Today was my penultimate pay day. I checked my bank balance and saw that my wages HAD gone in and my benefits HADN'T.
I called the JSA Helpline and was told that first time payments could take up to three weeks to be paid.
I hadn't received the letter stating that I was entitled to benefits and there was no guarantee that I was automatically entitled, was there?
So, I have to wait for the letter to arrive?
I had that meeting with HR.
It. Did. Not. Go. Well.
Well, it was friendly enough. It turned into an informal interview for the position I applied for.
It turns out that they were looking for someone who had experience in more than one discipline.
And I had only had experience in one section.
Would I be willing to transfer as and when required to other sections.
We'll let you know.
As I walked out of the site, I was passed by a car driven by one of the other redundant people.
He'd had started in the same section as me and, later, had been farmed out to other sections.
I knew, as soon as I saw him, that he was going to get the job.
I hand delivered the school laboratory technician and pottered around Dudley for a while before posting off hard copies of a form and my ID to another agency.
1 more application that makes 22 applications in total.