A Curious Girl

The musings of a girl who is curious in both senses of the word. Life, God, and York. Oh, did I say York? I meant Bradford!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I sent them an e-mail.

They sent me an application form.

I sent them a letter.

They called.

I went for an interview.

They gave me a CRB form.

I waited.

I got bored.

I called. Have I got this job or not?

They said, of course you have the job, duh, now return your CRB form and come in Wednesday.

I'm no longer unemployed!

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Brilliant conversation with the Job Centre this morning. I'd called yesterday to say that I couldn't come to sign for my job seeker's allowance (which I will very shortly become ineligible for) on Tuesday, ie. today. So they told me to call up this morning and re-arrange.
"Hello, I was supposed to sign for my JSA this morning. I can't because I have a workshop."
"Have you rearranged?"
Er, no, that's why I'm calling.
"No, I would like to rearrange now."
"All right, hold on..." She returns in a couple of minutes.
"Would you prefer morning or afternoon?" she says.
Wouldn't you like to pick a day first, I think.
"Afternoon, I suppose," I say.
"How about 4pm?" 4pm when??
"You mean today?" I ask, scratching my head.
"Yes, today," she says, as if talking to a five year old.
"I can't make today," I remind her.
"You can't make today?"
"No, I can't make today and that's why I'm phoning. I was supposed to come in today but I can't make it, that's why I have to rearrange!"

She explained very slowly to me, as if I was somewhat stupid, that you have to call on the day you want to rearrange your interview for. Erm, wouldn't you like to know I'm not turning up? Wouldn't I like to know when I can next sponge off the government? Surely since I've been advanced booked for Tuesday mornings they can advance book me for Thursday afternoon? I really ought to look through my unemployment bumf and see if there's a way of signing off by post!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

In lieu of an actual entry...

Hi folks. Sorry I haven't blogged lately. I was wanting to write about Greenbelt but feeling the responsibility to write a looong entry usually puts me off any desire to write one.

Yup, I went to Greenbelt, which, to the uninitiated, is basically a sort of Christian Glastonbury. Which, to the non-Brits, is a big festival involving camping. I got a free ticket thanks to my church, which helped considering my unemployedness. Greenbelt is great because there's so much going on. I felt I had space to go to what I wanted, and time to think about God without feeling like I had to be producing testimony-worthy material by the end of the weekend.

I've also been reading Ladies against Feminism, which is quite entertaining.

And hopefully at some point I will be back with a real entry.