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DEAs, Shaw Trust Etc ?

bluebeardbluebeard Posts: 260
have any of you found these to be of any help ?

for finding work I might add.......I have been out of work for 5 years with depression ...and its during this time arthur has been suspected and what I am now being treated for

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  • markc1markc1 Posts: 253
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    bluebeard wrote:
    have any of you found these to be of any help ?

    for finding work I might add.......I have been out of work for 5 years with depression ...and its during this time arthur has been suspected and what I am now being treated for

    I am looking for work as well,Shaw trust have a nice web site but can't be bothered helping you they don't answer your e mails. :roll:
  • topgirltopgirl Posts: 290
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The Shaw trust was on TV not so long ago . It was on a programme about unemployment.
    It really upset me :)
    Fair enough there was a young guy who seemed to be 'faking' a bit...( but hey, who am i to judge)
    But man came in to the office...In his 50's , worked all his life as a decorator and now had arthritis and needed to change career...
    The women spoke to him like dirt....
    I think they are under the impression that everyone is making false claims....
    Makes my blood boil.... :x
  • happy_feethappy_feet Posts: 93
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I dont trust any agency or firm that is target and bonus driven. I had a phone call from A4E, the man I used to see told me on the phone he was making an appointment for me his exact words "Im determined to get you into work and if I have to take you to the interviews myself Ill do it" I told him as Id told him before Ive been diagnosed with arthritis, in pain, waiting to see a specialist and I am on ESA until I get sorted out. He didnt listen, still insisted and made the apointment. They get a 200 bonus for each person they get into a job and when I was there they tried getting me bar jobs, ringing round all the bars in my area without even asking me! Ive never done bar work in my life and Im quite capable of cold calling bars and pubs myself if bar work what Im wanting to do! Not just that- the way things are at the minute especially who would want to employ someone that has other people ringing on their behalf?
    Be careful of these agencies.
  • maria09maria09 Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I Have had OA for 7yrs & still work only 16hrs a week but its better than nothing ive worked for same place for 27yrs
    When it comes to the point i cant work any more & take early retirement i dont want some jumped up pen pusher telling me wot to do.
    The way he has spoken to u is appauling & he needs reporting
    God some people make my blood boil!
    Wot abt all these waster who dont want to work but r able to do so but get more money in hand outs so why shud they bother they r the ones they shud b targeting not genuine people with genuine problems!!
    Rant over
    Good luck
  • markc1markc1 Posts: 253
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Whats the point of them anyway?....has anyone actually got any help from one?
    I'll give you another useless one 'intraining',e mailed for advice got nowt back.
    I want to work but can't find any 'cos i'm honest and declare my disability...then don't get job!!well from now on i'm gonna tell 'em i took early reirement not ill health retirement and lets see what happens s040.gif
  • markc1markc1 Posts: 253
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    wendyx wrote:
    I dont trust any agency or firm that is target and bonus driven. I had a phone call from A4E, the man I used to see told me on the phone he was making an appointment for me his exact words "Im determined to get you into work and if I have to take you to the interviews myself Ill do it" I told him as Id told him before Ive been diagnosed with arthritis, in pain, waiting to see a specialist and I am on ESA until I get sorted out. He didnt listen, still insisted and made the apointment. They get a 200 bonus for each person they get into a job and when I was there they tried getting me bar jobs, ringing round all the bars in my area without even asking me! Ive never done bar work in my life and Im quite capable of cold calling bars and pubs myself if bar work what Im wanting to do! Not just that- the way things are at the minute especially who would want to employ someone that has other people ringing on their behalf?
    Be careful of these agencies.

    well said,Wendy.
  • countessheathercountessheather Posts: 114
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I changed my number Wendy! I will not have anybody from any form of `marketing company' interfearing with my peice of mind! I refuse to give my home numbers to people that I know are self-serving like you do! And I WILL NOT BE TOLD WHAT I CAN AND CANT DO - Did you make a formal complaint Wendy over his insulting attitiude, his unprofessionalism and general inexperiance in finding you "suitable" work behind the local bars? Next he'll be sending you for interviews for `pole-dancing'. Target driven only and a waste of space - GIT RID! And good luck with that one Wendy, prehaps he'll send you for an audtion for the Rovers Return next ? You could be the `token' disabled person who drops drinks and glasses, whilest your bra bursts out of a `form-fitting' blouse and miini skirt? Don't fancy that? Me neither!H xxxx :roll:
  • happy_feethappy_feet Posts: 93
    edited 7. Feb 2010, 16:00
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  • countessheathercountessheather Posts: 114
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Wendy you can work this out - its about `protecting their **** from being in a sling' and finding they are next one in line signing on at JOB CLUB! People know that there is a fine line between `employed and unemployed=unemployable' (if you take on board all the psychosis) they are s******g bricks (edited in accordance with AC's terms and conditions ECM) its THEIR turn now!
    You are perceptive and it does you great credit. Your NOBODY'S fool. You write your own future and **** the rest. I am now ready to `fight and bite back' for the disabled to have a direct say in the formation of `any' future government and the one that gets my vote will be the one who puts us top of the agenda. 8)
  • bluebeardbluebeard Posts: 260
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    will any govt put us at the top of the agenda ?

    I doubt , the liberals maybe, but the sad thing about this country is it goes from tory to labour
  • countessheathercountessheather Posts: 114
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The Libs Blue Beard? I thought that they were `any port in a storm' - Guardian readers maybe. Anybody know whos their leader? What he looks like 8) ? I hav'nt heard any one unfortunately from their camp talk about the `disabled in the armed forces' and what they prepose for them? Im not being funny I just hav'nt heard them say any thing about any thing of late! :shock: Better to have a Blue beard than a yellow one.
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