel can't be that bad.
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    I just started to keep me going until I find something. The girl was really nice and kept saying to me that she doubted I'd be with them long. I only need to go every two weeks and I can just write down what I've applied to. Seems fair.
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    (Original post by cheeriosarenice)
    How did you go to college fulltime whilst on benefits?
    I didn't. I said on my post "I was just using it until I started college".
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    35 for food and travel can't be that bad.
    Have you ever lived by yourself?

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    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    That was a mild form of satire luv
    You can't manage the quote function for love nor money can you?
 
 
 
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