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    Found this a rather interesting read, the current climate of a job advisor https://www.theguardian.com/society/...droidApp_Tweet
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    (Original post by Rock Fan)
    Found this a rather interesting read, the current climate of a job advisor https://www.theguardian.com/society/...droidApp_Tweet
    The police could do their bit by simply not arresting claimants who assault jobcentre staff. But police wont do this because they are scum and will simply allow the government to screw people over.
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    Yep, heard pretty similar experiences from other job advisors. I signed on in 2009 after being made redundant, and from the sounds of it the change from then to now is drastic.
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    Sensationalised rubbish from what I can see, often full of holes and generally just a bit questionable.

    For example, she says "Advisers were actively encouraged to impose sanctions (along the lines of “sanction of the month”) to contribute to the points system that ranks jobcentre offices". No such targets (previously mentioned) or league tables of Jobcentres exists.

    Then there's just baffling Guardian editorialising: "When Neville herself became redundant in 2013, she was warned about being sanctioned for supposedly being five minutes late to a jobcentre interview" Well, yes, that's exactly what should happen. When you have to attend one meeting every two weeks, it's hardly taxing to be on time when there's no decent excuse for not being so. If you breach that then of course a Jobcentre adviser should point out you can be sanctioned. In this case, of course, they used discretion, as they should in many cases.
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    There is some sensationalisation, but it's also true that the way job centres run, and the unemployed are treated in the UK, has become much worse and is completely unacceptable at the moment. Purely the result of ideological Tory cuts designed to make the poor suffer.
 
 
 
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