Thursday, 19 February 2009

I've been back down to my job center went up to the computers pulled myself out of the wheelchair to try and use the stupid things, but they are to high for a wheelchair user. So I was asked if I needed help, and I said yes please, the chap went away came back and said you have to make an appointment.

Then that night I hear Labour saying they have spent billions putting in place help for the unemployed, yes but by appointment only.

The job center had a lot of people sitting talking chatting and moaning , so I asked whats the matter a women then said she had applied for benefits to be told because she has a slight disability, she was told that sickness benefits is her way forward, she said but I'm not really disabled, to be told yes but you are disabled.

Anyone think we are back at the Thatcher and Blair years of hiding unemployment by using sickness, this is the third time I've heard people say they have been told to see a doctor.

here we go again.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

It has taken me a year to find out why my Job Center has told me or keeps telling me to come back later, I've been told now to come back in July , and I tried to find out what happens in July will we have more jobs.

Now I know a private company is taking over my job center , so why should anyone be interested in helping me when they think they might be out of a job. The new company will be paid by results they must find people jobs, I cannot wait to find out what they think I can do.

Last year my job center felt window cleaning was a great idea and taxi driving, of course to alter a car for me to drive would cost a taxi company about £20,000 that's how much it costs me.

So last year they suggested I try doing a course which I did and had to pay my share of the costs of £350 once the course was over I was told it would help me find work, the course was making tea and coffee in the work place, health and safety and how to talk to disabled people.

But I wonder what this new firm is going to do to get me back to work lets see yes open camps in which the end result is a lot of dead people gassed.