My flatmate had a 2 week authorised holiday, and whilst he was away, his advisor phoned and asked if he was there, I said no and she said there was a job going would he be interested she said "oh well I will put him down for it anyway"
A few days pass and my friend comes back.
3 weeks later he gets a letter stating he refused to apply for a job(the very one the advisor mentioned which I forgot about) stating they were stopping his money and he had to fill in a form stating WHY he did not reply.
I help him fill out form and say both sides of our story, that he was away, Im his flatmate and the advisor never told me
I went in with him as he's nervous and gets pushed around a lot.
The advisor we spoke to was friendly and agreed that it was strange as he was for 1 marked down as on holiday which exempts him from jobsearch during that time, plus he wasnt even in the same country! he was hundreds of miles away!
Anyway he gets ANOTHER letter today stating "on checking with the jobcentre they have stated an application form and ES12 were posted to you on the 24/05/07 can you give a reason to why you never recieve them?"