“Pardoned” from Jobcentre for the bank holiday weekend.

I was claiming working tax credits until that claim was stopped by the DWP (Department of work and pensions) and all payments to me were stopped, they didn’t put me on a different benefit just simply stopped all payments (16 weeks later I have still not received one single payment from them.) This meant I was forced to a start a claim for the new and fascist like Universal Credit. Universal Credit means that I have to be actively looking for work 35 hour per week, write it all down and show the Jobcentre the evidence that I have been actively looking for work 35 per week, “treat job searching as a job” they advised. To look for work we are forced to sign up to Universal Jobmatch the Jobcentre ask for permission to enter our account so that they can see what you are doing on Universal Jobmatch but you are NOT legally obligated to comply with their request. I recommend that you do not give them permission to access your Universal Jobmatch because the Jobcentre do NOT use it to help people, they use it to catch people out and sanction their benefits.

I have been forced in to using their Universal Jobmatch website and applied for a few jobs on there. Only one job has contacted me back, I don’t believe that most of the “jobs” on universal Jobmatch are even real jobs! I believe there are companies that use Universal Jobmatch as a personal information collection point.

Think about it like this; what is the best way to make people give you their personal information over the Internet? Pay them, but that costs money. Job openings? When it comes to job openings people will give you all their details including past employment.

Many of these “potential employers” that advertise on Universal Jobmatch take you to a whole different site (their own website) and request much more information from you than you would ever put on a C.V.

The Jobcentre and the British government are forcing people in to taking jobs, not good longterm jobs but zero hour contract jobs that allows the employer to use you when they need you and get rid of you at will.

For me this is forced labour and forced labour (no matter how much they try to sugar coat it) is slavery. This is a form of fascism, the Jobcentre enforcing their will on people and some of the staff know it.

This weekend is a bank holiday weekend this means that we do not have to attend the Jobcentre Monday (they make us attend every week day usually.) I was struck by the language used by the Jobcentre staff as she explained “Monday you’re pardoned” she was joking but within that joke was a hint that she recognizes the fascism and dictatorship like tactics being used by the Jobcentre.

Last point when it comes to the Jobcentre, they claim to be trying to save money and the costs of the benefits system but how much does it cost them to have us there everyday of the week, listening to their lectures and telling us their scripted catchphrases? The latest catchphrase is piss poor they tell us numerous times “finding a job is like ABC!” no it real isn’t “first you find A job, then a Better job, then a Career!” LAME..

They also pay traveling expenses (buses, trains, taxis in some cases, five days a week) to make sure we can attend every day of the week! How much does that cost?

 

HOW TO IRRITATE THE JOB CENTRE, RECORD YOUR INTERVIEWS.

The Job Centre in Britain is notoriously useless at finding people work or long time employment (unless you want to work for benefits or minimum wage for a billion pound corporation that does not pay tax) in that case the Job Centre is the place to be, so when I went to the Job Centre today I did not except much help, for if they were to help today it would be the first time in living memory that they have been any help.

I walk in the job centre and take a seat they are 9 minutes late calling me out, which I don’t mind at all apart from the job centre regularly warn me to be five minutes early for their meetings, which I always are, they can waste our time but we cannot waste their time and if we do “we risk missing appointments and losing our benefits”.

I take my seat and the interview begins, I tell the interviewer about the Department of work and pensions taking down my website with illegal cyber attacks, “how is that stopping you getting a job?” the interviewer asks, to which I tell the truth, I sell DVDs and ebooks using my website for advertising, and selling a small but growing amount, until the cyber attack finished my website off, I did get the website running after the attacks using a different server, but the website lost its places on the Google search engine, it lost at least 95% of its traffic making the website financially impossible to maintain. As I excepted he did not want to talk about that.

Later in the interview he tells me to apply for at least 10 jobs per week! I explain that I claim for 4 kids to find jobs that pay enough to support 4 kids is not easy, I also explain that I am pursuing tens of thousands that Lloyds TSB taken from our family business in 2006, plus tens of thousands more that my family were ripped off when they were taken ill and had to finish the business, again not to my surprise he is not interested. I tell him to find me 10 jobs on his computer for me to apply for, he does not want to do that, I tell him to do a BOC or a better of calculation so I have a idea about what jobs are worth applying for, he does not do that, instead he threatens me with community service and benefit sanctions, what are they going to do? make me and my family homeless and starve us death? and then they call people scum when they turn to crime, the government are the real scum here.

I ask him the question, do you work for people are the government? he answers “the government pay my wage” to which I reply “the taxpayer pays the government” the cheeky prick then says “you are not a tax payer” by now I am pretty fuming and I tell him the truth, when my family was in business we had between 30 and 90 skilled workers on our books, my family business that I worked for, for ten years have paid more tax in that ten years then he will pay in his whole life, If I claim benefits for the rest of my life I would not see the money that our business in taxes. Not to mention money that the bank illegally taken from our business accounts, our business and many businesses like us were bailing out banks years before the tax payer bailed them out.

He then announces (and I do not know how true it is as the job centre feel no way in lying and trying to scare people) that Wolverhampton is the first place in Britain to start making the unemployed do community service (with a new name) to receive their benefit.

Much to his anger I tell him that I have recorded the conversation, that’s illegal he cries as their are CCTV all over the job centre, I will upload the full conversation to Youtube later and that is my advice, record your conversations with the job centre, they don’t like it and it protects you when they lie threaten you with benefit sanctions.