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.

1 comment:

  1. I was just in the work programme interview today. well technically it was my first but they double booked me. So it came to sign these and go away. Today i have been told my cv is too full of information and not full enough by the same person in a few sentences. I too was told it must be my fault i am not getting a job, because there are "many jobs out there". She kept saying it was a new scheme.. apart from the fact it was identical to the two other times i was sent there.