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One good thing about Universal credit 12 Dec 2017 14:23 #5299

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Signed on today, I mentioned the roll out of universal in my area in march and that coincides with the closure of all the job centres in my town as they are all being transferred to a single place in the council office.

I had the luxury of having the office to myself with several work coaches within earshot so I took the opportunity have a little dig.

So I said we got universal credit coming in at the start of the year not looking forward to that at all.

They all rolled their eyes knowingly in agreement.

So I said as far as I understand a lot of work coaches are part time so that means they will also be under the same regime as myself , how do they feel that soon they will have to face their own colleagues and show what efforts they have taken to increase their own hour, there was a an uncomfortable silence then the manager said what happens is we go to a different office, pmsl, they had not worked out that my town now only has one office next year so that is not possible, unless they go out of town, it was when I mentioned that it seemed the penny dropped, the look on their faces was priceless.

So maybe we might have empathy once they see it from the other side of the fence.

Be interesting to see if JCP have to suffer the same indignities as the great unwashed and how it pans out, I could see a huge outcry if they were treated different.
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One good thing about Universal credit 12 Dec 2017 16:37 #5300

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That`s a fact dboy that many civil servants or job centre workers are part time so they will no doubt fall under the same UC rules as other p/t workers unless they have legitimate reasons for not being able to work more hours like caring for children or someone else, having limited capability for work (LCW) or a few of the other reasons people don`t have to be looking for full time hours.

Banks are closing branches all over the place too so it seems even those in so called `safe` jobs are slowly seeing the reaper closing in on them. Many will be relocated or find other jobs, but the reality is jobs are now becoming scarce and not paying enough for people not to be asking for additional help from the state. Many will be made redundant and find that their redundancy money won`t go very far.
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One good thing about Universal credit 14 Jan 2019 09:15 #12927

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Having a bit of a "Trawl" through some older Topics, And came across this one;
I wonder How these part timers who used to work in now "Closed Down" Joke Centres feel about UC
and the Impact on them, Now ? ;)
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One good thing about Universal credit 14 Jan 2019 09:21 #12928

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If they had to go to there own office due to closures i suspect itl be a free pass for them one rule for thee and another rule for me mentality :angry:

Even if they go to another job centre they will probably just say i work at X job centre part time *wink* free pass.
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One good thing about Universal credit 14 Jan 2019 10:17 #12929

So maybe we might have empathy once they see it from the other side of the fence

That might happen in la-la land but from what I've seen so far no change, same old crap.

Where I'm residing now, they had a jobcentre but was closed down last year, probably due to what dboy stated in his first paragraph. So, my nearest one is 16 miles away, and it's jam packed every time I've been in there, and probably will be when I go there tomorrow. They do seem a bit more organised though than the crapcentre I was at previously, both appointments there wasn't the usual waiting around for 10-15 minutes past my specified appointment time, I was seen early first time and dead on time second time. Also, I've seen no security guards compared to the several I used to see when living in London... I think that might change in the near future.
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One good thing about Universal credit 14 Jan 2019 12:34 #12931

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Im in a London jc, 4 jc have shut down around my area which means my jc is dealing with 4 extra jc.
What I can't understand is no matter what time I go in, the place is always empty, their are more work coachs and secruity twiddling their thumbs then claimants.

Also in front of the wc is a piece of paper with their appointments for the day and if you look closer at your name you can see how long they are going to keep you there.
There is usually around 8 names on wc list so 4 claimants in the morning,4 after lunch.
My jc should be packed out, but it never is.
Also those security serve no purpose, they don't do anything if you shout at a wc, the work coachs are more then capable of protecting themselves.
The security guards job at a jc is literally to stand at the end of the room all day, getting paid to play on their phones while occasionally giving a claimant a dirty look.
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One good thing about Universal credit 14 Jan 2019 13:11 #12932

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Mine is the same Catwoman but as a good few floors in this building so feel they just juggle times and people to create a false atmosphere of 'look!! everyone else is in work.' Similar to all their bullshit "we will help you get to the top of this hill" posters mentality :evil: . :whistle:

"Also in front of the wc is a piece of paper with their appointments for the day and if you look closer at your name you can see how long they are going to keep you there."

Be looking out for the above Catwoman as they love to keep me in there for an hour usually :evil: .Total joke :whistle: .Talk to me about completely irrelevant things.I mean, have you found a job =NO :Job search checked 'sometimes,' and that should all take 10 minutes and off you go.It's all some sick political mind game for them.
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One good thing about Universal credit 14 Jan 2019 13:18 #12933

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Be looking out for the above Catwoman as they love to keep me in there for an hour usually

Hell jobber you make me realise how lucky it have it they never keep me more than 5-10 mins average of 5 mins if no hassle 10 mins if hassle "it Don't take long to break them" I have never had to go sit for an hour long appointment not once in about 4 years claiming JSA not even when agreeing my CC

what the hell are they talking to you about that takes an hour to discuss ?
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