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    I recently got a part time job as a waiter (while still eligible for jobseeker's benefits), but it has become a burden and my time working at the restaurant is getting worse and worse each shift.

    Basically I'm an amateur waiter and from day one I have to do everything without being given sufficient training. The "training" I get is basically I get introduced to something and I'm left to figure it out (without instructions/guidance).

    From day one I was reassured that I will be given leeway for mistakes, but when I commit a mistake (trivial or not) the staffs would get pissed off with me and tell me off, even though they acknowledge I'm a "beginner."

    Communication is also difficult. The staffs don't speak up and I always have to move closer and ask to repeat themselves. They communicate so quietly I literally could not hear the words coming out of their mouths.

    If I wasn't getting benefits I would resign, but that's not the case. And the fact that I'm not getting post-interview responses from other employers doesn't help either.

    Is it possible to leave a job without the risk of losing jobseeker's benefits and are there good reasons the jobcentre would accept to allow you to resign? Thank you.


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    I only accepted the position because a friend introduced me to it and I needed a milestone since I've been job searching for 2 years.
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    Your reasons for quitting don't sound that good. I'm not the sanctimonious type, but even to me your reasons seem weak.
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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    I recently got a part time job as a waiter (while still eligible for jobseeker's benefits), but it has become a burden and my time working at the restaurant is getting worse and worse each shift.

    Basically I'm an amateur waiter and from day one I have to do everything without being given sufficient training. The "training" I get is basically I get introduced to something and I'm left to figure it out (without instructions/guidance).

    From day one I was reassured that I will be given leeway for mistakes, but when I commit a mistake (trivial or not) the staffs would get pissed off with me and tell me off, even though they acknowledge I'm a "beginner."

    Communication is also difficult. The staffs don't speak up and I always have to move closer and ask to repeat themselves. They communicate so quietly I literally could not hear the words coming out of their mouths.

    If I wasn't getting benefits I would resign, but that's not the case. And the fact that I'm not getting post-interview responses from other employers doesn't help either.

    Is it possible to leave a job without the risk of losing jobseeker's benefits and are there good reasons the jobcentre would accept to allow you to resign? Thank you.


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    I only accepted the position because a friend introduced me to it and I needed a milestone since I've been job searching for 2 years.
    I don't think you can sign on for 6 months if you quit a job.

    However, if you're refused Jobseekers, you can sign on for "Hardship" which is the same but at a reduced rate.
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    (Original post by OllieDS)
    I don't think you can sign on for 6 months if you quit a job.

    However, if you're refused Jobseekers, you can sign on for "Hardship" which is the same but at a reduced rate.
    I will look into it. Thanks anyway.
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    (Original post by OllieDS)
    I don't think you can sign on for 6 months if you quit a job.

    However, if you're refused Jobseekers, you can sign on for "Hardship" which is the same but at a reduced rate.
    Do you have to sign on at the Job Centre every day to claim hardship?

    If I get it for free I might as well take it, but I'm not going to travel into the Job Centre every day for it. Not worth my while.
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    Do you have to sign on at the Job Centre every day to claim hardship?

    If I get it for free I might as well take it, but I'm not going to travel into the Job Centre every day for it. Not worth my while.
    I'm unsure, never been on it.

    Give them a ring. If you're entitled to it then obviously go on it.
 
 
 
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