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Originally posted by New Lanark Boy
Sounds like a regular interview. With Social Security benefits comes the responsibility to advise them about any changes which affect your entitlements. Many folk don't bother to notify them of changes, hence the requirement to attend an interview every couple of years.
New World Order ? The Department for Work & Pensions ?
You're having a laugh, surely ?
Originally posted by defcon 2
I think you are pulling our legs! I don't know what Job centre Lanarkboys been to but it don't sound like a regular interview to me(well maybe in bizzaro world!!!)when I experienced a period of unemployment and got interviewed at the JC I got asked no questions like this and I have never heard of anyone else getting quizzed about their personal life in this way! why do they need to know which room you sleep in?why do they need to know what people think of you coz your unemployed? you gotta be kidding!!?(I think you are taking the mick)If I ever got asked questions like this firstly I would tell her it's none of her damn business then I would ask for a copy of the questions asked and get straight to my local newspaper!Why do they wanna know what you eat?How is that gonna help your in your job search?You should try and get some proof of this if you are serious!
Originally posted by RenDMC
I'm on Job Seekers, have been for sometime now. I can honestly say that the Advisors I have seen have been great. Although on a few occasions I have been left waiting for more than 3 hours.
If this has happened to you OP, I would seriously recommend phoning up your JC and asking why you were made to feel like a terrorist. To be quite frank, I don't chase the jobs they give me information on. They are either A. always gone or B. not suitable for my criteria. Lately the JC has been over-run I understand this, but their JOB is to help... If they can't help.... they should go on Job Seekers
Originally posted by cazzy2211
Did she mention in her initial speel that the interview was being recorded, possibly for training purposes?
The reason I ask is because they have introduced lie detector software to some (possibly all by now) of their telephone systems. Could they have extended this to interview rooms? That could explain the seemingly irrelevant or control questions.
Telephone lie detector technology catches benefit cheats by monitoring their voices
Originally posted by andy1033
You do not know your born if you think that is bad. I live in uk, and am monitored 24/7 with mind control,a nd they know absolutely everything about my life.
So think yourself lucky they are not using this on you, or maybe they are. They never left my life alone since i left school 17 years ago.