My Universal Credit, work coach referred me to learndirect for a week long customer care course.
Yesterday I had my interview.
A lot of form filling, name, address, phone no. Email, national insurance, next of kin phone, etc etc etc.
Q... What is my ideal job?
What job I would refuse to do?
Any disabilities ???????
Around 10 Q about my style of learning. Multiple choice with 3 choices.
Formal face to face interview.
A Maths test.
Place four numbers in order from lowest to highest?
Someone spends £10 a week on travel. How much will he spend on travel in four weeks? Show all workings.
An English test.
Circle wrongly spelt words.
Add Capitals and full stops to a sentence.
Identify a verb in a sentence. They even explained that a verb is an action or doing word.
Week long course starts on Monday 29th Jan.
Loaf around all day and make lots of dough...
That was funny DongFeng :-)
what do you enjoy doing?
The social model of disability no longer sees a person as 'disabled' all their life. That doesn't mean their 'disability' will go away, but a person may need less or no support at different times. The disability laws and benefits etc are to give people, as far as they can, equal opportunities and I know right now, I would consider myself disabled, under the social model of disability and therefore entitled to certain rights and protections as well as reasonable support. So I've kind of changed the way I see myself, in certain situations and in doing so, I have gained more confidence in who I am. I think I will probably always class myself as disabled until neurodiversity is accepted as an equal and we have a say in how we live our lives. So I guess I'll be ticking the disabled box from now on, if I come across that question.
My ideal job.
Nice indoor job, helping people and quiet most of the time.
Today I signed on at the jobcentre. Filled out more forms. My advisor who initially referred me to the week long care course at learndirect, knew I'd been accepted. I received a week long bus ticket to attend course.
Now the funny stuff. The learndirect people really like to keep in touch. Last week they sent me two messages reminding me about my appointment. Today they actually rang me to remind me to attend the course next Monday.
Now the politics. I have several employment advisors.
1. Jobcentre work coach. Call her Mrs A
2. Private company contracted to the jobcentre. Call her Miss E.
3. Mind employment specialist. Call him Mr M
4. City council employment helper. Call him Mr S
I have to do what Mrs A asks, or I will lose my benefit.
Miss E gets very stroppy and angry when she discovers that I'm taking advice from other people. She thinks I should always come to her first. So this learndirect course has really upset her.
Mr S and Miss E have very different opinions. In fact all these advisors have different advice and opinions. The contradictory advice is starting to drive me nuts.
Well, opinions are a bit like backsides.
Everyone's got one, but most of them stink...
Received yet another message remaining me about Monday's course.
Is it normal to send two reminders about meetings and appointments?
Or is there something unusual about the organisation or their clientele so that they need constant reminders?
That sounds good, I’m a volunteer at my local library but haven’t been for a while. I do enjoy it though.