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>> No. 4012 Anonymous
14th December 2012
Friday 9:36 am
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Applying for JSA links
Both are a little out of date.
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>> No. 11672 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 6:24 pm
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I'm on the verge of ending my decade-long unemployment spell but if my employer can't grease the wheels and make a formal offer before Universal Credit comes in next month I'm gonna lose out. And if they offer me fewer hours it just gets worse. Thanks for helping me into work Theresa.
>> No. 11673 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 11:21 pm
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I cant see UC ever making it completely out of the blocks. Way too much uproar over it nowadays. Even the Tory Rags are slamming it.
>> No. 11674 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 7:55 am
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Credit For All will be fine, though.
>> No. 11787 Anonymous
29th December 2017
Friday 11:30 am
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Haven't been paid "muh dole" for tomorrow, guess it's time to argue on the phone.

>> No. 1795 Anonymous
27th May 2011
Friday 6:32 pm
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ITT: Workplace annoyances.

I'll get the ball rolling - having to bring in pastries on your birthday. I know it's cheaper if people bring their own in on their birthday instead of chipping in every time someone in the office has a birthday, but it's still fucking annoying having to fork out on your birthday.
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>> No. 11898 Anonymous
15th January 2018
Monday 12:43 am
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>this is properly Orwellian
>being asked to resign

Yeah, that was what happened when Winston Smith went into Room 101. He was asked to resign.

Come off it. Pressure from the public or the media is not the same thing as authoritarian intervention by the state. I'm not necessarily saying it's great, all the same - that Justine Sacco thing, for instance - but don't call it 'Orwellian'.

>> No. 11899 Anonymous
15th January 2018
Monday 1:41 am
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I think you might just have exposed yourself as one of the many people who haven't actually read Nineteen Eighty-Four with that nonsense.
>> No. 11900 Anonymous
15th January 2018
Monday 5:49 am
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Oh, what, is it supposed to be a reference to the Two Minutes Hate, then? Again, that was state-mandated.
>> No. 11901 Anonymous
15th January 2018
Monday 7:58 am
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Come on mate.
>> No. 11902 Anonymous
15th January 2018
Monday 10:56 am
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Pressure from the public or the media is exactly how the state opperates in 1984.

>> No. 11860 Anonymous
10th January 2018
Wednesday 11:38 pm
11860 Moving into IT
Lads, I want to start a real career and I'd like to ask for your help.

I've been working as a private Mathematics tutor for nigh on five years now and I'm in a rut. Due to a combination of immaturity and personal issues whose details I won't bore you with I underperformed at uni and walked away from Manchester with a third in Physics. Not brilliant, but my own fault. I stumbled into the tutoring lark while looking for jobs but once I'd found I could make a comfortable living doing it little has changed in my life. I've been happy enough cruising through my twenties with my own place, girlfriends, , plenty of free time, all that good jazz, but something terrible has happened.

A few days ago I woke up and realised I'm hurtling towards 30 without any kind of solid career and little idea on how to retrain and at what level. As much as I enjoy being a tutor there isn't much in the way of progression and it's something I now feel I'd be happier doing to stay active when I'm retired. My friends have developed this alarming habit of getting married, one git actually has children as well, and I'm getting more left behind every day. I'm at the stage where people I know are always getting promoted or discussing mortgage and when I'm asked what I'm doing I start to wince at hearing myself repeat the same story.

Despite my third I'm not a complete thicko. I'm very good at Maths, as is expected of me, and I can write basic programs in quite a few languages, mostly C++, Java and Python. But my CV is all but empty spare for my tutoring and a clutch of very good A-levels which I'm sure count for fuck all. I have no references, no internships, essentially no indication that I can do much at all. I've been forbidden from entering teaching proper, not that I'd fancy doing it anyway, so for any other line of work I look like a blank slate.

Beggars can't be choosers and I'm not fussy about what area of IT I'd train for but would prefer something neither crushingly dull or likely to be automated within a few years. If I had the freedom to choose it would be something like data analysis, since I actually enjoy identifying statistical trends and building models based on them. What areas would you recommend and what qualifications are worth pursuing/ignoring?

Apologies if this is all a bit vague. Any guidance you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
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>> No. 11864 Anonymous
11th January 2018
Thursday 3:13 pm
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I'm not sure what's more worrying; this being true, or people accepting it as the new normal.
>> No. 11865 Anonymous
11th January 2018
Thursday 4:08 pm
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My grandfather spent most of his late twenties picking through the rubble of Berlin looking for plump rats. We're doing alright.
>> No. 11866 Anonymous
11th January 2018
Thursday 4:22 pm
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My parents spent their late twenties shopping for a three bedroom semi in which to raise their two kids, while my father worked a secure job and my mother started working a secure job. You can shove your rats up your arse.
>> No. 11867 Anonymous
11th January 2018
Thursday 4:45 pm
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>You can shove your rats up your arse.

Those devious bloody Germans.
>> No. 11870 Anonymous
11th January 2018
Thursday 5:37 pm
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My dad is 59 now and nevet had a proper full time job until he was 27, he just coasted until then. He's doing alright now.

>> No. 11784 Anonymous
26th December 2017
Tuesday 9:51 pm
11784 Escaping Wage Slavery
Binance was the fastest growing exchange of 2017. With their frequent token additions, superior customer support, and the proprietary fee reducing BNB token, they went from a rank 60 exchange to a rank 3 exchange in the course of several months.

The first people to join Binance are essentially retired. They purchased BNB token for a fraction of a dollar. And they were able to spread many referrals as the exchange was up and coming. I know people who are living lavishly off passive income solely from their web of binance. Anyone who takes trading seriously is registered there.

Dividend paying exchanges are going to surpass Binance in 2018. Why would you hold a token that gives you a fee reduction when you can hold a token that gives you a share of the exchange's daily profits? Combined with a lucrative referral program, the user is incentivized to draw traffic to the exchange, further increasing their profits.

Why am I telling you this? Well you probably already know. More referral bullshit yes. What separates an MLM pyramid scheme from a valuable referral program? Legitimacy of the product. If you are peddling essential oils and bullshit makeup products then you are quite literally promoting a scam. If you support cryptocurrency then you have no choice but to get behind Binance.

Currently the exchange is overwhelmed with new user registration. This is increasing daily.
1500 referrals on binance to active traders nets between 50-100k per year passive income (and increasing) for the few people I've seen.

If you believe the crypto market is going to continue growing as a whole in 2018, then this is very valuable.

In exchange for sharing this info with you, all I ask is that you use my referral code upon signup. At the very least sign up so you can buy Ripple in time for the moon this quarter. You lose nothing for signing up with my referral. I will send the first several people who do so 100 XRP.

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>> No. 11785 Anonymous
26th December 2017
Tuesday 10:57 pm
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Assuming each person recruits five people, by 'level' 14 of the pyramid, we're at 6.1bn people. It's completely unfeasable unless you're at the top level.
>> No. 11786 Anonymous
26th December 2017
Tuesday 11:15 pm
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I was going to ban him for advertising, but it is such a pathetic pitch, I'm tempted to leave it up. It reeks of the collective delusion that Bitcoin needs to survive.

>> No. 11774 Anonymous
11th December 2017
Monday 1:59 pm
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I have an important interview tomorrow that requires I wear a proper suit. Unfortunately it's been over a year since I've had to wear a suit and mine appear to have mysteriously shrunk in my wardrobe to the degree where I struggle to get the trousers on and the jacket cant be buttoned.

Any ideas on how to cover this up? I'd rather not buy a new suit just to have it tailored down over the Christmas season once I've put the mince pies down. Yes I probably should have tried it on earlier but you know how it is.
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>> No. 11779 Anonymous
14th December 2017
Thursday 8:33 pm
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Have you started letting out a slight sigh or wince when you get up/sit down?
>> No. 11780 Anonymous
14th December 2017
Thursday 9:05 pm
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Chairs are definitely lower than they used to be. The text in books is smaller. TV remote controls are more confusing. Everyone speaks too quietly on telly. Drivers shout "get off the road you daft old cunt" a lot more.
>> No. 11781 Anonymous
14th December 2017
Thursday 9:21 pm
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I've noticed that police persons are really fucking young.
>> No. 11782 Anonymous
14th December 2017
Thursday 9:34 pm
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Police officers, lad.
>> No. 11783 Anonymous
14th December 2017
Thursday 11:08 pm
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It's political correctness gone mad.

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>> No. 11765 Anonymous
5th December 2017
Tuesday 1:04 am
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Is it illegal to lie about your work history when applying for a job? Say it's just a labouring job, nothing important.
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>> No. 11769 Anonymous
5th December 2017
Tuesday 3:38 am
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Everybody does it, just make sure you don't behave like a typical KC user on the job because they might actually look it up.
>> No. 11770 Anonymous
5th December 2017
Tuesday 3:51 am
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It's only warehouse work. I've been a social recluse and unemployed for a decade and I thought I'd make up some work history.
>> No. 11771 Anonymous
5th December 2017
Tuesday 4:14 am
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Use companies that have gone into administration. There's been plenty over the past decade; Kwik Save, Comet, Jessops, BHS, Woolworths, Phones4U, etc.
>> No. 11772 Anonymous
5th December 2017
Tuesday 4:43 am
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Nice tip.
>> No. 11773 Anonymous
5th December 2017
Tuesday 9:05 am
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It looks a bit suspicious if you list the well-known bankrupt firms. I'd suggest searching The Gazette instead - there are thousands of insolvent companies that nobody has ever heard of.


Self-employment can also be a good CV filler. Nobody is going to look particularly hard to check if you were really a handyman, a casual labourer or an Uber driver.

>> No. 11723 Anonymous
29th November 2017
Wednesday 6:58 pm
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How long is your commute to and from work lads?
Just curious since I have an interview for a full time job which is 1 hour give or take on the bus or 2 trains, not counting for traffic and any other delays that might get in the way.
My current commute time is 20-25 minutes to my part time job including walking to the bus stop, waiting, getting on and getting off, etc
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>> No. 11760 Anonymous
2nd December 2017
Saturday 8:21 pm
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I just removed my stalk connector. The wheel controls are now useless but it doesn't make any difference. I replaced all my car music shit earlier in the year, it sounds complex but its simple as hell.
>> No. 11761 Anonymous
2nd December 2017
Saturday 9:06 pm
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If your car is new enough to have ISO standard connectors it's literally plug and play.

I fiddle with electronics all the time so the hardest part I find is often removing the OEM radio. They can be an arse sometimes, even with the correct removal keys.
>> No. 11762 Anonymous
2nd December 2017
Saturday 10:45 pm
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>>11760 The wheel controls are now useless but it doesn't make any difference.
Except that I'd really like to keep my wheel controls... That youtube video linked to a source of adapters - 2 connectors and a bit of wire, £50. Bastards.
Also, if I do replace the CD30 with a DIN unit, scope-creep probably means I want one with satnav, in a dual DIN, and I'll never make my bloody mind up, until I install it 2 weeks before the car dies.
>> No. 11763 Anonymous
2nd December 2017
Saturday 11:44 pm
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Seconded. When I changed mine, getting the original unit out was a pain, but the replacement was pretty easy to put in.
>> No. 11764 Anonymous
3rd December 2017
Sunday 12:57 am
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The double DIN android units you can get are pricey (£200+) but they're fantastic if you're a nerd. Mine has GPS, two cameras plugged into it, that record like dashcams, a 4G SIM card in it, and it's connected to my ECU. It's a lot of fun. I could also wire it in to the standard car controls, but it's android so I can Google Voice everything.

>> No. 11675 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 10:15 am
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Isn't this against the equality act?


>This internship is only open to candidates from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority background.
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>> No. 11746 Anonymous
1st December 2017
Friday 9:57 am
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There is no magic number, because it's reliant on a lot of other forecasts and policy decisions. The appropriate level of immigration will need to be continually reassessed as economic conditions change, but we're fairly confident that our current rate is somewhere in the middle of the range of plausible figures.

Policy changes could partly mitigate the need for immigration; cuts to the state pension rate would make a high old-age dependency rate more affordable, while increasing the pension age would reduce the ratio. A stronger than predicted economic recovery would obviously help, but it's entirely possible that the stagnant growth of the last decade is here to stay. Probably the most difficult factor to predict is the cost of health and social care, because a great deal depends on advancements in medical technology and lifestyle changes amongst the middle-aged. Major advances in anti-ageing therapies could render this whole issue academic; conversely, the link between obesity and dementia could be far worse than we thought, leading to a vast increase in care costs.

You can play around with the figures yourself using ONS data - most of the modelling is GCSE-level maths. The crucial statistic is the old-age dependency ratio, but there are a lot of levers you can pull.

>> No. 11747 Anonymous
1st December 2017
Friday 10:07 am
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> The only other reasonable option is to keep the foreigners and deport the elderly.

I think this is my new political stance. Thank you.
>> No. 11749 Anonymous
1st December 2017
Friday 2:42 pm
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>no justification for it being 500,000 to 600,000 [largely unskilled] people coming here each year
Can we put an end to this shitty meme please?
>> No. 11750 Anonymous
1st December 2017
Friday 2:47 pm
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It's all in hand; Brexit won.
>> No. 11751 Anonymous
1st December 2017
Friday 9:31 pm
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I hate those bloody immigrants, coming over here and spying on our womenfolk, voting the wrong way and working against our collective mission. And I know who they are!

>> No. 11347 Anonymous
7th June 2017
Wednesday 3:32 pm
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I hate the place I work, I don't interact with my colleagues, nobody knows who I am and I'm not interested in knowing them, the guy I primarily work with is an utter cunt and I hate him. I don't like what I do (quality engineering, non software), it's dull and I don't feel like I contribute to anything. I hate where I live, it's an utter shithole and I don't know anyone here. All my m8s are in London and I've had the most forgettable year of my life, I just go to work then come home and masturbate I don't speak to anyone outside of work and barely anyone inside it. The only job with a salary higher than what I I've got now (which is enough but not impressive, 24k) which I've been approached about is basically the same role as I have now but in somewhere different and equally unappealing. Jobsites only list business development, recruitment, sales or IT, none of which I have an interest in or am qualified to do. I don't have any hard skills, I'm not an engineer. I feel trapped and I hate the situation.
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>> No. 11692 Anonymous
24th November 2017
Friday 3:59 pm
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my car broke down on my way to my date with destiny
>> No. 11693 Anonymous
24th November 2017
Friday 4:38 pm
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Couldn't you have got him to pick you up in his Ford Focus RS?
>> No. 11694 Anonymous
24th November 2017
Friday 4:44 pm
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It was perfect is all honesty. Brake failure.
>> No. 11696 Anonymous
24th November 2017
Friday 8:38 pm
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Take it as a sign mate. A reprieve. If you need to vent in here please do so, I'm happy to try offer my own messy headed advice as much as possible.

For what it's worth (probably not much) it made me sad to think a lad from here was gonna fuck it all off and their only "note" was a goodbye on /emo/.

Cling to the Earth out of spite mate.
>> No. 11697 Anonymous
25th November 2017
Saturday 7:26 am
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You can talk to The Samaritans at any time on 116 123 or jo@samaritans.org.

>> No. 11665 Anonymous
17th November 2017
Friday 6:52 pm
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So I have had a work offer withdrawn due to reference. The employing manager reasons sound like she was given inaccurate information in that reference which is misleading

So what steps do I need to take I will request a copy of that reference. I know I have dyslexia and my current has already used that once to discriminated against while offering no support or help based on recommendation made to them from Occupational health.

This is in the NHS by the way moving to another NHS trust.
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>> No. 11666 Anonymous
17th November 2017
Friday 7:37 pm
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Employers are not obliged to provide copies of references, as there's a specific exemption in the Data Protection Act. The best you can do is make a polite request in writing and hope for the best.
>> No. 11667 Anonymous
17th November 2017
Friday 10:23 pm
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>>11666 I was always under the impression that you couldn't give a bad reference and that if you had been a naughty boy all they did was confirm that you worked for them.
>> No. 11668 Anonymous
17th November 2017
Friday 10:33 pm
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unless your manager is a cunt in OP case

You can request the reference and if it is not truthful go as high as you can
>> No. 11669 Anonymous
17th November 2017
Friday 10:38 pm
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The employer providing the reference is exempt, the prospective employer receiving it is not.
>> No. 11670 Anonymous
18th November 2017
Saturday 1:08 am
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If it's about your dyslexia then you probably want to read up on the Disability Discrimination Act, if you haven't already. The NHS (and other government bodies) tend to toe the line when it comes to that kind of thing; they have a legal obligation to accommodate your disability. You are not disabled, you have a disability, and it's up to them to deal with it. You can demand mediation and even (threaten to) take them to court over it if necessary.

>> No. 11612 Anonymous
5th October 2017
Thursday 7:42 pm
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Hello friends, how do I find the mythical grad job?
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>> No. 11616 Anonymous
6th October 2017
Friday 12:08 am
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They're anything but mythical lad. They're saturating the market. Go to a recruitment agency.
>> No. 11619 Anonymous
6th October 2017
Friday 1:49 pm
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Actual schemes with big companies are golddust dust. It's fucking hard work finding your first professional job but its a lot easier thereafter.
>> No. 11620 Anonymous
6th October 2017
Friday 1:54 pm
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Despite what the job adverts might claim, handing out flyers in town on a Friday night is not really a proper grad job.
>> No. 11621 Anonymous
6th October 2017
Friday 3:34 pm
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Exactly, the only thing the job market is 'saturated' with is scams. Pyramid schemes, zero-hours contracts, and commission-based timewasters.
>> No. 11622 Anonymous
6th October 2017
Friday 10:28 pm
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£10 an hour nights at recycling plants.

>> No. 11608 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 11:14 am
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What have I gotta do to get off universal credit? Just started a new part time job in which the yearly salary is £10,000 and the last time I spoke to the dole they said I'll need to declare it to the service centre. Tried calling them from a mobile in which the call is charged and got nowhere, even checked in my local centre and they removed all the phones they used to have and the guard just had to apologise and say I'd have to try the number again that I've been ringing.

Been told I could easily just not turn up to my next interview and they would sign me off that way for not committing but I don't know what implications that holds for the future. The dole have been fairly lax on me throughout the year because I've appeared incensed to them and have largely been on zero hours work but this is my first properly salaried job in the year, I'd just like to now be able to do my own thing and not commit to further job hunting if I'm in something I can put my efforts into.
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>> No. 11609 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 11:18 am
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>>Been told I could easily just not turn up to my next interview and they would sign me off

can you get that in writing? the fucking twats for suggesting that. maybe speak to your employer if you're on good terms with them?
>> No. 11610 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 11:46 am
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>maybe speak to your employer if you're on good terms with them?

What exactly would I be asking in this case?
>> No. 11611 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 8:01 pm
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Can I use the phone, please?
>> No. 11617 Anonymous
6th October 2017
Friday 8:14 am
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I work evenings.

I spoke to the service centre today, and they said they don't sign off from UC and that it has to be open for another 6 months.

Don't get this.

>> No. 11572 Anonymous
28th July 2017
Friday 1:41 pm
11572 Quitting 2 days in
I've been in-and-out of work this as I've mostly been doing zero hours work such as cleaning and warehousing.

I had a good few solid months of work with a cleaning firm but then that dried up and my hours became very minimal, to help pay my rent I started looking elsewhere because ultimately I am going to need something more permanent that pays better in the long run.

I've just started another cleaning job, basic rate of £7.50 an hour, however next week an agency want me to go to training for a warehousing/drivers mate job which actually offers more money and slightly better hours (40 hours as opposed to constantly fluctuating cleaning hours). They've said you then get interviewed by the actual company after the training, I dislike this premise but it seems to be the standard among agencies and I had a similar experience earlier this year on a similar course.

Basically, I think I'm going to be quitting this new cleaning job only two days in and this is not something I've done before. What's the best way I do this? I checked my contract and I couldn't find anything about a notice period.

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>> No. 11573 Anonymous
28th July 2017
Friday 9:34 pm
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Does the training last longer than a day? Pull a sickie or something. Don't just quit before you even have a confirmed job lined up.
>> No. 11574 Anonymous
29th July 2017
Saturday 10:55 am
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It's four days of training.
>> No. 11575 Anonymous
29th July 2017
Saturday 5:22 pm
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Try to get some time off mate. I don't like the idea of leaving work without having nothing else lined up.

>> No. 11549 Anonymous
24th July 2017
Monday 6:05 pm
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Anyone worked for these guys before?
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>> No. 11556 Anonymous
25th July 2017
Tuesday 10:17 am
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I've not worked for them, but I will say that the name contains all four of letters in "cunt". Make of that what you will.
>> No. 11557 Anonymous
25th July 2017
Tuesday 1:52 pm
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What are they?
>> No. 11560 Anonymous
25th July 2017
Tuesday 7:05 pm
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Indians outsourcing everything to India.
>> No. 11565 Anonymous
25th July 2017
Tuesday 9:00 pm
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Similar to PWC/KPMG I think.
>> No. 11567 Anonymous
25th July 2017
Tuesday 9:16 pm
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No. It is way worse.

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