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Job application via WPP 19 Apr 2017 10:40 #1797

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My WPP advisor telephoned me yesterday - I didn't answer. This was followed by a text - "Hi **** this is **** from ingeus. Please call me on ********* about a job I have seen". Naturally enough, I haven't called back. I am on PAYG and don't have the money to waste on mobile to landline calls to these poverty pimps.. Are there likely to be any repercussions from my 'refusal to engage'?
They have my email address, but I have received no email about this - just the call.
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Job application via WPP 19 Apr 2017 11:30 #1801

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Any chance they have a mobile number you could text saying, "can you send the job details to me by email please"? Or do you have your WP advisors email details? Something you could change when you next see them is to say please email all correspondence as my phone credit is limited. Or that your smartphone battery duration/time limit has run out and you need to wait for the funds to buy a new battery as it costs X amount? My Smartphone tells you how long the battery has left before it completely dies and not just the charging time left. I would have to pay around £20 quid for a replacement battery for it. :blink:
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Job application via WPP 19 Apr 2017 11:49 #1804

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As far as I understood it you can only be sanctioned if you refuse to do something that you been mandated to do. They can't mandate you do anything through a phone call or email, only by personally handing (or mailing) you a MAN or MEN.

www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/505310/wp-pg-chapter-3a.pdf

I even think you can have your phone number and email address removed from their system.
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Job application via WPP 19 Apr 2017 12:00 #1805

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Don't contact them unless YOU want the job details, you could easily say you had no credit to contact them and like has been mentioned you haven't been mandated to contact them.
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Job application via WPP 19 Apr 2017 13:53 #1807

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Thank all for your replies. I just wanted my own views verified. I will certainly NOT be contacting them via ANY media. As has been said - I've not been mandated to do so.
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Job application via WPP 19 Apr 2017 13:59 #1808

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Did you manage to get your previous sanction overturned ANNIEV?
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Job application via WPP 24 Apr 2017 10:06 #2005

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Hi anniev,

Insist upon letter contact only.

Once they have your mobile number etc they start being a real pain in the ass.

This may help welfarecentral.org/index.php/forum-home/workfare-programmes/438-work-programme-hassling-you

jobber

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Job application via WPP 24 Apr 2017 10:07 #2006

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"I even think you can have your phone number and email address removed from their system. "

Yes you can. :) and it works a treat!
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Job application via WPP 24 Apr 2017 10:26 #2009

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Whenever I`m sent on any of these programmes and I`m asked for contact details or to clarify them, I always just give my address and home phone number. The job centre have my gmail address on file but if the WP wanted it, I would redact them from using it because they could abuse it. Contact by letter is a paper trail while emails and phone calls can be denied if they are not recorded. If I email anyone I always keep the emails on file in case I ever need proof that I did contact them.
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