Monday, 30 June 2008
YOU COULDN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP.
Went to sign on today, after my last escapade, my partner told me not to “get into any trouble!” Anyway, I arrived well on time for my 10 minutes past 10 appointment, as I’d been told they were strict on time keeping and sometimes applied sanctions; as the bloke in front of me found out. He was a couple of minutes late for his appointment and was told he would have to come back later. Today I managed to find a seat and sat down to wait for my appointment, 10 past 10 arrived, 11 minutes past, 12, 13, 14, 15, I thought about the guy earlier who had been late, and what my partner had said, but when it got to 20 past 10 I thought Fuck this, and went to see one of the security guards, and explained the situation, off he went to get someone from the Job Centre to find out what was going on. 5 minutes later one of the advisors called me over and explained that the reason I’d been kept waiting was that there was no appointment for me today and my claim had been closed as I had failed to attend on 16th June, which as you and I know wasn’t the case. The advisor said not to worry as she had found the piece of paper with my signature on it that proved I did, and she would re-open my claim. Before I left I asked if there would be any sanctions against the person who had kept me waiting today as a result of my claim being closed. The advisor said she didn’t think so, as it was probably a computer error; yeah whatever. I didn’t bother to argue as my issue had been resolved and the advisor had been apologetic about it all, plus I didn’t fancy going back and telling my partner I’d got into trouble again, but still; a bit of a poor show if you ask me. One law for them and all that.