Friday, 26 August 2011

FND- flexible new deal ended.

I went to my back to work agency today and it was my last apointment. It was also everyone elses.
The flexible new deal has ended and the new work programe has begun, another badly thought out plan.

I am on the work programe for two years and am to be sent to another one of these companies. They help you to "get back to work". Good luck with that.

I can be doing unpaid work of up to 30 hour a week for not one extra penny. That is all good and well but when employers can have us for free why on earth would they want to pay anyone??  there is a job shortage as it is. All I hear is 'look for work, eveyone should be in work',  and if not - there is something wrong with you!

I have heard nothing about the shortage of realistic job opportunities.

I went for another job interview on Wednesday. It was really good to get the call and even be asked in. It is a new call centre just opened in town, - you never know. I guess the hours were not great as it's late afternoon and evenings, just as my kids come home, but I will take it if they call me.  I am beginning to wonder as they said they would be in touch by the end of today, well its late - but you never know.

I have applied for 7 vacancies this week as well as look in the usual places, and there is less jobs than ever in our town or within 20 miles of it.

Well I am writing this from my own pc, yeah I am back online at last. 

I am going for now and hoping as always that my job is just around the corner.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

I am taking this opportunity to catch up with my Blogg as it has been a while.

Well the kids are off school and college so it is slightly different, it is amazing how much food and stuff they get through.

I am still very active in searching for work and feel constantly anxious that my son will leave education in one year and then it will be really difficult as my daughter will be leaving college at the same time.

My Child benefit will end so will the Child Tax Credit. I just hope to be earning a wage as I do not know what will happen.

Well as far as job searching it has been a bit more difficult as when I am online I can apply and look at lots of different things.
But instead I have to go to the library or try to use a pc when I am at my volunteer place.

I had an interview recently, I felt really good about it and had a good feeling, but nothing. Also, someone left the details of another position with a local agency, which I filled in, it took over an hour which is about the same time it takes to fill most in. I have sent it off although it did not say on the job description you needed a car and a full licence but it did say it on the bottom of one of the sheets.  I sent it off anyway.

I have seen an english and maths course, and if you complete it they will send off for your provisional licence.
So I am doing that as it is nice to think that one day I may earn money and have lessons. It is a massive regret I have, never learning to drive.

Anyway the back to work agency I was refered to is coming to an end.  I have two more sessions to attend and then guess what? -  I am refered back to the job centre and they send me to another.  It really is a load of rubbish.  The have so many people squashed into one room. They are so stretched in there that they can not deliver the very service that they say they do.

I will leave it here for now and hope to be back on the net soon as I am in the process of having my phone put back on, thanks to a family member. I have actually felt really out of touch since it was cut off not to mention the kids. x