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Given up worrying about it: there are lots of jobs out there but 'zero hours' doesn't mean a bad job, far from it. I love my zero hours contract: it puts me in control and forces my management to go down on bended knee to get me out to work. :twisted: They need me more than I need them. :!:
Sajehar wrote:A Job Centre that offers no jobs other than via an official website, which is rubbish in comparison to others. Yet, if you don’t use this UJM pile of crock, you can have your JSA stopped for a minimum of a month, even if you use much better websites.
Since when did it become an ‘offence’ in this country NOT to use a particular government run website… shades of the STASI coming in here!

Oh, and to rub salt into my wounds (and I’m not even jobseeking properly until my mum dies) I also found out that the Civil Service don’t advertise their own jobs on this site that everybody else is expected to advertise on, apply to.

“Why not?

Write your own replies… this is Kafka territory :-???
Even Kafka would reject this on grounds of plausibility!
Sajahar, you most definitely have a distinct maths talent! You really ought to 'exploit' it! ( know you help people with their electricity bills!).

Two thoughts - training as a book-keeper. A friend of mine does this, and has small business or self-employed clients she does the books for. Possibly if you do it by 'personal agreement' so to speak, you don't even need formal qualitifications, just the ability to get the costs and turnover right, and the calculations to go with it! You could probably help people with their self-employed tax returns too!!!

The other thought is to work with children. As you'll know, maths teachers are like hens teeth, especially in primary schools (most maths graduates tend, - if they're not heading for the City! - naturally, to head for secondary schools so they can enjoy teaching calculus etc to six formers!). But it's primary school age children who need the kind of practical every-day maths grounding. I wonder if local schools near you have 'maths clubs' where you could volunteer (not sure if payment would be funded!) to help children with their sums.

Please don't 'diss' your gift by thinking little of it. SO MANY people find maths terrifying - they have whatever the numbers equivalent of dyslexia is! - and someone like you could really help them.

Do other folks here have good ideas for Sajahar (and not just as their Electricity Bill Consultant!!!! :)
What about the truly poor jobseekers who do not have access to a computer?xx
This is interesting, and ties in with what the restaurant bloke was saying…. Avoid the Job Centre if you want a manageable inbox!

http://www.katebelgrave.com/2015/03/wp- ... /#comments

So the one area set up to get people jobs is being swamped by people rendering it ineffective by trying to meet ‘targets.’

Sounds like madness to me.

If I were an employer, I’d avoid it too.
As Jenny says Sajehar, you have a gift for maths. I didn't even know what you meant by taking 2.5% off 20% that = 17.5% to me and I havent a clue how you got that 'strange' total.

I have been rubbish at 'sums' all my life. I cant even call it maths as thats really beyond me and always has been. I even struggle to work out my change shopping!
I'm dislexic with figures I know that now, though its got another name for figures.

I'm glad you find zero hours good for you Rob as I think their a bloody disgrace and should be banned in a civilised society! :mad:
Pete the Paint

You’re not the only one confused by maths… it confuses the hell out of me too!

But the VAT thing is dead simple. A 2.5p rise in VAT, from 17.5p to 20p is NOT 2.5% as we’ve been led to believe.

A true 2.5% rise would be to divide 17.5 by 100 = 0.175

Multiplied by 2.5 = 0.4375

In other words, rounded up, a half-penny rise from 17.5p to 18p.NOT the 20p we ended up with…. that’s a much bigger rise.

Doesn’t sound like much, but collectively, it’s massive.

My prediction is that George O will raze VAT to 25%, and pensioners are going to start getting it in the neck from here on in.
Scally wrote:Given up worrying about it: there are lots of jobs out there but 'zero hours' doesn't mean a bad job, far from it. I love my zero hours contract: it puts me in control and forces my management to go down on bended knee to get me out to work. :twisted: They need me more than I need them. :!:
Absolutely agree :D
I have the advantage that I don't need the work, being of modest but secure personal means and all that, so I find that a job that leaves me free to go fishing or birdwatching four days a week, leaves me in a very commanding position with an employer. They really do have to beg me to go to work. Love it!
Had a look at a sales job recently: they sell vibrating beds and armchairs to elderly and disabled people that claim to cure all ills. Being curious and well qualified to detect bullshit, I checked the science out, and basically it is snake-oil: these very expensive beds will not cure anything. Buyer beware! So I told them where to go, very politely, but in no uncertain terms.
Thak god for that Rob. I was dreading you saying you were going to work for them.
Their parasites conning the elderly and disabled. I have had lots of my customers in the past saying they have been conned into purchassing very expensive, useless items from them.
Beds that lift you up being one of the worst examples and those vibrating chairs, cushions etc, dont work at all!! :mad:
I'm glad you told them where to go mate. ;)