Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Happy 13th Birthday Boy!!!

dog and boy polo

Today this little cutie on the right turns 13!!
My kid brother "the boy" as he is known by most.
He is the most amazing kid ever, and that isn't an unbiased opinion.
Many have said it, and many more will say it in the future.

Don't get me wrong, he has his days where I could kill him.
But I know for sure I would be lost with out him.

He is so smart, handsome and talented.
(takes after his big sister - I joke)

I just hope he doesn't go all "Kevin" on us!

Happy Birthday Boy
I love you!
(or should I be saying little man now?)

Thursday, 14 March 2013

An Open Letter to Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron
10 Downing Street
Dear Mr Cameron,

To my dismay, I have been on job seekers allowance for almost 6 months now, and cannot wait to sign off and start working again. The majority of your staff that you have working at the Job centre's are condescending and patronising to say the least, and have found this more so when I turn up in a pair of Joggers on my "lazy" days.

Never in my 25 year existence have I been spoken to in the way some of your "advisers" have spoken to me. One of them speaking to me as though I have never worked a day in my life. I so rightly corrected said adviser.
FACT. This is the first time I have claimed state benefits, and I have worked since the age of 13.

Within a few weeks of signing on I could of had a job if only I had been allowed a small loan of £50 in order to update a certificate, I had every intention of paying every single penny back. This was refused as "every thing has changed" (a sentence I must hear every fortnight), but was instead sent to do a 6 week college course for a qualification that I had already obtained, and was told had I not go to the course that I would be sanctioned and my benefits stopped.

Surely sending me on this expenses paid course, (travel expenses included), has cost the Government a hell of a lot more than what the original £50 I had originally queried about?

I also recently had an interview for a paid post at a local charity as a support worker for the Learning disabled, I got this job and had to fill in a CRB form.

This was a month a go and I am still waiting for it to come back. I am already aware of what will come back, and have informed my future employers, but I am not allowed to start work without this document.

Upon contacting the Disclosure and Barring service I was told I could be waiting for up to another 6 weeks. That will be a delay of 10 weeks.

I thought one of your policies was to "Get Britain Working"? I am more than willing to work, in fact I am ecstatic at the thought of working again, but cant due to governing bodies.
So please note, The longer your idiots down at the disclosure and Barring service take to do my CRB the longer I shall be claiming benefits.
Yours sincerely,


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Where has this year gone?

Already we are coming towards the end of the first quartile of 2013, and I am only just putting fingers to keyboard. Safe to say I am guilty of negligence when it comes to this blog. Apologies.

So what have I been up to? Well an update of 2013 so far (in brief)

I finished my college course back in January, it was meant to be finished back in December but due to falling victim of man flu I missed a few days and had to catch up in January.

Shortly after finishing the course I started working for a Care Agency, who turned out to be possibly the worst employers I have ever had. Long story short, I left after about a week of being with them due to being disorganised and down right unprofessional, and I have only just this coming week received the money for the work I did. Might I add I am not the only one to have had problems with this company, I have since met others who have also had the same experience etc.

I also had a job interview for a charity who specialise in the care of the Learning disabled ages 18+. I wasn't very hopeful about this job as I felt that I came across very nervous, but never the less, a week later I got a call back offering me the job.

Brilliant so I am now working!!!

Nope. I completed the 2 week training induction successfully and had my photo taken for my identification card, but I am still waiting for the return of my CRB (police check) which upon inquiring about the other day could be another 4-6 weeks.

Hope its not that long. Sick of not working now and want to start ASAP.