Tuesday 6th June 2017 – I Attend Erdington Jobcentre, Signing On (JSA 3rd Claim)

I arrived at Erdington Jobcentre early at about 9:20am, for my Signing On Appointment. As I was early (aren’t I good!) I used a computer there, I was helped by “S”, as I’d never used computer there before. “O” showed me how to transform one of my CVs off the Universal Jobmatch website, into a .doc

I then had to upload my CV in its new .doc format, to a different job website, to apply for a specific job. There wasn’t time to modify my CV .doc, as I had to log off in time for my Signing On appt, which was a pity, as vacancy description specified they preferred “blind” CVs.  It’s a shame that the employer doesn’t appreciate that not all potential employees have got the software/knowledge at home to create a .doc version to upload.

I signed on with “MI” today, at the end of my appt, I asked to use the loo. “MI” said I must ask the security guard, so I asked the security guard. This particular security guard was flummoxed by my request, he told me to ask DWP staff. So, third time lucky, I asked “S”, and he told guard to escort me to the loo.

As I had some spare time after the loo, I used a computer again. I printed off a couple of lengthy job applications & descriptions.

I’m pleased to say the Jobcentre wasn’t hot today.  Then I had to nip to a couple of shops and the bank, then sat waiting in a bus stop for over an hour, for my lift back home.

About slowlyrotting

I am constantly having to deal with several different benefits issues. I've got Appeals and Tribunals coming out of my ears, and have pretty much lost any faith I ever had in the British Justice/Tribunals system. I've lost count of the formal complaints I've had to make. I've had numerous interactions with the DWP, HMRC, Birmingham City Council, etc for years, so I've literally got several hundred posts (maybe thousands) to compose for this website. I can't post them to here as quick or as often as I'd like to, for a variety of reasons. Over the last few years, I have endured a conveyor belt of shit decisions from HMCTS. The piss-poor postal services that HMCTS, HMRC, Birmingham City Council, the DWP, & CSA rely on (bulk printing and several different carriers), compound the ineptitude of these departments and agencies. I intend to go back years, eventually. But at this rate, I don't think I'll ever get to post everything I want to. You can see from what I've put up so far that I've got a lot of crap to deal with. I'm probably not even 1% or 2% done. I am slowly rotting....................
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