Ive been looking for work for 4 months and i have been trying very hard with no luck yet, and i am not proud to say it but I am also claiming job seekers allowance. Whilst it is a pittance without it I would struggle.
So obviously I have to go to the job centre to sign on every other week, and the more i go there the more angry i get at the current staff.
Firstly their appearance, its disgusting, most of the men walk around in shirt and tie but with their shirts hanging out fully, half in half out, laces undone i mean they are completely scruffy. When i go in there to sign on I at least expect to be dealt with by someone who takes some pride in their appearance. I have applied for several jobs with the job centre only to receive one letter of rejection from them. I know if I had got the job I would make it one of my main priorities to look presentable, i take pride in my appearance. I may even be classed as one of them Metrosexuals!! Lol
Then it comes down to their attitude. I have found several jobs that require me to speak to the job centre to find out how to apply for them. This is probably one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard of! You find a job, but they tell you how to apply for it!!
Anyway I have taken several of these jobs to my advisor only to be told she doesn't have time to find the details. Its not just myself who is noticing this, my girlfriends aunt who has had many sales jobs that have paid over £50,000 PA is also out of work and claiming, her advisor told her that she is not capable of applying for jobs over £30,000 because she has no chance of getting them. My girlfriends aunt is a lovely women but will always stick up for herself and told the advisor that down the years she has probably paid more tax than he advisor has earned in wages. Only to be promptly marched out of the job centre by security guards.
Honestly, I cannot believe some of the people employed in these places and the bad attitude that they show towards us job seekers. Its almost as if they are talking down to you.
Rant over!! lol