Diary Friday 26th February 2016

Photo taken by me – my 2016 diary
Preston, England
February 27, 2016 4:52am CST
My welfare advisors have started mailing me jobs with mandatory orders to apply for them. The first one was a job I already applied for unsuccessfully but I’ve gone through the motions of applying again anyway as they can cut or stop my benefits for non-co-operation. I expected an article I wrote for a convention newsletter to appear today as it was requested by the convention organizers but there was no trace of it in the publication which is very annoying. Other than that it has been the start of a quiet period in my life which I need with money running low just now. I did some, writing, reading, TV viewing and sleeping. Arthur Chappell
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Feb 16
well I guess those "mandatory" ones count as time spent right? And you wont get it, so no waste on the backside, so if they want you to apply for stupid stuff, I guess, whatever! lol
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• Preston, England
27 Feb 16
good way to see it though I think of the writing I could do during the lost hours
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Feb 16
@arthurchappell yeah, I know, but it's not totally lost, I mean, you get paid in terms of unemployment at least
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• Preston, England
28 Feb 16
@Jessicalynnt it is very limited - once I give my mum money for my keep I struggle - I have to cut back more and more on going out now
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
27 Feb 16
I am very fortunate that I was never unemployed during my working career. It would have totally enraged me to be told when and where to apply for a job.
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• Preston, England
27 Feb 16
it is very frustrating all round and a really expensive cost to the tax payers
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
27 Feb 16
@arthurchappell This is true, they are spending vast sums of money to tell large numbers of people to apply for the same job.
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• Preston, England
27 Feb 16
@Asylum yes exactly - as soon as they hear someone had a good interview somewhere they shovel everyone on their case load in that direction too which clogs up the whole recruitment process
@PainsOnSlate (20670)
• Canada
27 Feb 16
I hope you find a job that fits you to a tee...
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
27 Feb 16
Best of luck on your endeavors
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@Blondie2222 (22756)
• United States
27 Feb 16
Well I hope you find something soon, best of luck to you